Becky at the Netflix Fan blog has written an interesting post about the niche Netflix competitors, based on a story in Inside Bay Area:
San Francisco-based Greencine, in business since 2002, has made its name as a respected player in foreign and independent films. In 2003 it rolled out video on demand. Cofounder Jonathan Marlow said he and partner Dennis Woo offer one-tenth of Greencine's DVD catalog, or 2,500 films, through video on demand.
Marlow acknowledged that most of the customers of video on demand are watching adult films, an accommodation Greencine is willing to make to support its foreign and independent movie catalog.
How do you feel about Netflix and adult movies? Should they carry them? Will it help them compete against Blockbuster and possibly Amazon?