In an effort to ramp up its online streaming business, Netflix is said to be offering between $70,000 and $100,000 per television episode of current season shows to its Watch Instantly offering. Current problems surrounding the deal is due to the fact that TV networks are arguing about who owns the rights, saying that they would own the rights to shows during the current season that even show producers would lack. If Netflix is able to arrive at a deal, the service would be able to not only offer movies, but TV shows–an area that is dominated by the subscription-based Hulu Plus service, which is formed as a partnership between networks ABC, FOX, and NBC. Also, while both services are priced the same today, a deal would give Netflix an advantage as it would also have a catalog of movies and may not have to show advertisements or commercials while requiring a paid subscription like Hulu.

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