Warming Glow asked the service a bunch of necessary questions, but the answer to this one is most surprising:
2) What precautions have been taken to ensure Netflix Instant can handle the simultaneous streaming over Memorial Day weekend?
Here’s the short answer: We handle millions of streaming hours everyday, this is business as usual.
Here’s the technical answer:
This is not much different from other launches, be it titles or technology features. We continuously release new shows and movies on Netflix, we have a lot of experience doing that. We use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to deliver our user interface and content delivery networks for the video. Both are designed to scale and deliver a great experience. We will have a room full of people to monitor and ensure that the show is available and streaming, we do that for every big show as well as any upgrade to our service such as technology feature releases.
Seems to me this launch stands to be much bigger than others. Hmm.
No more streaming services. For the love of Zod.
heartline-twist said: What bothers you about streaming services? What other mechanisms would you like to see content providers use for legal content distribution?
I’m not against streaming services as a principle (Netflix is great and is the future.) I’m against the over abundance of streaming services and how every media company has one for their own content, preventing there from being one place to stream every movie and TV show.
Imagine if instead of Spotify, you had to go to each record label’s own streaming service to listen to their music.
Just what we needed, another streaming service.
AMC Nets has struck a deal with Netflix that will bring more of their programming to the streaming service. Starting today season one of The Walking Dead will be available, with shows such as Portlandia and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret coming right before the debut of new seasons.
Not good for Netflix subscribers or proponents of online video streaming.
I’d love to know the numbers of people streaming ‘Mad Men’ on Netflix today.