At an event in New York on Thursday, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos was asked the question that he had to have expected just two days after the highly-publicized and hotly-anticipated launch of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+. Now that it’s here, Sarandos was asked during the Paley Center for Media’s 24th Paley International Council Summit: What does that mean for you? What changes for Netflix?
“Nothing,” answered the Netflix executive.
It might sound like a flippant response, but in all honesty, it’s just another way of saying that the king of streaming doesn’t plan on getting distracted now that serious new competition has stepped onto the battlefield. In fact, Sarandos elaborated on his insistence that nothing changes for Netflix.
“We’ve been competing with
Well, some things have certainly changed. The early estimates are that
And also, just to be clear — Sarandos may insist that Netflix won’t be distracted by Disney+, but that’s not the same thing as saying Netflix won’t pay attention to the new service.
Indeed, only a few days ago Hastings himself said publicly that out of all these new streamers that are coming on to the scene, including Apple’s new service