Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Predicts the Future of Streaming Video

Peter Kafka, summarizing Reed Hastings’s long-term view of the future of streaming video:

The one new nugget here is a Hastings prediction, held by many other people, that we’re moving to a world where “apps replace channels.” Hastings mentions apps nearly 3 dozen times in his essay, and makes it clear that he sees Netflix first and foremost as an app provider.

I’m trying to think of a certain company in a prime position to thrive as apps replace channels. Tip of my tongue, can’t quite think of it.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013