Netflix future

New QBCL07
May 30 23 Comments

I am trying to understand why Netflix is considered to be prestigious. They are yet another media streaming company. (first movers: yes). Most of their content is crap. CDN or media streaming is not particularly new technology. They might run analytics on viewership pattern etc, sure.
But other than that, what value do they add ?
With Disney in the picture, high costs of producing content and need to burn cash to maintain their membership, what does the future of Netflix look like ?
Looking forward to be educated.

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  • Cruise Automation bkyle
    Prestige is a PR // marketing thing. It's not based on anything technical. It's a state of mind that was pushed to you.

    Same thing with Airbnb, Uber, Google.

    Set yourself free from the expectation from society and you will realize it's all a rat race and prestige is another bullshit made up by internal marketers
    May 30 2
  • Microsoft / Mgmt Dunph
    I wouldn't invest in them but would love to work there
    May 30 3
    • New xnjo70
      so you’d rather invest time and energy instead of money? 🤔
      May 30
    • Microsoft / Mgmt Dunph
      They pay 95% cash 5% options. I don't think their company will do well but the cash they pay is amazing
      May 30
    • Netflix Nixy55
      Wrong, they pay 100% cash + 5% stock

      So if you make 100k is 100k cash + 5k in stock
      Jun 7
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    • Netflix razorlab
      Shhhhh don’t tell them! Big title is king, yay to monthly big budget marvel titles!
      Jun 5
    • New QBCL07
      OP
      That was educative. Would appreciate if you share links to articles/posts that validate your points regarding Hollywood and data driven approach.

      From a laymen perspective, it appears NTFLX needs to spend a lot of money just to retain existing customer base without theatrical revenue stream.
      Jun 5
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

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    Disney not paying equity to their engineers, old farts still rule the business, it’s going to be a long and tough road for them, so I think Netflix has some runway.
    May 30 1
    • New QBCL07
      OP
      Fair enough. Netflix is attracting smart folks, no doubt. But considering Disney has content and it seems Netflix is struggling to develop new and good content consistently, it would be interesting to see how this plays out.
      May 31
  • Quora GLvH62
    Isn't facebook just a social network? Why it's considered to be prestigious? Isn't google another search engine company (first mover: yes)? Isn't Tesla another EV company?
    May 30 4
    • Cruise Automation bkyle
      And ? Are any of those prestigious?
      May 30
    • Quora GLvH62
      I don't care. My point is these companies are not more special than Netflix
      May 30
    • Cruise Automation bkyle
      Yeah I agree
      No companies are special. Some of them worked a lot on their images and it works well with the just out of school brainwashed 20-somethings.
      I don't chose a company based on the prestige Because I don't need to impress my parents anymore but a lot of you do
      May 30
    • New QBCL07
      OP
      Fair enough. Although Tesla has range&market share, FB has monopoly on Social Networks and Google has monopoly with search, email and youtube. But that is digressing from what I was trying to convey. My point being, how does Netflix’s future look now that there are new entrants(Apple and Disney) and Netflix is losing content ?
      From my limited understanding, it looks bleak and I want to know if and that is wrong ?
      May 31
  • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
    Netflix has 149m users. Disney 0. Netflix is spending 10B this year on content, Disney 1B. Netflix is profitable, Disney+ will lose money for 5 years. Netflix doesn't just have tech advantage. It has much better content slate, and the gap is increasing everyday.
    May 31 2
    • New QBCL07
      OP
      True Netflix has subscribers. Don’t agree on the content part. Disney has marvel, nbc and pixel. Netflix will lose access to these. So Netflix has to invest in those without any TV/Theatrical revenue stream.
      Jun 1
    • Netflix / Eng LoveDeathR
      Disney has some mega IPs. I am not denying that. But content don't grow from trees. It's still an expensive endeavor to shoot a movie. Without subs, Disney can't justify spending 10B like Netflix is doing. People stick to Netflix due to fresh originals every week. Disney doesn't have enough to keep people around. Not unlike HBO.
      Jun 1
  • Google Gentrified
    They got you hooked. You can ask the same about Spotify. What is unknown is the impact of competitors on Netflix. Similar to TV networks, will they be part of your bundle or replaced out for another?
    May 30 0
  • New
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    "content is crap"? Netflix makes good contents.
    Jun 5 0
  • Netflix razorlab
    I think the word prestige needs to be defined. No company in itself is the best since it’s all relative. Best at what? Best at building X? Best at filming X? Best at paying employees? Best at firing people? Is Ford better than GM? Best to free yourself from the notion of being “prestigious”. It’s too... emotional.

    At the end of the day, competition keeps everyone in check. All we can hope is for a better product, regardless where is came from.
    May 30 0
  • New hqWe60
    netflix and chill
    May 30 0

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