Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 14th Mar 2012 07:06 UTC
Multimedia, AV By reading various media news in the last year or so, a very disturbing pattern appeared. When media providers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Netfix, Microsoft tried to license content off of Hollywood, they were either given extremely high prices, or they were being rejected altogether. Microsoft even canceled a finished XBoX360-related video product recently because they couldn't license content easily, Netflix is given harder and harder time as time goes by (notice how only a few good movies were added to their streaming service in the last few months), and even the almighty Apple had the door shut on its face numerous times.
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RE: just buy them!
by westlake on Wed 14th Mar 2012 11:02 UTC in reply to "just buy them!"
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Why don't they just buy the major studios? Apple alone is worth more than all major studios and their parent companies combined[/q

In its prime MGM was owned by the Loews theater chain.

Each makor studio had its own fully integrated production and distrubution system. All that ended with the 1948 anti-trust decision in United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.

Why the geek would choose to slit his own throat by surrendering professional content production to the developers of mass market hardware and software I will never know.

market cap:

Time Warner 35.4B
Viacom 29.3B
Walt Disney 80.9B
News Corp 49.3B
Sony 21.2B
NBCU ca 30B (not public, owners 49% GE 207.3B, 51% Comcast 81.3B)

Apple 529.7B
Microsoft 274.1B
Google 200.9B
Amazon 80B
Netflix 5.9B

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