Category Archives: Reed Hastings

Poland?

There were some interesting tidbits in Netflix’s Q1 earnings call yesterday: the idea that the $1 billion writedown Time Warner is expected to take on its broadcast rights to LA Dodgers games could chill Netflix (and other streaming services’) spending … Continue reading

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Can Amazon and Netflix peacefully co-exist?

I don’t really agree with the premise that Amazon Instant Video is within striking distance of Netflix, not just because the two services are still so far apart by the only measure that counts — hours streamed — but because … Continue reading

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This Means War—Privations of a Price War

There was one very consistent element to every interview I did for Netflixed: every member of the Blockbuster and Netflix teams expressed the sentiment that the paradigm-shattering fight between the two companies had been the highlight of their professional careers. … Continue reading

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Digging for Netflix Artifacts

One of the coolest things about researching Netflixed was the abundance of blackmail-worthy photos I discovered, and this leavened the excruciating task of reviewing thousands (literally) of pages of transcripts of earnings calls and analyst presentations that I had sat … Continue reading

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