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Netflix vs Disney Streaming

Added on by Chris Saad.

Wow this news of Disney pulling movies from Netflix is huge. It was inevitable though. As Netflix started becoming more of a vertically integrated media company rather than just a 'window' (industry jargon for distributor of content) then it was going to start scaring other studios/ecosystem players off. They also validated the model which inspires others to try their hand at doing the same thing and cut out the middleman.

Disney, on the other hand, has much of the best content being produced in the Hollywood system so they were either going to buy Netflix or build their own.

So what's the future? We're going to have to pay/subscribe to each of these point services (CBS All Access, Disney Stream, Netflix, Hulu, HBO etc).

In that world, the aggregation will happen at the Device/OS level. This is good news for Android TV and Apple TV.


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