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HBO: Sorry Netflix, you will never get any of our shows

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Dec 2011 12:53 User comments (5)

HBO: Sorry Netflix, you will never get any of our shows HBO Co-President Eric Kessler has not so subtly said this week that Netflix will never get any of the company's original programming.
The company has massively popular series like True Blood, Game of Thrones, Entourage and Boardwalk Empire, among a plethora of others.

Kessler called streaming companies "competitors" and also went as far as to say that the current spike in "chord cutting," where consumers cancel their cable TV service, will reverse when the economy recovers.

HBO currently offers its TV shows online and on mobile devices to subscribers via HBO Go, which has been a very popular option since its launch.

Earlier this year, Netflix and HBO publicly bid against each other for the right's to David Fincher's "House Of Cards," with Netflix winning out after offering conditions no other reasonable company could match.

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5 user comments

12.12.2011 14:18

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Kessler called streaming companies "competitors" and also went as far as to say that the current spike in "chord cutting," where consumers cancel their cable TV service, will reverse when the economy recovers.
well he was right calling streaming companies competitors and in the short term he might be right on cord cutting but with out a doubt it is only a matter of time before streaming becomes more popular then traditional ways to watch TV.

Think long term or die.

22.12.2011 15:44
newduser
Unverified new user

Originally posted by lamain:
Quote:
Kessler called streaming companies "competitors" and also went as far as to say that the current spike in "chord cutting," where consumers cancel their cable TV service, will reverse when the economy recovers.
well he was right calling streaming companies competitors and in the short term he might be right on cord cutting but with out a doubt it is only a matter of time before streaming becomes more popular then traditional ways to watch TV.

Think long term or die.
I'll just get my HBO shows the old fashion way. I'll use bittorrent.

All HBO needs to do is make their programming available at a decent price and I will pay for it. How much money do you think they are losing by not making their shows available.

32.12.2011 17:39
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by newduser:
Originally posted by lamain:
Quote:
Kessler called streaming companies "competitors" and also went as far as to say that the current spike in "chord cutting," where consumers cancel their cable TV service, will reverse when the economy recovers.
well he was right calling streaming companies competitors and in the short term he might be right on cord cutting but with out a doubt it is only a matter of time before streaming becomes more popular then traditional ways to watch TV.

Think long term or die.
I'll just get my HBO shows the old fashion way. I'll use bittorrent.

All HBO needs to do is make their programming available at a decent price and I will pay for it. How much money do you think they are losing by not making their shows available.
Probably quite a bit. Starz turned down 300 million to renew their contract with netflix.

42.12.2011 23:00

This guy is a f**king moron. Netflix had seasons 1-3 of Breaking Bad. If they were not on Netflix, I never would have seen the show. Because they were on Netflix, I bought season 4 on bluray and am waiting for season 5.

To a media company, Netflix is like a promoter that pays the media company for the chance to represent them! If HBO management can't even figure that out, I doubt I would want to see anything that they greenlit anyway.



53.12.2011 16:34

Originally posted by KillerBug:
This guy is a f**king moron. Netflix had seasons 1-3 of Breaking Bad. If they were not on Netflix, I never would have seen the show. Because they were on Netflix, I bought season 4 on bluray and am waiting for season 5.

To a media company, Netflix is like a promoter that pays the media company for the chance to represent them! If HBO management can't even figure that out, I doubt I would want to see anything that they greenlit anyway.
Evil begets evil unfortunately. It seems like ignorant companies such as HBO or even Sony fail to see what their customers want, more content from more providers. It provides a decent sum of revenue when done the right way. I agree Killer, why don't they, cause they got their head up their ass to see what would benefit them long-term. Netflix would be ideal for them, hell, even YouTube is considering bringing "premium content" to the masses so why not start there if you're scared? Doesn't make sense to me either. It's only their corporate greed that blinds them to see the way they should be going, up, not down.

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