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What is your opinion on Netflix's sudden change of policy?

    • 181 posts
    June 30, 2022 11:37 PM PDT

    Netflix is one of the most popular subscription streaming services and production companies in the US. It offers a library of film ad televsion series through distribution deals as well as its own productions. This service has become incredibly popular all over the world in the past year and it had a very friendly policy: no ads and all the episodes of a new TV Show season would be released at once. 

    Now, things are starting to change for Netflix. The company plans to change its policy and no longer release episodes of a TV Show season all at once. Starting October, it will release chunks of episoes, on a weekly basis. This has already started with the new season of Stranger Things. The CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, confirmed that the company will soon be running ads for lower-priced subscription tier. This has seem to upset many of its subscribers, who consider that Netflix is earning enough from them paying those subscriptions. 

    What is your opinion about Netflix's sudden change of policy?

     

    • 34 posts
    July 1, 2022 11:49 PM PDT

    My humble opinion is that we have another example of a very big company that had a promising and positive start but has become greedy along the way and is missing the point that its users are the core of the business, not its CEOs and management.

    • 12 posts
    July 2, 2022 12:06 AM PDT
    Maura Nicolaita said:

    Netflix is one of the most popular subscription streaming services and production companies in the US. It offers a library of film ad televsion series through distribution deals as well as its own productions. This service has become incredibly popular all over the world in the past year and it had a very friendly policy: no ads and all the episodes of a new TV Show season would be released at once. 

    Now, things are starting to change for Netflix. The company plans to change its policy and no longer release episodes of a TV Show season all at once. Starting October, it will release chunks of episoes, on a weekly basis. This has already started with the new season of Stranger Things. The CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, confirmed that the company will soon be running ads for lower-priced subscription tier. This has seem to upset many of its subscribers, who consider that Netflix is earning enough from them paying those subscriptions. 

    What is your opinion about Netflix's sudden change of policy?

     

    Their strategy seems to work with "Stranger Things". They released the last episodes and their servers couldn't handle the amount of users who wanted to watch it. The TV Show had the time to make a big hype for the grand FInale of the season...I do not agree with ads. Only time will tell if their decisions are good or not.

    • 181 posts
    July 6, 2022 12:54 AM PDT
    Amy Campbell said:
    Maura Nicolaita said:

    Netflix is one of the most popular subscription streaming services and production companies in the US. It offers a library of film ad televsion series through distribution deals as well as its own productions. This service has become incredibly popular all over the world in the past year and it had a very friendly policy: no ads and all the episodes of a new TV Show season would be released at once. 

    Now, things are starting to change for Netflix. The company plans to change its policy and no longer release episodes of a TV Show season all at once. Starting October, it will release chunks of episoes, on a weekly basis. This has already started with the new season of Stranger Things. The CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, confirmed that the company will soon be running ads for lower-priced subscription tier. This has seem to upset many of its subscribers, who consider that Netflix is earning enough from them paying those subscriptions. 

    What is your opinion about Netflix's sudden change of policy?

     

    Their strategy seems to work with "Stranger Things". They released the last episodes and their servers couldn't handle the amount of users who wanted to watch it. The TV Show had the time to make a big hype for the grand FInale of the season...I do not agree with ads. Only time will tell if their decisions are good or not.

    You are right, Amy. Only time will tell...