Originally Posted by mproper
What I mean is in the current market, ppv and VOD are still niche, IMO.
Quite so. I wasn't inferring that PPV should be the standard, just that's what the studios want. Hence, the current stalemate.
I make it a point to read the comments section in every general article on streaming I come across. My conclusion over the past few years is that people in general are just not yet ready to give up the current model. Everyone says something like "I love streaming, but..." or "I love the idea of streaming, but..." Well, we can't have it both ways. For better or worse, people have to switch, period. That's the only way streaming will continue to grow. Unfortunately, too many people now are focused on Netflix content only and neglecting the other streaming services and the very real convenience and time-saving advantages of streaming in general.
One would think between Netflix, Hulu's, Amazon, Vudu, Roku channels, game box channels, AppleTV, etc., (not to mention the Internet itself), just about everything is covered except certain sporting events. We all have computers, so news is well covered, and sports would quickly follow if the market started moving there. Yeah, sometimes the quality sucks, but so does the stuff shown on cable. Technically, there is no reason anymore to not switch for the vast majority of people who have access to reasonably fast internet.