“Disney, which is very good in China, had their movie service shutdown. Apple had their movie service closed down. It doesn’t look good.” – Netflix CEO
At The New Yorker’s TechFest event last Friday the CEO of Netflix attacked the theater owners for the lack of innovation in the film business.
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Brazil lost 600,000 subs over the last six months of 2015. It’s no surprise that Netflix’s growth has been spectacular. Sky lost 300,000 in the same period.
Netflix’s top executive endorsed the pending $55B Charter and Time Warner merger, saying he views it as a positive development for streaming video.