Kosmik

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multichoice too busy getting their lawyers together to sue the fck out of netflix for something or other.
Good luck with that, if Netflix can take on American providers......
 

Gallderhen

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I think multichoice is not worries because they still have the monopoly on sporting events (kinda), and all the people I know that has Dstv is because of the sport.

-G-
 

deweyzeph

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Best option for them is to partner with them and offer to host it.
Netflix already works flawlessly in South Africa with a bottom of the range 2MB ADSL line, so I can't imagine that when they are officially in South Africa that they would need to host or partner with anyone else for delivery.
 

crackersa

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multichoice too busy getting their lawyers together to sue the fck out of netflix for something or other.
i'm pretty sure that Netflix has got deeper coffers....or will have at least by the time it goes to court.
 

Jola

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Won't Netflix have to get every single show that they offer here approved / licensed by some government agency ?

Which would destroy the economics of their service completely ?

So it is better if they are offshore ?

If so, they may just offer a basic service here, and you would still have to switch to their offshore services.
 
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elvis_presley

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Won't Netflix have to get every single show that they offer here approved / licensed by some government agency ?
Actually, I think DSTV will have done all that work for them already :) DSTV show pretty much everything that's out there before Netflix - just not on demand - but I'd imagine the approval/rating would be the same for stream/broadcast of the same content?
 

HavocXphere

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If I'm not mistaken, netflix seems to be cached on the Akamai edge @ MWEB!
Yes. Pretty sure bypassing the region lock will also make the cdn feed you info from a US source though. Dont they both rely on dns?
 

CeeBee

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i guess the local ouks arent really concerned yet to make comment.
Netflix still has to make it past the DOC and ANC, and still decide if its worth all their ***** to do business here.
we all know the anc has a penchant for F'ing up good deals and opportunities for improvement
 

Hamster

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Only downside is that our already over congested internet infrastructure will become more congested.
 

Hitchcock

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Do not think for any second that these providers who remain silent at the moment, has not yet appointed legal eagles to prepare for battle. They have already approached government in regards to broadcasting rights in SA, as well as the FPB in terms of classification of content to be published in SA.

This battle has not yet begun. Our greedy corporations are busy preparing for delaying tactics, while government gears up to make billions from Netflix before they start streaming a single movie legitimately to SA.

I believe that Netflix may come - one day. Not now or in the near foreseeable future. There are way too much red-tape that needs to be dealt with. No company abroad can simply say they will stream content on this and that day. There are a number of laws and regulations they need to deal with locally.

Prepare to wait at least another decade for Netfilx to come to SA officially - that if major role players in SA and government comes to some agreement.
 

bwana

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I'm not sure why Mnet should feel overly threatened - they [claim to] show the latest and greatest while Netflix it typically a season behind.
 

elvis_presley

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I'm not sure why Mnet should feel overly threatened - they [claim to] show the latest and greatest while Netflix it typically a season behind.
It competes with their entry level packages - but you're right - no need to feel concerned. The potential streaming market is so small, it won't hurt the broadcasters. Companies like Vidi.co.za though... toast.

Netflix is certainly going to impact the local industry, but not how people hope it will.
 
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Polymathic

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We could see packages like uncapped Netflix viewing from 7pm on capped accounts. Packages like this will hurt Multichoice and increase broadband penetration
 

whatwhat

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lol.

Multichoice has nothing to worry about. Most people here are still sitting with 2MB lines or slower. People in SA aren't going to magically start paying for something they are pirating for free.
 
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