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Netflix hits back at NBC’s ‘TV as God intended’ jibe

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There’s no denying Netflix is riding high at the moment. The company has some of the best shows on TV in its original content line-up and just crossed 75 million subscribers.

As a result, some of the old guard are salty, particularly US network NBC, which has taken offence to Netflix’s habit of tossing out an entire series for members to view at their convenience.

Indeed, last week an NBC exec described its own week-to-week drip-feeding of shows as “TV like God intended.”

In a lighthearted letter to shareholders today (via The Verge), coming as part of its quarterly earnings call, Netflix assisted the omnipotent one’s preferred viewing tactic remained unknown.

In a statement CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells wrote: “Our investors are not as sure of God’s intentions for TV, and instead think that Internet TV is a fundamentally better entertainment experience that will gain share for many years.”

The duo also challenged the likes of NBC to use the cash they get from on demand services to, you know, make better TV shows.

The statement continued: “The challenge for traditional media companies, most of whom see the future pretty clearly, is to use the revenue from Netflix and other SVOD services to fund both great content and their own evolution into Internet TV networks. Seeso, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, CanalPlay, HBO Now, and CBS All Access are the beginnings of these efforts.”

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Meanwhile, here at TrustedReviews we’re equality unsure of how the beardy chap likes to enjoy his favourite video contant.

However, given the water cooler conversations surrounding hit shows like Game of Thrones and the joy of waiting for the next episodes, combined with the intensity of watching 10 hours of Making A Murderer in one sitting, we're pretty sure there’s still plenty of room for both.

Can’t we just all get along?

Dead Words

January 20, 2016, 2:01 am

I don't think God watches TV since he doesn't exist. OH cue massive, bloodthirsty, violent internet debate/war about the existence of God and the fundamentals of religion.

TheHulksMothersCousin

January 20, 2016, 8:44 am

nah

Mark Collins

January 20, 2016, 11:02 am

God's more of a board game guy I've heard

pimlicosound

January 20, 2016, 11:33 am

Couple of typos here, guys.

1. "Netflix assisted the omnipotent one’s preferred viewing tactic remained unknown"

I think that should be "Netflix asserted".

2. "Meanwhile, here at TrustedReviews we’re equality unsure"

Should be "equally unsure".

:)

toboev

January 22, 2016, 7:26 am

No, Einstein already told us, God does not play dice.

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