Netflix Chief Ted Sarandos Talks Disney+
Netflix is starting to feel the pressure from increased competition as Warner, Apple, Comcast and Disney get ready to launch their streaming services. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently spoke at SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado,
“The thing that’s interesting about all these upcoming services, as well as the services that are in the market today, is that mostly they have none of the same programming. Nothing that’s on Disney+ is going to be on Netflix and nothing that’s on Netflix is going to be on the [Comcast and WarnerMedia services]. They’re going to be very unique. … I think it’s very likely that [users will] add things.”
And this is a key factor about the upcoming streaming platforms, they will be all offering unique content, but the removal of classic content from Disney, Comcast and Warner, will impact Netflix if subscribers aren’t interested in their own Originals.
Which is why Ted Sarandos thinks people will “very likely” add on more streaming services to access what shows and movies they want.
During the Q&A session, he was also asked about Disney+
“I’d say it’s a hold. But I’ll say they’re remarkable storytellers. [Disney CEO Bob Iger] has put together an amazing business. They’re in new space, but they’ve been in new spaces a lot of times.”
Here is a clip from the Q&A session: