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Netflix to carry more Time Warner shows

Malanthius
01-15-2013, 04:24 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/netflix-carry-more-warner-bros-shows-174847376--finance.html

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc will carry more shows from Time Warner Inc, intensifying efforts by the video streaming company to attract more subscribers and beat back competition.

Netflix signed licensing deals with Warner Bros Television (WBTVG) and Turner Broadcasting System Inc for previous seasons of shows from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Animation and Adult Swim for U.S. subscribers.

Shows such as Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time", "Ben 10" and "Johnny Bravo", and WBTVG's "Childrens Hospital" will be available from March 30.

Adult Swim shows "Robot Chicken", "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", and Sony Pictures Television's "The Boondocks" will also be available on Netflix.

The first two seasons of Warner Horizon Television-produced TNT series "Dallas" will be exclusively available on Netflix in January 2014.

Netflix said last week that it would carry previous seasons of popular shows such as "Revolution" and "Political Animals" produced by Warner Bros Television.

It also won a deal in December to stream movies from Walt Disney Co's live action and animation studios, including those from Pixar, Marvel, and the recently acquired Lucasfilms.

Netflix shares were trading up 3 percent at $103.92 on Monday afternoon on the Nasdaq.

(Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Roshni Menon)

Don't count Netflix out just yet. Looks like they still got some fight left in them. :D

JerryDandridge
01-15-2013, 05:41 PM
And 7,000,000 less dollars.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/netflix/analyst-netflix-post-7-million-q4-loss-29349

bruceames
01-15-2013, 05:52 PM
And 7,000,000 less dollars.

http://www.homemediamagazine.com/netflix/analyst-netflix-post-7-million-q4-loss-29349

Yeah, there would be that. :helpme :eyecrazy :lol:

All this just doesn't add up for me. Seems they're starting to spend a lot of money on new contracts and original series programming, while getting very modest subscriber growth and rates that remain at $7.99. And all the while continuing to lose the more profitable disc subs. Their stockholders must be getting very nervous.

BTW, HMM said streaming subs were up 1.2 million. Was that for ALL of 2012, or just Q4? Neither make much sense, given the 2013 projection of 3.5 million.

morriscroy
01-15-2013, 06:36 PM
At this point, perhaps Netflix is looking at an exit strategy of being bought out by a bigger company?

Getting as many licenses as they can (especially exclusives), to maximize the eventual selling price of the company.


In the future, the dvd-by-mail service might possibly not be worth a whole lot. One can examine past instances of services which were once "king of hill", which subsequently fell "behind the curve" years later, such as AOL, Blackberry, etc ...

Any value left beyond the dvd-by-mail service, will most likely be whatever exclusive licenses they have already locked in.

bruceames
01-15-2013, 06:46 PM
At this point, perhaps Netflix is looking at an exit strategy of being bought out by a bigger company?

Getting as many licenses as they can (especially exclusives), to maximize the eventual selling price of the company.


In the future, the dvd-by-mail service might possibly not be worth a whole lot. One can examine past instances of services which were once "king of hill", which subsequently fell "behind the curve" years later, such as AOL, Blackberry, etc ...

Any value left beyond the dvd-by-mail service, will most likely be whatever exclusive licenses they have already locked in.

DVD-by-mail is more convenient and just as cheap as kiosk (assuming you use it regularly). What hurts disc-by-mail is new releases aren't as readily available, so Netflix becomes a great source for catalog while Redbox is the go-to place for new releases. New releases are obviously more popular so Redbox wins.