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Itsmeshawn22
Itsmeshawn22
4/30/2017 10:02:49 PM
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Verizon Buys a Stake in AwesomenessTV
This is very interesting because it is rare to find a good stake with the technolgy they run these days. I think it will be a good idea to go along with it. It will bring more moves to the table by the decion of this stake and we are looking forward where it goes in the future.

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Ariella
Ariella
4/12/2016 7:41:13 PM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
@Batye strange, Netflix would have to pay for the programs even in the US. I would think the company just thinks that there's not eough demand for those shows in Canada to warrant it. It's an interesting thing about Netflix's international presence: it used to include geography in its segmentations for its predictive algorithms; now it groups people by common interests.

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batye
batye
4/12/2016 7:35:04 PM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
@Ariella  in USA Netflix is good you could get everything ... but in Canada Netflix only offer limited/old shows... due to the copyright laws...

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Ariella
Ariella
4/12/2016 8:51:10 AM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
@afwriter Certainly. When Netflix offers original programming, though, it does so on the basis of a lot of data about what its subscribers like to see, so it does put the big data odds in its favor for original content.  Netflix accounts for it in this way:

 When we started with original content we didn't have specific data about viewing patterns over time for content that premieres on Netflix.  We decided to use straight line amortization based on our experience with TV series from other networks.  Now we have more specific viewing data for original content which shows more viewing in the early months of a show's debut, so we are accelerating the amortization of such content commensurately. 

 

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afwriter
afwriter
4/11/2016 11:33:00 PM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
It is, but just like any programming it has to be quality to make money and if they are just pouring money into less than par programming simply to have a full line up, they are not going to get a decent return on investment if any. 

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Ariella
Ariella
4/11/2016 10:58:32 AM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
@afwriter but isn't part of the incentive of originial programming for these channels the larger earning potential it poses? 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/8/2016 8:39:54 AM
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Thoughts
My initial reaction is that I am not sure how well a venture like this well pan out. My immediate thought is when Neil Patrick Harris did Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. While it wasn't without merrit, and viewership, I'm not sure it garnered near the attention they were hoping for. But then the article discusses that there are already 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube, so maybe since they already have a good size fanbase, it will see more success than I would have thought. I'm not media exec, so what do I know? 

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afwriter
afwriter
4/7/2016 10:41:44 PM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
I agree, but that have to make sure that they are pushing out original programming that people will enjoy.  Even one bad show could really hurt them when it comes to word of mouth.  I understand that original programming is all of the rage, but companies need to be careful before they saturate the market too much.  This comes from a guy who has Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Crackle, and a bunch of other apps with original or hard to find programming.

 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/7/2016 5:32:19 PM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
> "using go90 doesn't count against your data cap as long as your using the Verizon approved content providers, but if you stray over to one that isn't, it does."

I wonder how much VZW will encourage the "straying" part and get users to use other video platforms? I don't think it really needs to, but it'd be interesting to see how VZW handles its zero rating apps.

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
4/7/2016 10:37:49 AM
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Re: Original Programming FTW
You're right, using go90 doesn't count against your data cap as long as your using the Verizon approved content providers, but if you stray over to one that isn't, it does. 

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