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Netflix's (NFLX +1.6%) rise has made Hollywood more comfortable backing the kinds of "risky"...

Netflix's (NFLX +1.6%) rise has made Hollywood more comfortable backing the kinds of "risky" serialized dramas the streaming giant's viewers love to binge-watch, the WSJ observes. The revival of Fox's (FOXA) The Killing - AMC (AMCX) agreed to a third season at a lower price after Netflix struck a deal for exclusive streaming rights 3 months after the season finale - is named an example. But Netflix also presents challenges; the company has become more selective about the shows it licenses and renews, challenging Hollywood's preference for bundling, and is now more interested in exclusive deals. Also: Warner Bros. (TWX) and CBS are reportedly thinking of joining Lionsgate and Dreamworks in creating original content for Netflix.
Comments (4)
  • According to that WSJ article it appears Netflix is starting to do a little more asserting their will on the providers than what used to be the other way around.
    8 Jul 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • I agree Gary. I just wonder if they can keep on adding subs? It just seems subs might stall or slow beyond what is priced in. Being short is a crap shot right now
    8 Jul 2013, 01:50 PM Reply Like
  • Perhaps gradually the big media giants can get the message that what consumers want is the Netflix-style business model. This may especially be true of younger consumers.
    8 Jul 2013, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • I agree. I hardly ever watch tv anymore. To much stuff on there that I don't care to watch. I love YouTube and movies though. IMO YouTube is the best acquisition that Google has ever and probably will ever do.
    8 Jul 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
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