Time Warner fights Netflix by providing TV seasons on-demand
Time Warner is not shy about its disdain for on-line-solely video providers like Netflix, which threaten its income from previous-faculty TV suppliers. Nevertheless, it isn’t simply going to take a seat round and gripe — it is planning on doing one thing about it. The media big’s channels are asking studios to grant them rights to supply full seasons of exhibits via cable and satellite tv for pc corporations’ on-demand providers. The hope, as you may need gathered, is that you’re going to stick with your costly TV subscription understanding you can marathon entire seasons like you possibly can on Netflix, Hulu and different providers which are pleasant to twine cutters.
Will it work? It is exhausting to say. Studios have typically been hesitant to supply these full season rights, since Netflix will not pay them as a lot if they provide entire seasons to standard suppliers. They’d be betting that sheer ubiquity would make up for any hit to their checking account, in different phrases. And that could be a troublesome promote when streaming-solely providers are rising quickly and steadily overshadow the choices from TV suppliers. Nonetheless, this could possibly be excellent news — you won’t should bend over backwards to observe exhibits from TBS and TNT (like Rizzoli & Isles) by yourself phrases.