Please wait while we enable your Account

0%

Contacting Amazon Web Services
Deploying Cloud Servers, Storage, Transcoding & Database Servers
Deploying Global CDN
Deploying Firewall & Enabling Security Measures
Deploying the CMS & Admin Module
Deploying Website, Mobile & TV Apps framework
Creating your FTP account
Finishing up all the modules
Preparing for launch

Netflix’s CEO just revealed the most important issue for Internet TV

Roshan Dwivedi Published on : 16 July 2015
Netflix

 

Netflix executives dished insights on the company, and the emerging internet TV industry during a post-earnings call.

Netflix has no immediate plans to raise prices for U.S. subscribers, and will instead seek to lift profits by encouraging customers to upgrade to video on demand service that comes with better resolution. Meanwhile, the company plans to beef up its film library by adding new movies from Disney and by releasing more homegrown shows like the upcoming Narcos.

Those are some of the strategic insights shared by Netflix executives on a conference call following followed the release on Wednesday of its surprisingly buoyant second quarter earnings.

During the 45-minute discussion, which was broadcast on YouTube, the company also repeated its mantra that it “wants to get like HBO before they get like Netflix.” Translation: Netflix wants to master the content-production game before its rival can match it wide reach.

But the most significant moment came when CEO Reed Hastings explained the company’s decision to support a big cable merger between Charter and Time Warner Cable. The key to Netflix’s support, said Hastings, was the companies’ agreement to abide by settlement-free peering, which means the companies will not charge content providers for distributing their Internet traffic.

This is important because Netflix, in 2014, was locked in a bitter war with Comcast and other Internet Service Providers over paying extra charges, which some likened to a form of extortion (ie “pay up or your Internet stream will get choppy”). The dispute led Netflix to ferociously oppose a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.

Read the entire story here.

Written by: Roshan Dwivedi

Add your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Try Muvi One free for 14 days

No Credit Card Required

.muvi.com
Your website will be at https://yourname.muvi.com, you can change this later.

Upcoming Webinar
March 27

8:00AM PST

Introducing Muvi Live Paywall: Monetizing Live Streams

Introducing Muvi Live Paywall: Monetizing Live Streams,” where we delve into the cutting-edge world of live streaming monetization. As the landscape of streaming services evolves, Muvi is at the forefront with a revolutionary Paywall PPV monetization solution designed to empower businesses to maximize revenue from their live streams and events.

In this engaging webinar, we will provide a comprehensive overview of Muvi Live’s Paywall feature, exploring its functionalities, and the unparalleled advantages it offers to creators and businesses, especially those in the streaming industry. From seamless payment integrations to personalized user experiences, we’ll guide you through the key aspects that make Muvi Live Paywall a game-changer for content monetization.

Why Attend the Webinar:

  • Understand the present state of live stream monetization solutions.
  • Introducing Muvi Live Paywall – the ultimate PPV monetization solution for live streams.
  • Live demo of the Paywall feature: from setting up the price to purchasing and watching the stream.
  • How Muvi Live’s Paywall feature stands out among the rest.
  • Insightful tips on how to maximize your live stream revenue.

Introducing Muvi Live Paywall: Monetizing Live Streams,” where we delve into the cutting-edge world of live streaming monetization. As the landscape of streaming services evolves, Muvi is at…...

Event Language: English
1 hour