Has Netflix’s campaign to block VPN resulted in slower subscriber growth?

Kevin Lancaster

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Has Netflix’s campaign to block VPN resulted in slower subscriber growth?

There have been a number of suggestions to explain the slowdown in Netflix’s subscriber growth that resulted in its share price falling by 14.5%.

Netflix’s own theory is that users were put off by a price rise as Netflix phased out legacy price deals for early subscribers. Certainly the press covered the impending rise extensively and so this may have caused people to cancel subscriptions.
 

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Good

Now we just need to get the kat guy free'ed
 

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I must say I don't think Netflix made the decision to block VPNs


I think the content owners threatened to sue Netflix for displaying content in unregistered geographic markets.
 

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I must say I don't think Netflix made the decision to block VPNs


I think the content owners threatened to sue Netflix for displaying content in unregistered geographic markets.
True ...

But I think together Netflix and content providers could done more actually. This blocking means no one scores
 

Thor

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True ...

But I think together Netflix and content providers could done more actually. This blocking means no one scores
Not sure about the rest of the world but I am pretty convinced Naspers had a finger in the works regarding this.


(from a Netflix/Africa point of view)
 

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Not sure about the rest of the world but I am pretty convinced Naspers had a finger in the works regarding this.


(from a Netflix/Africa point of view)
Lol....this guy

You give MC too much credit...
 

Necropolis

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True ...

But I think together Netflix and content providers could done more actually. This blocking means no one scores
Remember it's not just the content providers but those companies (like MultiChoice) that have already paid big bucks to have exclusive licensing rights in a specific region.
 

nevadayz

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doesn't it just seem that they just dont care?

most of their users are in the states or areas where they might really need to have geo-unblocking, so i guess Netflix rather bite the bullet, lose a couple million "pirate" connection but still appease the regional laws. idiots.:mad:
 

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doesn't it just seem that they just dont care?

most of their users are in the states or areas where they might really need to have geo-unblocking, so i guess Netflix rather bite the bullet, lose a couple million "pirate" connection but still appease the regional laws. idiots.:mad:
Well in their defense it is that or get taken to court and sued for millions, if not billions, of dollars and have content licensors that refuse to sell them the rights to anything...
 
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