Editorial

Netflix Could Open a New Chapter for Streaming

 “We rely on transparency. We can't control what we can't see. We require persistent identity.” – Josef Kenik, “Anon,” K5 Films, 2018

In California, where we live, people bid on the average of seven homes before they finally get one they want/can afford.

When we visit Puerto Vallarta and see something we kinda like at the mercados, we’ll visit at least four stalls before mutually agreeing on a price we’re willing to pay … one we feel is good for us, good for them.

And that, my friends, is how most people choose their entertainment services.

O.K., there’s a segment of the viewing public that can only enjoy something if it is free (pirated) but there’s a pretty easy way to stop/slow the thieves.  MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) has a whole group of folks who have developed solutions to protect content from beginning to end - https://tinyurl.com/4zp3rap2 - “because we want you to make it difficult for the ‘totally free’ folks.” 

If those users dislike streamers capturing/using their info, what do they think the Torrent sites do? … jeezz!

As for the industry, we’ve never figured out why services brag about how many times a movie/ series is pirated. It’s not only money out of their pockets but it also means the rest of us foot their bill!

Piracy costs streamers an estimated $30B plus every year and password sharing (freeloading) costs about $6B.

It’s not free advertising!

 



Editorial

Steaming Needs an Intelligent Search Engine

  “If you really want to look at someone, then your only option is to look at yourself squarely and deeply” – Koshi Takatsuki, “Drive My Car,”  C&I Entertainment, 2021  

Don’t you just hate it?  You go into the family room and turn on your big-screen set so you can watch a certain movie or program

Suddenly, you have absolutely NO idea which of your paid and ad-supported services it’s on and end up watching something, anything.

We recently read a Deloitte study that found 84 percent of consumers reported they are spending more time with their online entertainment at home.

Well, Yeah!

We’re not atypical. Have a film/show we really want to watch so we cruised Netflix … not there.  Moved on to Disney +…then Amazon Prime…then HBO Max and; just for the heck of it, tried Apple TV+.

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