7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2013 4:20 PM by BruceMcF

    More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe

    petesnook

      For those of you who have been clamoring for more movies and TV shows, this article may give you some hope:

       

      http://finance.yahoo.com/news/barnes-noble-announces-nook-video-133000530.html

        • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe

          Thanks Petesnook.

           

          The following are the key things -

           

          1) content licensing       partnerships with major studios and content providers including       Lionsgate (LGF), MGM, Paramount Pictures, Relativity Media,       National Geographic, Little Pim, and Film Buff.

           

          That's pretty good. I like quite a few of the Lionsgate and Paramount movies.

           

          2) Movies include The Hunger Games, Twilight, Skyfall, Rocky, Save Haven, etc.

           

          3) TV Shows include Mad Men, Amazing Planet.

           

          Definitely a good step forward.

          • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe
            petesnook

            OT: I found this quote in the article to be amusing considering how many people have reported difficulties with B&N CS:

             

            Quote:  Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition). End Quote

             

            J.D. Power survey respondees have apparently never contacted the off-shore support, if the experiences of posters here are any indication of the quality of that support.

            • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe
              petesnook

              Shoot. I should have known better than to post that OT comment concerning CS. Its subject has now become the main toipic in this thread. A worthy topic, to be sure, but not the original subject. I hijacked my own thread!!

               

              My apologies to those coming to this thread hoping for info on the new video content. Hopefully, we can get back to that topic.

                • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe

                  petesnook wrote:

                  Shoot. I should have known better than to post that OT comment concerning CS. Its subject has now become the main toipic in this thread. A worthy topic, to be sure, but not the original subject. I hijacked my own thread!!

                   

                  My apologies to those coming to this thread hoping for info on the new video content. Hopefully, we can get back to that topic.


                  Don't sweat it Petey,

                   

                  I do it all the time :smileywink: And they get me good for it !

                   

                  Im glad you started this thread, I picked up a couple of them Skyfall, etc.

                   

                  Now,............Give me my Paranormal Activity BN !

                • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe
                  BruceMcF

                  Not having a Nook HD, and with the Nook Video app seeming to take forever and a day to roll out, the question I have for Nook HD owners about Nook Video is whether it supports download to the device for rentals, or just download to own?

                   

                  When I was traveling, the real downside of the Vudu+Ultraviolet+Flixster combo was that download only worked for the movies that I owned. I couldn't download the movies that I had just rented.

                   

                  And watching a few of the free movies surely pass the time, but giving content away for free doesn't seem like a long term business model (as I recall from the dotcom crash).

                   

                  The reason why I would pay the extra money to rent the digital movie rather than watching a stream or getting the DVD at Redbox is for the convenience of downloaded digital content.

                   

                  • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe

                    Unfortunately manga sales have been down these last few years. They hit their boom a while back. We don't sell to much anymore aside from Naruto and Fruit Basket and the occasional Dragonball Z. http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=43773

                      • Re: More Video Content Coming Soon, Maybe
                        BruceMcF

                        TriscuitCracker wrote:

                        Unfortunately manga sales have been down these last few years. They hit their boom a while back.


                        Yes, the manga market peaked in 2007 (anime peaked in 2003/2004), and fell by large amounts in 2008 and 2009, with a smaller decline in 2010. Individual publisher accounts make it seem like its stabilized more recently, but when I wrote $100m-$120m, that was based on a 2010 estimate of around $120m. The link suggests that it kept on declining through to 2012, so maybe that's more like $80m. Note that ICv2 looks at gross retail market and not just the sales of the print titles themselves, so estimates of published manga sales and estimates of the size of the total manga market are not an apples to apples comparison: the BookScan data omits licensed merchandise sales, ebook sales and other digital revenues (direct through app sales, site subscriptions) that ICv2 attempt to estimate.

                         

                        Hence its the smaller part of a niche market, not "the next big thing" as some manga fans with stars in their eyes were thinking a decade ago, and this strategy would be leveraging B&N's position in the smaller part of the market to increase its revenue out of the larger part of the market.

                         

                        For this kind of strategy to work well, you need a mesh of multiple niche markets where Nook Video becomes known as a preferred feature within that niche community. And of course, having that mesh makes it more likely that when some niche market goes through a temporary boom, you can gain the benefit.