I'm supposed to be thrilled because I'm a Netflix subscriber (to the DVDs in the mail and to the streaming). But why should I be?
2016. That's when this would kick in. Three years from now?
They expect me to keep paying the monthly fee for the crap they're offering for three years because then I'll get new Disney films?
Not only is three years too long to wait, it goes to the real problem with Netflix in the last years.
They no longer are the cool company, they no longer understand their base.
I don't need brand new movies. I suspect most of us don't. I think that can even be proven.
What new films do we get currently? And yet we've been paying for streaming.
Seems to me they could have gotten back catalog deals with a number of studios -- plural -- for what they're paying Disney for new films.
I'm also sure that some children stream. But back when Netflix was cool, children weren't their target audience. Point? Who wants Disney crap?
So I can see a bunch of cartoons and some lousy remakes of live action films for children? I guess they can still remake "The Cat From Outer Space." I don't think they've remade that one yet.
The deal grabs headlines and that would be good if it didn't go to everything that is still wrong with Netflix: CEO Reed Hastings is and remains front and center, not the customer.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"