Update: Cable Industry Launches Its Own Netflix
In an update to my Netflix post from this morning, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cox Communications have banded together to launch Vutopia, a subscription VOD service that is being touted as a “competitive response to Netflix”.
According to Andrew Wallenstein at PaidContent, whom I cited in my previous post, “Like Netflix, it’s a trove of hundreds of catalog movies from major studios accessible via TV and internet. In addition, it’s packaged as subscription VOD, which means one monthly price to watch all the movies you want.” It’s worth noting however, that unlike Netflix, Vutopia is only available to cable subscribers. Which is one more reason that Netflix will continue to persevere in the VOD market.