Originally Posted by keenan
Since Amazon also has content that is pay per view I'm sure the content owner/creator is probably getting a percentage of each viewing.
On all PPV content, the rights owner does get a piece of the action .. same with VUDU .. I'm talking generally about the bulk packages that the fixed fee monthly streamers pay .. Netflix, Amazon, HULU ..
I don't know exactly about Amazons arrangements, but, with maybe some small exceptions, Netflix buys the rights to a package from the rights owner .. basically renting the package for a defined period of time for X dollars .. in return for unlimited streaming rights until the package expires .. a license agreement .. with no kickback to the owner each time a program gets streamed ..
This was one of the reasons we went thru that whole Netflix price increase, streaming arm separation a while back .. the studios suddenly decided that their content packages were worth more than what Netflix had been paying in the past ..
In the Netflix financials I get (I'm a stockholder) .. they specifically mention that they currently have 7.3 Billion in streaming content package acquisition costs that essentially has to be paid within 3 years .. this item in their financials has been growing for the last few years ..