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

Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1

Update: 2019-04-291
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The way we watch is changing so rapidly that we’ve decided to revisit our very first and most popular Business War: Netflix versus Blockbuster. We’re re-airing an expanded eight-part series following Netflix’s battles against HBO and today’s new entrants into the Streaming Wars.

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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Hadyn Padfield

what is up with the ad for tooth paste half way through the pod cast ???

May 7th
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Jacob Konkel

Hadyn Padfield It's called 'ad revenue' my dude. You think these people do this for free? No, they like to eat and live indoors just like we do.

Jun 1st
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Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1

Netflix vs Blockbuster Revisited - Sudden Death | 1