Netflix to be Exclusive Pay Chanel for Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar

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Netflix has finalized their deal with Disney to be the exclusive pay-TV provider for all their films from 2016 and beyond. This deal will include films from Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar franchises. This deal goes in effect this September for all Disney movies that are from 2016 and beyond.

This deal has been in the making since 2012 when Netflix outbid HBO to gain the rights to play Disney films. Pay subscriber Starz will still have rights for certain Disney films that were made prior to 2016, such as the Captain America films and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The deal does not affect deals Disney has made with DVD rental services like Redbox, or cable providers On Demand programming.

Having the exclusive rights to a plethora of Disney properties is bound to increase viewership for the streaming channel. So if you want to see any Disney properties, you better save your $8.99/month.

Source: Netflix

Khalil Johnson

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  • Chris W

    Netflix is winning.

    • SAMURAI36

      Winning what, exactly? They are still way behind HBO and other networks in terms of subscribers. And 80% of their content is still sub-par.

      This is a come-up for them, but they still have a ways to go before they can be considered “winning”.

      • Fenix

        The resident wet blanket has arrived.

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      • Grant McCollister

        Are you ever not a downer? Let people be excited, man!

        • SAMURAI36

          I never hear you guys complaining, when these other folks come into the DC threads, talking their nonsense.

          Also, what’s to be excited about? You act like this is some kinda big deal. There are about a 100 different places you can watch these movies, for practically free. And with the money these films make in the theaters, it’s not like people haven’t seen them already.

          • Axxell

            You’re really sad and pathetic. Rewatchability is the reason why CW made $1B at the box office…people want to watch these movies over again.

            That’s why Netflix is winning.
            http://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/02/10/with-only-800000-subscribers-hbo-now-just-cant-keep-up-with-netflix/#303d55de6430

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO, what is Netflix winning, exactly? Because they are beating HBO’s 3rd string streaming service? Why on earth would I subscribe to that, when I already have 5 HBO channels (40, if you count Cinemax), & a DVR?
            HBO’s actual service dwarfs Netflix by a long mile. They’re not winning anything.
            As for rewatchability, I call BS, on most of those films. Only the biggest diehard Zombies like you are doing that. Now, Star Wars MIGHT be a different animal, as well as the Disney movies proper.

          • Axxell

            LOL! Stay in denial if you want, but…a billion is a billion, real money. That’s replay value, whether you call it “zombies” or whatever. CW is just the latest Marvel film to prove it’s bankability.

            As for Netflix, they’re winning the future. HBO’s bread and butter is tied to the cable bundling system that people keep abandoning in favor of streaming services. Nice of you to be so dismissive of HBO’s interest in competing against Netflix, when they’ve started 2 different online services that both failed to get traction. They KNOW the future is in streaming. And yet they’re poised to lose more ground to Netflix. Pretending that HBO is in a better spot than Netflix is like pretending being in the Titanic is a better position than being on the rafts, because the Titanic has more luxuries…

          • SAMURAI36

            First off, what a retarded &$$ analogy.

            Second, You thinking that HBO is hurting off of some failed streaming service, is laughable. That’s like Peet’s coffee being concerned, because their pastries aren’t selling well. I’ll I’ve you a moment to let that sink in, because that’s how analogies work, not that nonsense that you said.

            You see, in order for a streaming service to be profitable, they have to have premium content, which Netflix has very little of. In fact, I’d say a good 70% of Netflix’s content is garbage, which is why they are trying to make the deals like the ones they just made with Disney.

            What you fail to realize, is that networks like HBO & their parent company, are not just content providers, they are first & foremost, content CREATORS. Netflix needs Disney, but not vice versa. If Disney is so dumb to realize that they are killing their own networks, then that’s their problem. They definitely took a pay cut to go exclusive with Netflix.

            Meanwhile, HBO’s parent company snatched most of their programming off of Netflix & Hulu, because it’s not profitable for them to showcase it there. The reasons involve licensing fees, & other contractual obligations that we both know are beyond your reasoning capacity.

            What you also fail to realize, is that not only is HBO’s parent company responsible for roughly 30% of all programming (for point of reference, Disney produces far less than that), it’s also responsible for nearly half the networks on TV (again, Disney has only a fraction of that number). And it doesn’t stop there; they are also one of the biggest cable providers (in which Disney is not a player at all, at least until what I personally think will happen, which is Disney eventually buying out Netflix).

            So you seem to fail to realize, while you were chanting “#WINNING!”, & while posting that janky link that not only doesn’t say what you think it says, but it also really didn’t support your original point (whatever you thought that was), this really isn’t all that much of a win, especially for the actual company that you’re a slave to. Especially when people can stream these movies online already, for free.

            How do you think I managed to watch CW? I d&mn sure didn’t go to the movies to watch it. Which, BTW, came out in 2016, so there goes that time traveling nonsense you made up from earlier.

          • Axxell

            First off, thank you for the amusement of watching you foam at the mouth when you don’t have a point. It’s the most fun part of my day.

            Second, in this case, the fun comes on the part where you call my analogy retarded because you didn’t get it (as you do with any thought that’s too deep), while ironically presenting a hilariously weak fail of an analogy that isn’t even applicable to start with on this case because A) I never said HBO was “hurting”; once again you pulled that one out your 4$$, and B) coffee and pastries don’t compete, unlike streaming and cable, which DO compete. Your sophomore attempts at retorting literally get me laughing.

            And that was before you tried arguing that Netflix has little premium content…LOL! As if HBO has anything outside of Game of Thrones…that’s 95% “garbage” as you put it. Tell me, who makes House of Cards? Who produced Orange is the new black? Who did they buy BoJack Horseman from? And you wanna say Netflix aren’t content creators?

            By this point you realize how stupid your argument is, so you default to attacking Disney as expected from a bitter WB/DC apologist, trying his best to deny what everyone who knows a damn thing about streaming vs cable already knows…What good is “creating content” if you don’t give people the option to watch how they want to watch it?

            On that same topic, since I already know you’re getting started early on your “HBO Now” retort, let me remind you that it only has 800,000 something legitimate streamers, as the article stated (See? you missed that. Again). Netflix has 81 million…81 million people who WON’T be pirating Netflix content, as opposed to only 800,000 for HBO Now…the rest of the GoT fans who don’t want to be tied to a cable box will do exactly as you did for CW…and stream it for free. More losing for HBO.

            And of course, you top it off by demostrating your ignorance (SHOCKING!) about my comment in regards to the Marvel films included in this deal…pure comedy!

          • SAMURAI36

            B) coffee and pastries don’t compete, unlike streaming and cable, which DO compete. Your sophomore attempts at retorting literally get me laughing.

            Cable and streaming are hardly “competing”. It’s like saying DC is competing with Marvel with movies at the moment, or that Marvel is competing with DC with TV and animation at the moment.

            In other words there is no competition. Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and a few other streaming services COMBINED, don’t equal to a fraction of the content that cable provides, and that’s in both quantity and quality.

            Good luck with getting that narrative to stick.

            And that was before you tried arguing that Netflix has little premium content…LOL! As if HBO has anything outside of Game of Thrones…that’s 95% “garbage” as you put it.

            Riiiight. So, all those shows (re: far more than GOT) with Emmy’s and other awards under HBO’s belt, those are “garbage” too, right?

            Tell me, who makes House of Cards? Who produced Orange is the new black? Who did they buy BoJack Horseman from?

            Sooo, 3 shows? That’s your argument?

            And you wanna say Netflix aren’t content creators?

            And, when did I say that, exactly? Oh that’s right, I didn’t. Because you just made that BS up, like you usually do.

            What good is “creating content” if you don’t give people the option to watch how they want to watch it?

            Which is meaningless in the ultimate scheme of things. Chalk it up to this spoiled generation we now live with, but most of us don’t get to pick what time we get to be entertained, anymore than we can pick what our work schedules are. Despite what Netflix is trying to sell, entertainment does not come at a whim.

            Most people know this, which is why MOST PEOPLE are not getting rid of cable. Besides, even if Netflix turned their content to a 95% premium, they still couldn’t compete with cable, which shows a much wider array of content than Netflix ever could.

            Unless Netflix is going to broadcast the NBA Playoffs next season? Oh, that’s right…. WB does that.

            And yes, you were ignorant about which of your precious Marvel drivel came out this year.

          • Axxell

            Cable and streaming are hardly “competing”

            LMFAO! I like how you qualify that brain fart with the word “hardly”…it means you’ve already lost the argument.

            In other words there is no competition. Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and a few other streaming services COMBINED, don’t equal to a fraction of the content that cable provides, and that’s in both quantity and quality.

            Spewed like someone who knows jack about the industry, yet wants to pretend he knows more than the pros.

            Riiiight. So, all those shows (re: far more than GOT) with Emmy’s and other awards under HBO’s belt, those are “garbage” too, right?

            Yeah, “all”…”those”…”shows” you can’t name…and the ones you can, too.

            Sooo, 3 shows? That’s your argument?

            It’s 3 times more than your argument, which is zero…

            And, when did I say that, exactly? Oh that’s right, I didn’t. Because you just made that BS up, like you usually do.

            You imply that by calling only HBO as “creators”, as if to say that Netflix isn’t. Are you really gonna deny that you did?

            Which is meaningless in the ultimate scheme of things. Chalk it up to this spoiled generation we now live with, but most of us don’t get to pick what time we get to be entertained, anymore than we can pick what our work schedules are. Despite what Netflix is trying to sell, entertainment does not come at a whim.

            Except it does with streaming. And Netflix does it better than anyone. It’s amazing that you’re such a rabid fanboy that you have the nerve to argue against convenience for the sake of defending HBO not being in the game, like Blackberry owners argued that anyone using touchscreen smartphones were “spoiled”…

            Most people know this, which is why MOST PEOPLE are not getting rid of cable.

            This is how I know you’re the Dr Phil of the entertainment industry; a guy who likes to make claims of intelligence and expertise, but really is an ignorant blowhard. But go ahead and keep pretending that because people have cable it’ll never go away…

            Unless Netflix is going to broadcast the NBA Playoffs next season? Oh, that’s right…. WB does that.

            Oh woe is me…what will I ever do without a cable subscription to 1000’s of channels I’ll never in my live spend any significant time watching more than 10% of them?

            Oh wait! There’s plenty of both legal AND free ways to watch the NBA and every other sport WITHOUT CABLE!

            What was your point again?

          • SAMURAI36

            LMFAO! I like how you qualify that brain fart with the word “hardly”…it means you’ve already lost the argument.

            Spewed like someone who knows jack about the industry, yet wants to pretend he knows more than the pros.

            Actually, when someone devolves into ad hominem, instead of actually refuting what’s been said, that’s an indicator of losing an argument. Especially when you chop the other person’s responses up in such a way, as to appear that that’s all they said.

            You do realize, this is viewable by all, yes?

            Yeah, “all”…”those”…”shows” you can’t name…and the ones you can, too.

            *Sigh* So, do you really want me to list all of HBO’s successful shows Are you really gonna be that petty and disingenuous? Just to appear like you’re winning an argument?

            Tell you what, why don’t you prove me wrong, by actually looking up what I said? You know, the same way I’ve been doing to prove your points?

            In fact, I DARE you to look this stuff up, and prove me wrong.

            You imply that by calling only HBO as “creators”, as if to say that Netflix isn’t. Are you really gonna deny that you did?

            Dude, look at how verbose I am. When have I ever had to “imply” anything? My points are beyond explicit.

            But, since we are revisiting the subject, I am in fact EXPLICITLY STATING that Netflix is not a “creator” of original content. NONE of the shows you named from Netflix were created by Netflix.

            Therefore, the statement you made:

            It’s 3 times more than your argument, which is zero…

            Care to redo that math? What’s 3 times LESS than zero?

            Except it does with streaming. And Netflix does it better than anyone. It’s amazing that you’re such a rabid fanboy that you have the nerve to argue against convenience for the sake of defending HBO not being in the game, like Blackberry owners argued that anyone using touchscreen smartphones were “spoiled”…

            And yet, they are still dependent upon other providers for their content material. It musta really hurt when WB yanked all their product from the streaming services. You know, weekly programs that people are able to binge watch for hours on end, rather than DIsney/Marvel movies, that people will only watch once or twice, ever so often.

            This is how I know you’re the Dr Phil of the entertainment industry; a guy who likes to make claims of intelligence and expertise, but really is an ignorant blowhard. But go ahead and keep pretending that because people have cable it’ll never go away…

            And yet, you can’t prove me wrong. Just like you didn’t (and still don’t) know how DC’s Multiverse works, but were trying to turn it around on me. You’re the dumbest guy I’ve ever seen, who spends more time talking about stuff he has no knowledge of, than actually explaining what it is he THINKS he knows.

            So just like that DC Multiverse question, here are a few more Q’s (that I happen to know the answer to) that we both know you won’t/can’t answer:

            1) What is the difference between the Premium subscription rates of Comcast vs Time Warner Cable? Why the rates different?

            2) How many Premium vs Basic Cable subscribers does each have?

            3) What is the one advantage Cable has over Satellite (hint: it’s NOT extra equipment)?

            4) What is the difference between Netflix’s “original” (LOL) content, and say, Amazon’s?

            I’m willing to pay you a $1000 for each of these Q’s that you can accurately answer, and without having to Google the info.

            But we both know you’ll remain a broke, ignorant chump.

            Oh woe is me…what will I ever do without a cable subscription to 1000’s of channels I’ll never in my live spend any significant time watching more than 10% of them?

            Oh, so now that’s your point? I thought the point was the quantity and quality of content? And why is YOUR viewing habits the focal point here? Just because you don’t watch it, doesn’t mean that nobody else does.

            Oh wait! There’s plenty of both legal AND free ways to watch the NBA and every other sport WITHOUT CABLE!

            Sooo…. You’re concurring with the point about not having to subscribe to Netflix to watch Civil War?

            What was your point again?

            Okay, I’ll remind you:

            1) That watching these films on Netflix isn’t any kinda of “Deal”.

            2) That Netflix doesn’t create ANY of it’s “original” programming.

            That refresh your memory?

          • Axxell

            Actually, when someone devolves into ad hominem, instead of actually refuting what’s been said, that’s an indicator of losing an argument. Especially when you chop the other person’s responses up in such a way, as to appear that that’s all they said.

            You do realize, this is viewable by all, yes?

            Do you? Because everyone can see how embarrasingly ignorant your claims are. You’d be hard pressed to find another DC fanboy be so stupid as to claim that cable and streaming don’t compete, yet here you are, contradicting what the entire entertainment industry knows…for reasons. In fact the main alternative proposed by cord-cutters is precisely streaming services. But you’d rather cover your eyes and live a fantasy where HBO and the cable hegemony isn’t threatened by streaming services, because you’ve got to defend your precious media conglomerate with unbelievably asinine statements.

            I already refuted your claim by backing it up with an expert analysis…and I could post way more articles saying the same thing. Where’s your proof that streaming services can’t compete in content? Where’s all the quality HBO programming? Can you name 3 HBO shows on the air right now that are more noteworthy than the ones I mentioned on Netflix?

            *Sigh* So, do you really want me to list all of HBO’s successful shows Are you really gonna be that petty and disingenuous? Just to appear like you’re winning an argument?

            I don’t need to “appear” to be winning the argument…I AM winning the argument; so far I’m the only one who’s backed up their opinion with A) examples of exclusive, quality programming from Netflix, and B) professional opinion from an industry analyst.

            You have done neither. So yes, I AM winning the argument.

            Tell you what, why don’t you prove me wrong, by actually looking up what I said? You know, the same way I’ve been doing to prove your points?

            In fact, I DARE you to look this stuff up, and prove me wrong.

            I don’t need to do your research for you; it’s your job to present evidence that you’re right.

            Dude, look at how verbose I am. When have I ever had to “imply” anything? My points are beyond explicit.

            But, since we are revisiting the subject, I am in fact EXPLICITLY STATING that Netflix is not a “creator” of original content. NONE of the shows you named from Netflix were created by Netflix.

            See, first you deny having said it, then you admit it. Don’t lose your flip flops…

            Care to redo that math? What’s 3 times LESS than zero?

            Your argument.

            And yet, they are still dependent upon other providers for their content material. It musta really hurt when WB yanked all their product from the streaming services. You know, weekly programs that people are able to binge watch for hours on end, rather than DIsney/Marvel movies, that people will only watch once or twice, ever so often.

            LOL! It would really help your argument if it had more factual substance. If you had cared to check into reality, you’d have discovered WB’s content hasn’t gone anywhere, certainly not to HBO’s own streaming attempt. Guess WB realizes they need Netflix and Amazon more than they need them…because their viewers sure as he11 wouldn’t know a damn thing about binge watching anything if it was purely up to cable…and by validating binge watching, you just validated Netflix, as opposed to cable where you have to wait for the episodes to be fed to you.

            And yet, you can’t prove me wrong. Just like you didn’t (and still don’t) know how DC’s Multiverse works, but were trying to turn it around on me. You’re the dumbest guy I’ve ever seen, who spends more time talking about stuff he has no knowledge of, than actually explaining what it is he THINKS he knows.

            Oh, the irony…trying to make me fall for your little diversion in the hopes that you can distract from the fact that cable is on the downslide and you can’t possibly argue otherwise. Like I already said, I’ve already presented more evidence than you have, which means you’re the one incapable of proving me wrong. And I doubt you will.

            So just like that DC Multiverse question, here are a few more Q’s (that I happen to know the answer to) that we both know you won’t/can’t answer:

            Translation: Here’s a bunch of random spam questions that I couldn’t correlate with the subject if my life depended on it…but by god do I need a distraction from the fact I don’t know what the he11 I’m talking about…hope we’ll go on a tangent and everyone will forget I ever said something so stupid as claiming cable doesn’t compete with streaming…

            Oh, so now that’s your point? I thought the point was the quantity and quality of content?

            It was…until you decided to change the focus to sports programming, so I responded in kind.

            And why is YOUR viewing habits the focal point here? Just because you don’t watch it, doesn’t mean that nobody else does.

            Inversely, just because some people do watch them doesn’t mean MOST people do. In fact, research shows my habits are actually closer to the norm:

            http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/infographic-how-many-tv-channels-do-you-actually-watch-n99046

            Which means I’m right..again.

            Sooo…. You’re concurring with the point about not having to subscribe to Netflix to watch Civil War?

            No…if you feel like the content providers deserve to be paid for the service, you HAVE to subscribe, not because there aren’t illegal alternatives. And before you twist this into something else, the difference here is that with the NBA, there are multiple legal channels to wantch their content if you want, including Sling and NBA Leagues Pass, all without relying on cable. With Marvel, there’s only one legal way to watch future movies.

            1) That watching these films on Netflix isn’t any kinda of “Deal”.

            2) That Netflix doesn’t create ANY of it’s “original” programming.

            1) It is a deal if you’re looking for a legitimate option without the physical media.

            2) Arguable considering they’re the ones who finance the content. And even if that didn’t qualify them as creators, it doesn’t change the fact that Netflix keeps growing while HBO, like other paid programming channels, keep stalling or losing customers.

          • SAMURAI36

            I’m going to ignore your continuous barrage at deflective ad hominem and respond to the arguments that you attempt (and FAIL) to make.

            Where’s your proof that streaming services can’t compete in content?

            Exhibit A:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix

            As of April 2016, Netflix reported over 81 million subscribers worldwide, including more than 46 million in the U.S.[4],

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBO#Overview

            In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO broadcasts in at least 151 countries, covering approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide.[5]

            Exhibit B: See below.

            Where’s all the quality HBO programming? Can you name 3 HBO shows on the air right now that are more noteworthy than the ones I mentioned on Netflix?

            In addition to GOT:

            –True Detective

            –Real Sports

            –Real Time

            –VIce

            –Silicon Valley

            –Veep

            –Leftovers

            And this doesn’t even count all the original movies, documentaries, stand-up comedy, etc that HBO provides, that blows Netflix out the water, in both quantity and quality. Unlike streaming services, HBO offers a diverse array of content. It’s the same difference between WB and Disney, DC and Marvel.

            And before you question the quality of these shows, look at the awards they each have won. HBO has NEVER been hurting in the quality department.

            Guess WB realizes they need Netflix and Amazon more than they need them…because their viewers sure as he11 wouldn’t know a damn thing about binge watching anything if it was purely up to cable…and by validating binge watching, you just validated Netflix, as opposed to cable where you have to wait for the episodes to be fed to you.

            Pretty sure that’s the other way around.

            http://www.whats-on-netflix.com/leaving-soon/

            Click on any single month, and see all the content that’s leaving Netflix, by the dozens. Netflix is literally hemorrhaging content.

            Netflix needs WB, just like they need Disney. This Disney deal is a life-line for them. You can’t keep leaking that much content on a monthly (sometimes DAILY) basis, and expect to stay competitive. What difference does offering the ability to “binge watch” make, if you have no content to binge watch?

            I’ve already presented more evidence than you have

            Like what, exactly? Such as this:

            http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly

            Which doesn’t remotely say what you’re trying to imply? You’re conflating a bunch of unrelated points together.

            There are dozens of factors as to why people watch less TV channels, none of which necessarily have anything to do with Netflix or streaming.

            Besides, based on your original post in this thread:

            Guess I’ll have to add Netflix to my monthly expenses…

            You don’t even have Netflix, so WTF are you even talking about, “your viewing habits”??? You have no dog in this fight, based on your own admission. Your monkey &$$ watches TV, just like the rest of us.

            the difference here is that with the NBA, there are multiple legal channels to wantch their content if you want, including Sling and NBA Leagues Pass, all without relying on cable. With Marvel, there’s only one legal way to watch future movies.

            LMAO, really, NBA League Pass? You mean, the League Pass, where you can’t watch a single game, unless you have a Cable or Satellite subscription? That League Pass?

            And even beyond that, in order to sign up for League Pass on Cable, it’s an extra $199 on your cable bill for the season. How is that a win?

            If you sign up for the Pass on the website, it’s $9.99, but that’s only for the AUDIO STREAM. How is that a win either? You’re gonna pay 10 buck for something you listen to for free on the radio?

            2) Arguable considering they’re the ones who finance the content.

            Really? So now you’re redefining terms to fit your BS argument?? Because EVERY single reference I’ve seen, lists Netflix as merely a DISTRIBUTOR of these shows.

            That’s like saying Netflix is a creator of the MCU from 2016 going forward, since they are paying Disney to allow them to distribute their content.

            Not to mention, HOC lists Netflix as merely a co-distributor for the series.

            So you just made that BS up. Do you practice your dishonesty at home in the mirror every night?

            And even if that didn’t qualify them as creators,

            So wait, does it qualify them as “creators” or not? Because that was a part of your central argument? Why don’t you just be honest for once in your miserable life?

            it doesn’t change the fact that Netflix keeps growing while HBO, like other paid programming channels, keep stalling or losing customers.

            Except HBO is not losing customers. HBO nearly doubles Netflix’s subs. And HBO’s content continues to grow, while Netflix’s shrinks. And how is Netflix growing, when they are losing more content than they can gain?

            People can stream HBO for free too. Loser.

            SINCE WHEN??? You just made that BS up too. Not not a shred of HBO content that can be streamed for free–at least, not legally. But I thought your argument was predicated on paying for services?

            I can’t tell if your a liar, or just an idiot. Probably both. Either way, you’re the biggest of either on the internet right now.

          • Axxell

            I’m going to ignore your continuous barrage at deflective ad hominem and respond to the arguments that you attempt (and FAIL) to make.

            So pointing out that cable is dying somehow is “ad hominem”?

            Exhibit A:

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

            As of April 2016, Netflix reported over 81 million subscribers worldwide, including more than 46 million in the U.S.[4],
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

            In addition to its U.S. subscriber base, HBO broadcasts in at least 151 countries, covering approximately 122 million subscribers worldwide.[5]

            What “Exhibit A” fails to mention is the whole story:

            http://cdn.bgr.com/2015/10/chart.png

            So you can sit there and scoff at Netflix NOW…because Netflix overtaking HBO is not a matter of “if, but rather, “when”…Fact. Not only is Netflix competing (which is enough to prove my point as it is), it is also overtaking established players like HBO, just as Marvel has done to DC.

            Netflix already surpassed HBO in the US:

            http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/netflix-surpasses-hbo-in-u-s-subscribers-1200406437/

            In addition to GOT:

            –True Detective

            –Real Sports

            –Real Time

            –VIce

            –Silicon Valley

            –Veep

            –Leftovers

            LOL! The only one people really talk about from that list is True Detective…Is that the best you can do? if we were talking about any and all current shows, I could’ve listed more than 3 shows for Netflix…

            Without counting “House of Cards”:

            – Orange is the new black

            – Daredevil

            – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

            – Making a Murderer

            – Jessica Jones

            – Bloodline

            – Marco Polo

            – BoJack Horseman

            – Sense8

            And the list goes on.

            And this doesn’t even count all the original movies, documentaries, stand-up comedy, etc that HBO provides, that blows Netflix out the water, in both quantity and quality. Unlike streaming services, HBO offers a diverse array of content. It’s the same difference between WB and Disney, DC and Marvel.

            The fact you don’t know Netflix already offers all that, shows how ignorant you are. Not to mention that using WB/DC as a paragon of quality is amusingly ironic considering how BvS was lambasted by critics, deservedly so by the admission of Jeremy Irons himself. It’s high time you admitted BvS sucked; Irons has, and he worked on the movie.

            Click on any single month, and see all the content that’s leaving Netflix, by the dozens. Netflix is literally hemorrhaging content.

            LMAO! Are you serious?! Again, you conveniently leave out facts and spin them to suit your argument…like forgetting to mention that Netflix also ADDS more content as they remove it. But you wanted to make it seem like Netflix is “hemorraghing” content…even as they surpass HBO…LOL! Sorry for bringing real perspective to this argument. I do agree that you need content to stay competitive…that’s why Netflix is gaining quickly on HBO, as demonstrated above.

            Like what, exactly? Such as this:

            http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly
            Which doesn’t remotely say what you’re trying to imply? You’re conflating a bunch of unrelated points together.

            There are dozens of factors as to why people watch less TV channels, none of which necessarily have anything to do with Netflix or streaming.

            You’re being intentionally obtuse, because the article clearly shows what my point was.

            This isn’t about people watching less channels; it’s about people regularly sticking with 17 or so, which means people are paying for WAY more channels than they really want or need, which was my original point. How can it be this hard for you to understand things?

            You don’t even have Netflix, so WTF are you even talking about, “your viewing habits”??? You have no dog in this fight, based on your own admission. Your monkey &$$ watches TV, just like the rest of us.

            Your retarded monkey 4SS can’t understand context…if it did, you’d have seen that I was talking about cable television (which I once subscribed to) when I spoke about viewing habits. Nothing about Netflix. And even if I wasn’t subscribed to Netflix, that doesn’t forbid one from talking about it, as long as you know WTF you’re talking about.

            LMAO, really, NBA League Pass? You mean, the League Pass, where you can’t watch a single game, unless you have a Cable or Satellite subscription? That League Pass?

            And even beyond that, in order to sign up for League Pass on Cable, it’s an extra $199 on your cable bill for the season. How is that a win?

            Even if that were the case (cutcabletoday.com says you can subscribe to League Pass WITHOUT cable…argue that with them), there’s also SlingTV and Playstation Vue, or even plain HD antenna. Like I said, there’s plenty of alternatives, which is the point.

            Really? So now you’re redefining terms to fit your BS argument?? Because EVERY single reference I’ve seen, lists Netflix as merely a DISTRIBUTOR of these shows.

            Well you haven’t seen too many references then:

            http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/25/9398465/netflix-original-series-new-production-company

            http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/13/why-netflix-is-producing-original-content/

            http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/22/media/netflix-originals/

            http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthickey/2015/09/26/if-netflix-is-indeed-insourcing-tv-production-then-it-may-change-tv-forever/#31408593df4c

            So I’m obviously not making BS up, when industry experts easily refer to Netflix as a content producer. The only problem here is that you’re a bitter fanboy seething at the mouth when anyone related to Marvel has a modicum of success.

            So wait, does it qualify them as “creators” or not? Because that was a part of your central argument? Why don’t you just be honest for once in your miserable life?

            Life doesn’t get more miserable than you trying and failing in the lonely uphill battle to convince anyone that Netflix isn’t beating HBO. Because you’re on your own in that stance. Guaranteed.

            Except HBO is not losing customers. HBO nearly doubles Netflix’s subs. And HBO’s content continues to grow, while Netflix’s shrinks. And how is Netflix growing, when they are losing more content than they can gain?

            Take that up with reality..sorry if it doesn’t match your janky logic and fanantical leanings. You try explaining to me how Netflix can beat HBO in the US and soon the world, with no content…

            Also, HBO IS in fact losing customers. Sorry again about reality:

            http://www.statista.com/statistics/329277/number-hbo-subscribers/

            SINCE WHEN??? You just made that BS up too. Not not a shred of HBO content that can be streamed for free–at least, not legally. But I thought your argument was predicated on paying for services?

            LOL! Are you mad that I turned your own argument against you? Weren’t you the one who said Netflix wasn’t necessary because all those Disney movies were available for free (ie, illegally)? Hey, if you’re that stupid that you can’t find HBO streams on the internet, I can send you a couple of links…;)

            http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/GoTDownload.png

            I find it funny that you have to resort to lies, half truths and disingenuous spin to make your arguments. None of the evidence you presented helped your diatribe achieve logical coherence.

          • SAMURAI36

            You wanna try to clean your last post up, before I dismantle it for you?

          • Axxell

            You ain’t dismantling nothing…All you’re gonna do is try to change the subject so you don’t look as stupid for trying to argue that Netflix isn’t beating HBO.

          • SAMURAI36

            Tell me, who makes House of Cards? Who produced Orange is the new black? Who did they buy BoJack Horseman from? And you wanna say Netflix aren’t content creators?

            Oh, btw genius…. Netflix doesn’t create ANY of the shows you listed. So like usual, you lose again, chump.

          • Axxell

            People can stream HBO for free too. Loser.

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO, so you just totally ignore the portion of my response, where I totally exposed your lies?

            Yeah, good luck with that. Cuz if by “loser”, you actually meant “winner”, then I’ll take that.

            You just made yourself look soooo stupid.

          • Axxell

            You exposed nothing…every other credible source refers to Netflix as a producer of those shows. You’re the lone idiot who thinks his idea of facts are reality.

          • Grant McCollister

            First of all, I don’t complain about other people complaining and “talking nonsense” on DC threads because I don’t visit many, and when I do I try not to look at the comments, unless it’s something I wanna know people’s opinion on, and most of the time I find you, generally being a killjoy. Apparently unlike you, I only read articles and get involved in threads for things I like and am invested in, otherwise I don’t wanna waste my time.

            Second: this is a big deal for people who have and love Disney and everything they’ve acquired over the years. It doesn’t matter if people own some of them, they likely won’t own all of them, or maybe they just want the convenience of watching them on Netflix.

            And third: most people like to watch movies more than however many times they see them in theaters, and in the comfort of their own homes

          • SAMURAI36

            First of all, I don’t complain about other people complaining and “talking nonsense” on DC threads because I don’t visit many, and when I do I try not to look at the comments, unless it’s something I wanna know people’s opinion on, and most of the time I find you, generally being a killjoy. Apparently unlike you, I only read articles and get involved in threads for things I like and am invested in, otherwise I don’t wanna waste my time.

            1) Good for you.

            2) You say all of this, as if this makes you someone that I should model myself after. Which is problematic for me, given….

            3) I don’t see you (or anyone else who makes such complaints) coming into the “DC Threads” and championing that very same cause, when this very same person that I’m debating with comes in and attempts to be a “killjoy”, as you called it. You don’t get to be a part-time defense attorney. If you are able to see how often I’m on these boards, then you’re also aware of the main people I debate with. So, unless you’re doling out admonishments for them as well, then you can save yours for me.

            Second: this is a big deal for people who have and love Disney and everything they’ve acquired over the years. It doesn’t matter if people own some of them, they likely won’t own all of them, or maybe they just want the convenience of watching them on Netflix.

            It’s really not that big of a deal. At least, not for that many people. Given the numbers I’d referenced in my earlier responses, unless people are rewatching these films once a week, then the investment really isn’t all that great. And although I’m sure that there are quite a few diehard Marvel Zombies out there, there’s certainly not that many, that justifies this venture, on the part of either party (Disney & Netflix).

            Not to mention, since it only begins this year and going forward, there really aren’t that many films to make this a profitable venture on either side.

            And third: most people like to watch movies more than however many times they see them in theaters, and in the comfort of their own homes.

            Of course, which is why people buy the Blu-Rays.

          • Grant McCollister

            First of all, I don’t complain about people complaining and “talking nonsense” on DC threads because I don’t visit many, and when I do I try not to look at the comments, unless it’s something I wanna know people’s opinion on. Apparently unlike you, I only read articles and get involved in threads for things I really like and am invested in’ otherwise I don’t wanna waste my time.

            Second: this is a big deal for people who have Netflix and love Disney and everything they’ve acquired over the years.

            And third: most people wanna watch movies more than however many times they see them in theaters, and in the comfort of their own homes

  • xxjinzaxx

    No. 5?

  • Axxell

    Guess I’ll have to add Netflix to my monthly expenses…

    • SAMURAI36

      LMAO, really dude? Haven’t you seen all these films before?

      • Axxell

        Not “really”, I haven’t seen Marvel films made from 2016 onward. Time travel technology hasn’t been invented yet…

        • SAMURAI36

          Really? I’m gonna give you a moment to rethink that.

          • Axxell

            See, that’s your problem…You keep waiting for other people to think, instead of doing some thinking yourself…

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