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Move over Netflix, here comes Facebook?

26 May 2017

Apparently, Facebook has woken up to the huge potential that streamed video represents and is now getting serious about becoming a player in that field.

I read reports today that US consumers are switching from broadcast to streamed media at an ever-increasing rate (Cord cutting) and it's clear that the future of entertainment is video-on-demand delivered via the internet.

To date, Netflix has "owned" this market space, delivering hither-to undreamed of value to consumers with a wealth of choice and a spectacularly low monthly fee.

Even here in New Zealand, SkyTV is really feeling the pressure as its customers send back their set-top-box and ditch the $100+ per month subscription for the much cheaper Netflix alternative.

With this transition going on, it's only natural that there would be many parties sitting on the sidelines trying to figure out ways to wrestle the market away from the likes of Netflix and YouTube.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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