DiscoverBusiness WarsNetflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1
Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1

Update: 2018-02-06101
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This is Episode 1 of an 8-part series on the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO.

It all started around 1997, with a guy named Marc Randolph and his mathematician friend Reed Hastings. Randolph and Hastings knew they’d have to take on Blockbuster, but what they didn’t anticipate was that their business model would take on network television and eventually change the entire movie industry.

This was an 8-year total war that left innumerable casualties in its wake: thousands of hollowed out buildings and economic losses in the billions.


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Comments (10)

Brock Moore

Wish this thing got rid of most of the fluff and added actual substance. It tries way too hard to make the subject exciting when it's already interesting. Respect your viewers' collective intelligence.

Mar 1st
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Hanadi Rammu

great concept, annoying execution

Feb 12th
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Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1

Netflix vs Blockbuster - Sudden Death | 1