Survey says Netflix will lose some 20% US subscribers to competitors

Microsoft g0gle
May 14 10 Comments

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflixs-loss-marvel-movies-may-cause-subscriber-drop-poll-finds-1210236

Sample size: ~2,200 in US

Thoughts? I think it’s hilarious that even NBC tries to do its own streaming, but a bundle deal of Disney+ESPN+Hulu seems much more attractive compared to Netflix in terms of breadth of content and price(the basic disney bundle likely will only cost 15-20 bucks per month).

Survey says Netflix will lose some 20% US subscribers to competitors

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  • Amazon sidhehsks
    This is turning into cable on the internet...streaming was supposed to be the solution, not turn into the same shit.
    May 14 1
    • Microsoft utube
      lol well said “cable on the internet”
      May 14
  • ABC / Eng bMlc25
    Netflix has ~148M subscribers. I don’t think 2200 sample is good enough.

    “Survey on our site shows what 100% of people is using internet”
    May 14 1
    • Amazon stega
      Depends on how the 2200 were selected. That's enough people to have 99% confidence with a 3% margin of error providing they were randomly selected.
      May 14
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    70% of cable users said they'd cancel on a price hike and less than 10% actually follow through each time.
    May 14 0
  • Amazon stega
    The Amazon video "channel" model makes sense to me. I watch Game of Thrones on prime video by adding the HBO channel, though I don't think it's worth what I paid and will likely cancel.

    I expect the streaming platforms to evolve in this direction. Instead of Disney+ or Marvel being their own streaming services I expect them to become "channels".

    Pay an add-on fee to get access to HBO, NFL, Marvel, or whatever content, in addition to a basic service.

    Netflix has resisted this for some reason but I bet they will rethink it if it gives them a way to retain all those subscribers.

    Then Disney and HBO shouldn't need to invest in a streaming platform, which they honestly aren't good at. They could let Netflix or Amazon build the infrastructure and just license their content as an add-on.

    I'd expect in the long run to be able to get the same add-ons through any streaming platform and get the same Marvel movies whether it's through Netflix or Amazon or someone else. As in, I can be a Netflix subscriber and get Marvel for an extra fee, or get the same Marvel channel through Amazon.

    But I think it'll take the industry ten years to evolve to that point.
    May 14 0
  • Apple
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    EyePhoneXmore
    Funny enough I just upgrade my Fios package and they offered me two years of Netflix free. So I just canceled my existing plan and switched to the “free” offer. I can see Netflix doing this to fluff up numbers like Spotify does with carrier deals.
    May 14 2
    • Microsoft utube
      Very interesting. Yeah I was thinking Netflix would also have to team up with other players or verticals.
      May 14
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      I can't comment on specifics. But I can assure you usually it's the service provider that pays most of the bill in such promotions. Not the other way around.
      May 14
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    Netflix will be the basic package, and every niche service like HBO and Disney+ will be an add-on.
    May 14 0

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