Re: [Videolib] Today's NY Times: Netflix and Tivo are partners

Jeanne Little (jeanne.little@uni.edu)
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:31:10 -0500

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You must have a REALLY good budget to get streaming rights for all 2000 titles! In our case, it isn't the technology, which we can do. It's the money to pay for the rights...

Jeanne Little
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA

Jerry Notaro wrote:

Sarah McCleskey wrote:
  
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/technology/internet/30tivo.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

This should make for some lively discussion.  I see streaming to a TV
screen via Netflix/TV as a very "personal" kind of thing, linked to your
personal Netflix account and your personal Tivo account.  Not probably
designed for academic institutions or public libraries to take advantage
of.

    

I disagree. We stream over 2000 titles we have rights for to faculty and
students here through the library online catalog. They must log in to
verify they are valid and kaboom, they are watching on their laptops or
projecting in a classroom. Not at all a difficult thing to manage.

Jerry

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