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To me, what matters in this distribution evolution is how we take advantage of the latest technology and distribution channels to expand the customer base and reach what I refer to as the “impulse entertainment buyer.” [...] It is now possible for the film industry to capture the coveted impulse buy like never before.
Nielsen study: “The data highlights an interrelationship between movie-going, DVD sales, DVD rentals, suggesting that multiple platforms for movie consumption could be expanding total revenue, bringing once active, now inactive, or potentially never active, movie consumers into the family, as opposed to cannibalizing and shrinking revenues.
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In all these cases, one thing is clear: The world is gradually moving toward on-demand viewing based on personalized recommendations. But in a world where viewers choose what to watch based on their own personal interests, what happens to the gatekeepers who previously had toiled to make sure people tuned in to a certain show at a certain time?
Perhaps the best example of this comes from Netflix’s recommendations engine: its streaming service doesn’t thrive because it offers users the hottest new releases, but because it consistently serves up content that is relevant to the user.
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"It's easy to kick Blockbuster, which filed for bankruptcy protection in September, now that they're down, but the company's overconfidence regarding Netflix can provide lessons today.
"We were I think five years to $500 million and another three years to a $1 billion, all because of the subscription model."
"McCarthy told the Unofficial Stanford blog that for Blockbuster it was a classic case of the innovator's dilemma: "You end up competing with a business that you initially ignored."
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"[...] Twitter already functions as a news network, since it allows anyone to publish quickly and easily from anywhere. [...] a 17-year-old resident of one of Brazil’s biggest slums has been using Twitter as a live-reporting tool during the crackdowns by police over the past week. [...] This is about more than just a kid using Twitter though."
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