I’m sure, like me, a lot of you who use the ongoing service, have found yourselves often exasperated while looking for films you truly want to view (whether old or recent), only to determine that they aren’t open to stream on Netflix. And that means you go somewhere else, like Amazon.com, or look for the film on DVD instead, assuming your Netflix account permits DVD rentals as well.
Netflix do address this subject lately, as you can plainly see in the video recording below, which I stumbled after while researching the issue of rights to content. Essentially, Netflix re-emphasizes the actual fact that it is more of a channel when compared to a library of each film that’s have you been made. And, really, it boils down to privileges and money to content. In a nutshell, it’s currently cheaper and much easier to buy DVD rights, than it is to choose the rights to stream every movie and television set show most of us would want to see made available from the service.
As the web host of the video tutorial states, that’s, partly, how they are able to keep the expense of the service so low at $7.99 a full month. Although, I must say I don’t observe how they can thrive without eventually raising prices. I believe it’s inevitable, especially as costs to create and find content becomes more competitive even, but also for the potential buyers bidding on privileges to the motion pictures and Television shows people desire.
So Netflix needs you to think about it as more of a curator of content, or a Television set network like HBO or Showtime, with a restricted library of videos that’s rotated occasionally, plus some original group of its own. Doing this, I think, can make it much easier to wrap your brain around the way the company runs – presuming you’re one of the frustrated.
What I came across most interesting is the fact that Netflix doesn’t outright own the initial series it has been releasing this season – from House of cards to Orange is the New Black, lately. It’s basically licensing them, so this means, eventually, are going to on other websites. I’ll have to ponder how that influences the business’s long-term growth potential customers if indeed they can’t consistently capitalize on these series for a long time to come, and in other forms, as they become ubiquitous.