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Michelle
Michelle
12/29/2017 8:20:18 PM
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Re: Netflix
Agreed. I think ads wouldn't be a good choice at all. Part of the charm of Netflix is the lack of ads. It's wonderful to watch things without advertisements!

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afwriter
afwriter
12/29/2017 1:29:28 PM
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Re: Netflix
I think ads would end up hurting them more than it helps. I know they do it a bit in a small scale way now but my personal opinion is that Netflix needs partnerships and much stronger product placement in their original shows and movies. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
12/26/2017 8:23:38 AM
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Re: Netflix
@afwriter - You're exactly right about that. (Though it is how Costco makes the money they do. And Costco's subscription is substantially cheaper.) I think I can see ads coming to a Netflix near you. They may be at a point of desperation to do so. 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/24/2017 11:23:20 PM
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Re: Netflix
The problem is that subscriptions are such a static way to make money. Netflix needs to find other ways to monitize instead of hoping that they can continue to gain subscriptions. 

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afwriter
afwriter
12/24/2017 11:20:54 PM
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Re: Calculated Risk
And think of the fact that they are doing the opposite of every movie company. Studios would much rather sell a digital copy than a DVD nowadays. 

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freehe
freehe
12/24/2017 10:19:27 PM
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Re: Betting the Farm
@afwriter. Yes they are. They have moved away from their company mission and initial purpose for starting their business. When that happens executive lose sight of how they become a large company. They need to go back to the beginning and reflect on their original core values before they lose everything.

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freehe
freehe
12/24/2017 10:17:11 PM
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Re: Calculated Risk
@afwriter. Good point. I agree. It is a waste of money, time and resources to make a DVD for a few shows. The model that works and continues to work is to create DVDs for a season of a show. Not sure why they wanted to deviate from what is working.

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freehe
freehe
12/24/2017 10:15:41 PM
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Netflix
These numbers mean that Netflix is actually losing money. No matter how good content may be if no one is watching it or watching it enough to generate revenue it is a failure.

I thought Netflix was making money. Selling money to pay off debt is never a good sign. They need to restructure the company to reduce further losses.

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freehe
freehe
12/24/2017 10:13:34 PM
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Re: Calculated Risk
@elizabethtv, I am able to cut the cord. I was considering getting Netflix but may reconsider. Unfortunately all telco companies and content providers will eventually raise their prices unless you are Comcast and raise your prices every year.

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afwriter
afwriter
12/23/2017 2:15:01 PM
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Re: Calculated Risk
@Shaunn I share your worry. I also think that putting themselves in a vulnerable position makes it easier for someone else to come in and edge them out. 

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