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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What I don't get..
by bowkota on Wed 14th Mar 2012 14:22 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

Great article Eugenia, sadly I don't think things are changing any time soon.

What I don't understand is why these movie studios keep on insisting on doing it their own way. Wasn't the music industry a good enough example?
The music retail business was going downhill at a fast pace before iTunes and all the other recent digital stores. Heck they even had an increase in 2011 after Seven years.
The movie and TV industry would be doing so much better were it not for the 60 year old, backwards-thinking executives. Get rid of them already.

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RE: What I don't get..
by vodoomoth on Mon 19th Mar 2012 15:40 in reply to "What I don't get.."
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What I don't understand is why these movie studios keep on insisting on doing it their own way. Wasn't the music industry a good enough example?

I guess you can say people never learn?

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