The problems content owners have with Netflix could be what I heard from one of them (in Europe):
- They pay very little
- They give absolutely no information about how many viewers watched the content.
For content owners, Netflix is pretty useless. For smaller movies, it may be more expensive to find and package the content to deliver than what Netflix will pay. (It is in fact time consuming to hunt down the movie files at the right framerate in the right encoding, audio matching the framerate in the wanted languages and mix versions (5.1? LtRt?, both?), subtitles in the right format and with times adjusted for variable logos etc.)
Does someone know if Netflix in the US is also so strangely secretive and also pays so little? After all, they do know exactly how many viewers watched what and when, how many interrupted without watching to the end, etc. They just don't share it per movie with the movie's owner (or rather distributor).