Just listened to this, but very disappointed with it. Just as it was starting to get interesting, it was over. I would've liked to have learnt a lot more about how programme rights are bought and sold. The Britbox lady didn't seem to have a clue and the BBC presenter was useless.
what do you expect with Ewan Davies as discussion moderator?!
I listened to three 5-minute segments spread across the whole discussion and was bored rigid.
What I didn't hear - and wonder if it was in a patch I didn't listen to - and I wonder what you think of it - is the idea of paying per item streamed, just like an on-line Blockbusters or Sky movie rentals - but without all this crap about having to de-activate then re-activate your monthly membership on a monthly basis, which is clunky and inconvenient. Those who enter into my suggested flexible/ad hoc arrangement will pay up front a modest user membership, say £20 per annum and the streamed items rented would on average about, say, £4 for a movie (and something proportionate for a series (with a cheap escape/get-out after trying two boring episodes). So once these "triallists" are hooked at 2+ movies per week they'd know they're quids in at £6 per month for unlimited streaming. This would refocus Netflix's marketing-plus on market quality and quantity of repertoire, which is its strength. This would surely be advantageous to Netflix with its giant repertoire and who are making profit but have plateau'd at about 50% share. This could be an easier cheaper way for those who haven't yet dipped their toe into streaming or to those who would be interested to check out inexpensively whether the grass is any greener than staying with Sky movies or Prime or some of the smaller streamers. It would enable Netflix to mop up a big chunk of those not yet using them and to suck them in to becoming commited members at £6 per month (with membership increases in the years to come once they're thoroughly "Netfixed".
What am I missing here?