This week’s news that Netflix has struck a licensing agreement with pay TV network Epix has gotten praise from Netflix customers who are now looking forward to streaming movies like Star Trek and Iron Man, but also worried some analysts who think that Netflix paid too much for Epix.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has been saying for a long time that he wants to spend more on online rights, and Epix was one of the three entities he singled out during a recent earnings call as a potential licensing partner. Who were the other two? I’m glad you asked: HBO and Showtime.
Of course, that brings up an interesting question: Who is gonna be next after Epix? Which company would be beneficial for Netflix to strike a deal with, and what do you personally want to see added to the Watch Instantly catalog? We decided to compile a little poll to find out. Feel free to elaborate in the comments.
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