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This week, Netflix took steps to address both issues. The company announced an exclusive deal with Paramount that will bring more than 350 movies to the service, including some new features such as Iron Man 2. Netflix also introduced variable video quality settings, which allow Canadian customers to use less of their monthly data allotment by lowering their picture quality.

Chief executive Reed Hastings discussed the two issues with CBCNews.ca. He says that despite the bumps in the road, the company is still on track to sign up a million customers by the summer and hit profitability in Canada this year
I know there was a posting about the reduced size of content for good quality but I was looking for information pertaining to the acquisition of content and found this article from a week ago. Quite informative, interesting to know their goals and requirements as well as how they interact with content providers.

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Good stuff.

They really need to get the rights to Survivorman though.
    
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Good stuff.

They really need to get the rights to Survivorman though.
Yes!
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Was hoping they would show their teeth and start challenging the caps, not put the tail between their legs and lower their quality for the handy caps(couldnt for the life of me think of something clever) =(
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Was hoping they would show their teeth and start challenging the caps, not put the tail between their legs and lower their quality for the handy caps(couldnt for the life of me think of something clever) =(
Yeah but if they just start trying to push everyone around with money they will blow their plan of breaking even to smithereens. They have lobbyists and that is the best way these days to get your point across in a political forum, I always said these companies and game download sites NEED to fight with us to keep caps up or off completely and I find some comfort in knowing they are actually doing something.
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Uggghhhh lowering quality for caps..........how disappointing. I shouldn't have to lower the quality....
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Mirko Bibic of Bell utterly disgusts me. He must leave a trail of slime wherever he walks.
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Good stuff.

They really need to get the rights to Survivorman though.
huh?

I've watched all of the Surviroman episodes on Netflix.
Edited by JasonCz - 4/8/11 at 11:00am
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Uggghhhh lowering quality for caps..........how disappointing. I shouldn't have to lower the quality....
Not for us yet, but possibly in the near future. I think once they cap enough people they'll get whats coming to them.
    
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Was hoping they would show their teeth and start challenging the caps, not put the tail between their legs and lower their quality for the handy caps(couldnt for the life of me think of something clever) =(
Netflix offers a service that they want to sell. They are not going to start fights with people.

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Uggghhhh lowering quality for caps..........how disappointing. I shouldn't have to lower the quality....
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Netflix also introduced variable video quality settings
Your in Florida, this does not effect you unless you choose to turnt the quality down.
     
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