Netflix has shunned getting into the pay per view business since it launched it's streaming service. They've never given any more of a detailed reason why, just that there were other ppv outfits available that a consumer could turn to.
Netflix streaming and all the other monthly subscription services are simply pay tv channels-but without the channel part. They fall into this category due to charging a subscription fee and not selling ads. Studios sell content based on what kind of service you are, PPV, Pay tv, basic cable, and local broadcast tv, ad supported or commercial free... New or recent content is made available to pay tv channels/streaming services several months after home video release, usually 6 months though that length is shortening for a handful of titles.
Since the early 80s, pay channels have engaged in locking up studios under exclusive contracts, granting them access to recent theatrical movies which blocks competitors from luring away subscribers by offering the same content. You aren't finding lots of recent newer films on Netflix due to this. Plus all of the pay services being owned by those studios or the parent companies of those studios. While the pay tv exclusivity window typically lasts for 5 years (after which the studio can then sell to other services), Netflix's success caused irrational jealous reactions to the point where the studios began actively not selling them titles that get moved from the initial pay tv exclusivity window. They will license their content to other pay tv outlets, disregarding the fact that those other outlets also competes against theirs.
The content of the 6 major studios are tied up with the following pay tv services:
Recent release theatricals
HBO, has its corporate sibling Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, and Universal
Showtime (owned by CBS) has CBS Films and some Weinstein Company titles
Epix, owned by Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM, has their parents movies
Starz currently has Sony/Columbia pictures. They've just been bought by Lionsgate, and while LG films will remain on Epix, you can expect that to change when LG's contract with Epix comes up for renewal, especially since Lionsgate plans to sell their stake.
Netflix currently has a 3 year deal with Disney which Disney will not be renewing in 2019-they with be launching their own subscription streaming service.
Amazon Video-Epix licenses a package of movies they control to Amazon, as well as cable systems' VOD services.
Smaller production companies are also locked in exclusive deals amongst these outlets.
And that's pretty much where we are.
Dazed and confused over high tech.
Sigh...Concrap. The Internet Overlord Cometh
They're not com-tastic!
Last edited by Westly-C; 08-13-2017 at 09:44 AM.