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    News - Netflix bags another exclusive for UK launch

    Should LOVEFiLM be worried by the Lionsgate and MGM deals?
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    Re: News - Netflix bags another exclusive for UK launch

    Looking forward to their launch tbh - Love film are expensive and have appalling customer service (in addition to some very dodgy sales techniques) - if Netflix really do launch the same service in the UK as they run the USA, then we're in for a treat It does of course depend on them launching the same services on the same platforms..but from what I hear they are going to do just that..fingers crossed

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    Re: News - Netflix bags another exclusive for UK launch

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Looking forward to their launch tbh - Love film are expensive and have appalling customer service (in addition to some very dodgy sales techniques) - if Netflix really do launch the same service in the UK as they run the USA, then we're in for a treat It does of course depend on them launching the same services on the same platforms..but from what I hear they are going to do just that..fingers crossed
    Nice to know I'm not the only one - Lovefilm always struck me as using the same sales techniques as double glazing companies, and those well dodgy "had an accident? then you need to claim!" ones.

    Would have thought it would have made sense for Netflix to launch the same service this side of the "pond". Of course, they'll have to adjust the customer service levels down to that which we've come to expect in the UK (cancel cynic mode)

    The article identifies Lovefilm as being the most likely victim of Netflix, but I can't help wondering if - assuming the pricing is competitive - whether they might also steal some trade from Sky Anytime(+) and Virgin's FilmFlex services. I've got the latter, and increasingly I'm finding that the new films are priced at around the same level as going to see it in the local Odeon - in fact, in some cases they're more expensive, (okay, it's cheaper if the whole family is seeing it of course - because you're effectively paying the one-person price).

    In which case, are Sky, BT, VM going to start blocking Netflix - or imposing "traffic management" on them?

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