Friday, September 2, 2011
With negotiations having broken down, Starz has decided to end its streaming deal with Netflix, which yanks a lot of movies away from Netflix, though Netflix's CEO doesn't seem concerned and looks forward to using the money elsewhere. Starz allegedly wanted Netflix to charge consumers more to put the service more in line with what cable and satellite providers charge, Netflix's shares have dropped in trading thus far today. David Poland says streaming free agent Disney could change everything. Ryan Lawler wonders what Starz will do with its digital rights now. Tim Carmody says this split will remake video. Will Richmond has more on the Starz perspective.