With Netflix’s bad publicity debacle over the past few months, it was only a matter of time before competitors would begin coming out of the wood works with the hopes of snatching those dissatisfied Netflix users. While several will most likely fail, there has recently been some positive publicity about Vdio, a new video streaming service. Reports are saying it’s coming out in the U.K. market first. Early talks from this article and other online sources are saying that there is a good indication that Vdio will be very successful. Here is an outline of some of the positive buzz out there about this new service:
-It’s being developed by Janus Friius, co-founder of Skype, which gives the service major credibility.
-From the “Splash Page,” there seems to be a great amount of current and popular content. Vdio has already reported signing deals with Sony, AMC, Warner Bros., Fox, and Showtime. Follow the link below to see the “Splash Page.”
-There are talks of some free content.
-There will be a login through Facebook, which ties in the social networking aspect that not only the consumers want, but will most likely create more awareness for Vdio because of how many users are on Facebook.
Some questions I pose to you:
-The price point has yet to be released or set for the monthly subscription fee. Thoughts on where this service should be priced?
-A lot of companies are trying to integrate their system into Facebook. This seems like an advantage for Vdio to capture a lot of new users. Do you think this integration is a necessary/beneficial component? If so, what other ways can Vdio take advantage of other forms of social media? Skype integration perhaps?
-What do you think overall? If all the speculation/hype is true, would you purchase Vdio?