February 7, 2013
Netflix, ‘House of Cards,’ and the Golden Age of Television

"The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."[…] Netflix’s original-programming move is competition for cable. Our attention is finite, as is time. The more time we spend with Netflix, the less time we spend on cable, the less valuable cable is, blah blah blah, this argument is familiar to all of you. But for now, don’t consider the Netflix Effect — and, in particular, its foray into exclusive shows — a turning point in cord-cutting wars. Consider it instead simply a great moment for great television. The market for super-deluxe-high-quality TV programming is getting deeper.*
Read more. [Images: HBO, Netflix, AMC]

Netflix, ‘House of Cards,’ and the Golden Age of Television

"The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us."

[…] Netflix’s original-programming move¬†is¬†competition for cable. Our attention is finite, as is time. The more time we spend with Netflix, the less time we spend on cable, the less valuable cable is, blah blah blah, this argument is familiar to all of you. But for now, don’t consider the Netflix Effect — and, in particular, its foray into exclusive shows — a turning point in cord-cutting wars. Consider it instead simply a great moment for great television. The market for super-deluxe-high-quality TV programming is getting deeper.*

Read more. [Images: HBO, Netflix, AMC]

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