CS70 wrote:Not sure why "fleecing"? I am a Netflix customer and I dont feel fleeced at all. I barely notice the outlay...
That's what they rely on of course. To be fair, Netflix isn't too bad at the moment -- it's about the same as the monthly cost of the TV licence fee in the UK -- although there have been hints that the prices are set to rise.
I was bemused recently to discover my daughter was watching the Line Of Duty boxed set on Netflix when it was available on the BBC iPlayer for which she was already paying a license fee. Hence fleeced... :-)
But really, the fleecing term applies more to the likes of Sky charging a minimum of £22 a month for the most basic package -- double the TV licence fee -- and most customers seem to have to pay a lot more than that. And many also pay for Netflix and Amazon Prime on top because not all the latest hit programmes are available on all platforms...
Great content viewed by an high volume of people, each paying relatively little: what's wrong with that?
Nothing at all -- it's what we all want. I just wonder if it's possible over the long term when strong global competition is involved?