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Should You Work at HBO or Netflix?

Should You Work at HBO or Netflix?

Over 130 mil­lion peo­ple sub­scribe to HBO glob­al­ly.  Found­ed in 1972 with its first launch on a cable sys­tem serv­ing Wilkes Barre Penn­syl­va­nia with the 1971 film, some­times a Great Notion, star­ring Paul New­man and Hen­ry Fon­da, HBO was the world’s first “pay” tv ser­vice. Orig­i­nal­ly pri­mar­i­ly air­ing movies over time it has evolved into one of the most suc­cess­ful and pro­lif­ic pro­duc­ers of orig­i­nal shows. From today’s Game of Thrones to the Sopra­nos and True Blood of the past HBO is known for some of the most watched orig­i­nal pro­gram­ming on tele­vi­sion. In 2015 HBO entered the “OTT” video mar­ket with the launch of their direct to con­sumer ser­vice HBO Now. With over $2 bil­lion dol­lars in annu­al income HBO has a strong cap­i­tal base for expan­sion. But what about the com­pe­ti­tion from Net­flix and Ama­zon?  Net­flix has been spend­ing bil­lions of dol­lars cre­at­ing orig­i­nal pro­gram­ming for broad­cast on their ser­vice.  As of April 2017 Net­flix was report­ing in excess of 99 mil­lion sub­scribers world­wide. But while most of HBO’s dis­tri­b­u­tion is through deals with cable oper­a­tors, vir­tu­al­ly all of Netflix’s sub­scribers are direct. Ama­zon is also a for­mi­da­ble com­peti­tor hav­ing devel­oped a video ser­vice for their Prime mem­bers…

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Cable and Satellite Services are Dead, Long Live Video Streaming.

Cable and Satellite Services are Dead, Long Live Video Streaming.

Dur­ing a recent con­fer­ence Net­flix CEO Reed Hast­ings per­ceived that lin­ear TV (basi­cal­ly cable and satel­lite ser­vices) would start to decline in view­er­ship and that in the next two decades Inter­net TV would take over. Well the results as of late make his pre­dic­tions appear to be true. Net­flix (find jobs at Net­flix) shares have soared 70% this year as the video stream­ing leader has topped sub­scriber growth expec­ta­tions twice; it added near­ly 2.28 mil­lion domes­tic mem­bers in its most recent quar­ter, rep­re­sent­ing near­ly 20% growth from the pre­vi­ous year. People’s rela­tion­ship with tra­di­tion­al TV has grad­u­al­ly been chang­ing; mil­len­ni­als have been decreas­ing Lin­ear TV con­sump­tion, which dropped by 20% last year. Accord­ing to media research firm Mof­fett Nathanson, pay-TV sub­scrip­tions fell by 31,000 in the first quar­ter. The first set of data on pay-TV sub­scrip­tions for the year has come in, show­ing that the indus­try is declin­ing faster than thought. It’s a cord-cut­t­ing rev­o­lu­tion which appears to be accel­er­at­ing. Pay-TV sub­scrip­tions fell by 95,000 in 2013 and increased to 125,000 in 2014. About 150,000 pay-TV cus­tomers can­celed video ser­vice in the three months that end­ed June 30, accord­ing to esti­mates pub­lished on Fri­day by Leicht­man Research Group. It could be…

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