Netflix, Sucking More By The Hour

After a surprising price increase for DVD and streaming services (from $8.99 to $15.98) and their stock dropping rapidly, more bad news from the company has come up.

Starz has decided to separate from Netflix and because of Starz’ affiliation with Disney and Sony, this will cause around 1,000 out of Netflix’s 22,000 movies to disappear.

That includes shows like Spartacus, Party Down and Torchwood, not to mention countless movies.

This will go into effect in February 28, 2012…

The Starz network released a statement discussing mentioning their future plans:

“Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform. This decision is a result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. With our current studio rights and growing original programming presence, the network is in an excellent position to evaluate new opportunities and expand its overall business.”

At LEAST Neflix recently struck a deal with CBS that allowed users to access the complete series of shows like Star Trek. But it doesn’t make up for the loss of Starz.

Netflix is really starting to suck, but where else is there to turn? Hulu Plus? Amazon’s Prime/Instant Video deal? Epix? None are worth it, due to their own licensing and price issues.

[I still think Netflix needs to have a streaming category for music videos, who’s with me?]

One thought on “Netflix, Sucking More By The Hour

  1. Hey I use the Redbox, cheaper and I can get whatever I want. If I want something they don’t have use Amazon. Netflix, is too much and you don’t get any selection anymore.

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