It’s the Content Providers, Silly →

The Angry Drunk, correctly pointing the dbag gun at the right person regarding Netflix/Qwikster:

The tech press some­times seems to think that dis­trib­u­tors like Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Redbox, Blockbuster, etc. just pull this con­tent mag­i­cally out of their asses. They ignore the fact that there are pow­er­ful movie stu­dios and record labels that are obsessed with main­tain­ing con­trol over their prod­uct dis­tri­b­u­tion and are scared shit­less over dig­i­tal dis­tri­b­u­tion.

While the Netflix changes are cer­tainly annoy­ing, and the mes­sag­ing was less than stel­lar, we need to make sure to remem­ber where the blame ulti­mately lies — with the con­tent providers.

Hey, I’m not a fan of a price increase either; but if we want better than Human Centipede for streaming options, someone has to pay the content providers.