Looks like Netflix and Mickey have become BFFs. Calling Tues’ streaming rights deal with Disney a “game changer,” Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said at the UBS Media & Communications conference Wed that having access to Disney assets “is going to be a huge step forward for our programming.” The deal won’t hurt traditional TV viewing because Netflix streams around 1bln hours of content every month, but networks like Disney still managed to grow, he said. But Bernstein Research analysts disagreed. Read on for their take.
More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
In challenging the FCC’s net neutrality order, Verizon and MetroPCS asked the DC Circuit to extend by 2 weeks the current Dec 6 deadline to file the latest briefs.
A Senate resolution calling on the US government to oppose UN control of the Internet was passed by the House unanimously Wed. More on the resolution here.
Find out what company’s board former Landmark/Weather chief Decker Anstrom was appointed to this week.