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If media companies won't sell content to Netflix, then Netflix will go acquire the content itself.

That's the message Netflix is sending content suppliers and consumers. Deadline.com reported that Netflix is in talks to acquire Media Rights Capital's drama series "House of Cards," produced and directed by David Fincher, who directed "Social Network." The show also stars Kevin Spacey. According to Deadline, the talks are ongoing but Neflix has already outbid HBO and AMC with an offer in the area of $100 million.

While Netflix won't be producing content itself, it is vying for rights to original programming. Most of the content that Netflix has acquired in the past has already appeared in movie theaters or on TV before. The move comes as several big media companies have predicted that Netflix's supply of top-quality content could soon slow to a trickle.
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Interesting read, very informative to say the least!
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Oh my (: Netflix and Google will own our lives someday.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm View Post
Oh my (: Netflix and Google will own our lives someday.
Google is going to buy Netflix.
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Google = Skynet ?

(someone will post the pic shortly I'm sure)
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I'm getting tired of Google buying everybody out.



Yep. It happened.
Edited by jellis142 - 3/16/11 at 2:38pm
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Wow, $100million just for the rights to one show? Wonder how many subscribers Netflix has--surely it would take years and years of subscriptions to net that amount back. And just for a single show?

Maybe this is more for a show of strength than anything--that they can't be bullied as was thought.
    
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Originally Posted by SI51 View Post
Google is going to buy Netflix.
THIS WAS A JOKE. Don't respond as if it's truth.
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Wow, $100million just for the rights to one show? Wonder how many subscribers Netflix has--surely it would take years and years of subscriptions to net that amount back. And just for a single show?

Maybe this is more for a show of strength than anything--that they can't be bullied as was thought.
Netflix has 20 Million subscribers, read it some where the other day

edit: here it is
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/26/n...e-towards-isp/
Edited by spice003 - 3/16/11 at 2:59pm
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Wow. Netflix to Skynet in four posts. Sometimes, I don't know why I bother with OCN; I already know all the answers.
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Netflix has 20 Million subscribers, read it some where the other day
That's still only $160 million in revenue per month if we just go by the $7.99 per month. It seems kinda...not enough
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