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September 2, 2011

Netflix News…. None of it Good!

In a Press Release issued today Starz has announced that they have end­ed nego­ti­a­tions with Net­flix to renew stream­ing rights of Starz con­tent. The cur­rent agree­ment will expire Feb­ru­ary 28th 2012 and all con­tent will be removed from Net­flix stream­ing. It was rumored that nego­ti­a­tions broke down due to Starz insis­tence that Net­flix adopt tiered pric­ing even after they have already imple­ment­ed a huge pric­ing increase sep­a­rat­ing the disc and stream­ing options of their ser­vice. This means los­ing access to Starz series like Spar­ta­cus and Camelot and also los­ing con­tent from Sony and Dis­ney of whom Starz has exclu­sive rights to. Mak­ing mat­ters worse this bomb­shell was released on the same day that the new pric­ing mod­el kicks in for Net­flix! So how many peo­ple are think­ing about dump­ing Net­flix? In my opin­ion they had bet­ter post some seri­ous con­tentRead more…

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