Last year it was clear Netflix would play a big role in online video. Now, there isn’t any doubt. The DVD service, which weathered the economic storms better than just about every tech company this year, has proved it’s adapting to digital better than just about every other entertainment company. And so Reed Hastings, one of the highlights of last year’s NewTeeVee Live (see his full talk embedded below), is going to return to the stage this year to give us an update in conversation with our GigaOM founder Om Malik. You’d do well to trust Hastings’ tea-leave readings — he does tend to be right.