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Wednesday September 02, 2015

Netflix Is Actively Becoming Just Another TV Channel

I can't tell if this article is saying Netflix is "becoming just like every other television channel" is a good thing or bad. wink

In that sense, Netflix is becoming just like every other television channel, albeit with the added bonus of owning its own distribution model: Netflix takes all of the money its subscribers pay each month, whereas regular television channels have to deal with complex cable company deals. Sarandos's comment hints that Netflix no longer wants to become a replacement for cable (or for Blockbuster, for that matter). Instead, it wants to be seen as more of a standalone content producerآ—a service you pay for regardless of whether or not you have a cable subscription. Netflix, it’s now clear, was running a long con the whole time.