Reed Hastings takes victory lap with Jeff Bewkes in rear-view mirror

|By:, SA News Editor

Netflix (NFLX -0.4%) CEO Reed Hastings took to Facebook to call attention to what he calls the milestone achievement of the company passing HBO in subscriber revenue.

"HBO rocks, and we are honored to be in the same league," wrote the exec.

During Time Warner's (TWX +1.7%) earnings call earlier this week, CEO Jeff Bewkes was spared any direct questions about the Netflix factor. Perhaps just as well after Bewkes in 2010 famously likened the metamorphosis of Netflix into a streaming giant to the Albanian army trying to take over the world.

TWX earnings call transcript