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  • prudent.investor prudent.investor Feb 4, 2013 12:18 AM Flag

    Amazon Steals “Downtown” from Netflix - Sorry, loser Netflix!

    Amazon Steals “Downtown” from Netflix
    By James Flaherty
    February 03, 2013

    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has agreed to the streaming rights for “Downton Abbey,” an astronomically popular British television show that airs on PBS in the United States, according to the WSJ.

    Although earlier seasons of “Downton” currently air on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon stated that their Prime Instant Video service will have exclusive rights to all “Downton” seasons later this year.
    The deal is a striking blow for Netflix, which has seen increased competition from Amazon for months now. The season 3 premiere of “Downton”, aired last month, drew a reported 7.9 million viewers, quadrupling PBS’ average primetime viewership.

    Netflix has taken recent strides in attempts to secure itself as a viable alternative to expensive cable providers, even going so far as to release its own show, “House of Cards.” However, going up against an Internet giant such as Amazon (and all its investable cash) could prove too much.

    For now, Netflix needs to lick its wounds over the loss of “Downton” and focus on making a splash in the near future.


    Told you silly longs AMZN will bankrupt NFLX. AMZN has the money and profits to do whatever it wants because AMZN is highly profitable from other fronts, and AMZN is a lot bigger bully than Netflix. One trick pony Netflix will go bankrupt eventually in this race. Netflix is just a dying company with earnings already dropped 80% year-over-year in the latest reports. If you want real growth, you have to sell NFLX and buy AMZN. AMZN has a real 21% sales growth rate that NFLX does not have. NFLX is just a broken bubble stock of a dying company.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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