CAN NETFLIX SURVIVE?... I SPOKE TOO SOON
Blockbuster, Wal-Mart, Amazon... Everybody Is Jumping In
I guess I should take back a few words from my post back in February of this year for AlwaysOn. The real question behind my prior post and this one is "how will all this be effected when video-on-demand services become mainstay in homes?"
News.com has a good series of articles on Netflix, its competitors, and the changing movie rental industry:
After years with little competition, online DVD rental company Netflix is facing a price war with Blockbuster and Wal-Mart. Amazon.com is likely to enter the market early next year. The result has been plunging prices and ramped-up marketing that is saving consumers money. Netflix executives have candidly said they didn't expect the competition this year. But now that the tides have turned, they're doing everything they can to avoid being "Amazon-ed." Can they hold their ground against the big boys? (series page)