I wager that the increase in disc plans is subsidizing the streaming licensing increases.
It obviously is. It will be interesting to see what happens when the dust settles. I, like many others, are leaving the service all together. I have been with them on and off since they started. Those that aren't leaving, a good majority looks to be dropping one part of the service so are they really getting what they want? Doesn't appear like it.
I read a NY Times article on this and a nice little note for those planning to stay...http://www.nytimes.c...es-package.html"Mr. Amel said further changes to Netflix’s monthly prices should be expected in the next couple of years as the company’s growth rate slows and as it pays hundreds of millions of dollars more to license streams of movies and TV shows."
Pretty standard; basic economics. Less demand = higher prices. "Last month, in a reminder that Netflix is vulnerable to decisions made by Hollywood studios, more than 200 films from Sony Pictures were pulled from the streaming service because of what Netflix called a “temporary contract issue” with Starz, a partner of Sony. The issue has not yet been resolved."
Sony isn't the first and won't be the last to do this. These types of things beyond a lackluster selection have made it easier to drop streaming.