The Threat of Netflix

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Week #10

Title: This post will be commenting on an article found on called “Netflix’s Move Onto the Web Stirs Rivalries” by Tim Arango and David Carr.

Comments: This was a nice, short, and concise article about the concerns that large network providers like Time Warner are having because of Netflix’s move to the web. The main concern, as it always is with large and small corporations alike, is with money. A company like Time Warner has to pay 2$ to 3$ for the same service that Netflix can provide for it’s customers, while only paying 15 cents. This has made Netflix some powerful enemies, and they’ve already begun looking for ways to halt Netflix’s rapid growth. As a new media student, this is an interesting to look at because we can see a great example of Capitalism at work. As one company becomes too powerful, you see the reaction from other companies that are being hurt in that particular market. As time goes on and technology continues to improve, I think we will see more and more of this contention between old technologies like the networks provided by Time Warner and new technologies like Netflix. It is an issue that should be considered more and more as we see more issues pop up. I don’t think we’re even close to finding out who deserves what between these two technologies, and something needs to be done. It’s up to us to figure out who gets what.




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