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Netflix (NFLX) and the Streaming Wars
An SI Board Since May 2002
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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Unmoderated
Netflix (stock symbol: NFLX) completed its initial public offering on May 23, 2002, when it raised gross proceeds of $75 million through the sale of 5,000,000 shares of common stock at $15.00 per share. The company has initially tried to go public in April 2000, but had to withdraw its registration statement when the IPO market soured. The shares have since been split two times: 2 for 1 on February 12, 2004, and 7 for 1 on July 15, 2015 The split-adjusted price of the IPO shares is $1.07.

Netflix disrupted the content distribution business by launching an online entertainment subscription site, allowing users to rent three DVDs a month for a monthly subscription charge of $ 19.95. It subsequently upended its original business model and has become the dominant company streaming content over the Internet. An increasing amount of this content is internally created by Netflix.

This board has been created for the purpose of discussing Netflix's stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the Netflix experience and the entertainment content creation and distribution business in general. Also, the competing streaming services that have been rolled out in recent years, which include HBO Max, Hulu, Disney and Amazon Prime. It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome.

The board is moderated and my expectation is that everyone will be civil to one another. Pretend that your mother is reading the board and that she knows your virtual handle. No name calling and please avoid engaging in political commentary unless it has a specific bearing on Netflix.

The board was originally created by RockyBalboa (a/k/a Infostream,com) on May 23, 2002.

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2152Stat Firm Reports Less Than 1% of Subscribers Playing Netflix Games Less than 1J.F. Sebastian-an hour ago
2151Disney tops Netflix in streaming subscribers, raises prices for ad-free options Glenn Petersen17 AM
2150Walmart Ponders Streaming Deal With Paramount, Disney and Comcast The retail giGlenn Petersen-Tuesday
2149Netflix Is Scrambling to Learn the Ad Business It Long Disdained Reed Hastings Glenn Petersen1Sunday
2148The HBO Max & Discovery+ Merger, Explained: Price, Possible Show CancellatioGlenn Petersen1last Friday
2147Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports Competing for rights to broaGlenn Petersen-July 24
2146Marvel announced Charlie Cox's return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil at San DiegoTimF-July 24
2145A curious choice, since according to Hulu's CEO, Hulu makes more revenue froJ.F. Sebastian-July 23
2144Netflix Ad-Supported Plans Won’t Have All Netflix’s Content extremetech.comTimF3July 23
2143Why CNN’s Streaming Service Was a Catastrophic Failure [youtube video] youtube.cTimF1July 22
2142Netflix lost fewer subscribers than expected and projects to win them back quickJ.F. Sebastian2July 19
2141On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 53% of 87 critics' revieGlenn Petersen-July 18
2140Netflix bets big on 'The Gray Man' dnyuz.comRon1July 18
2139NFLX reports after the close on Tuesday. Netflix Earnings Preview: Wall Street Glenn Petersen-July 18
21384:11 update Netflix Partners With Microsoft for New Advertising-Backed Option Sr K1July 13
2137Hulu is facing an existential crisis as Disney approaches a 2024 deadline to buyGlenn Petersen-July 6
2136The Age of Peak TV Is Ending. An Age of Austerity Is Beginning. Hollywood studiGlenn Petersen2July 6
2135Here’s why Netflix made you wait a month to watch the rest of Stranger Things OGlenn Petersen-June 30
2134Starz could turn into an 'acquisition machine' after Lionsgate spins it Glenn Petersen-June 29
2133Arrogant sums it up nicely. I just assumed that they would hit the wall on subscGlenn Petersen2June 26
2132Frankly I'm surprised at how badly Netflix seems to have been caught flat-foJ.F. Sebastian1June 24
2131Netflix in a Race Against Time With Advertising Partnerships would allow streamGlenn Petersen-June 24
2130Netflix Confirms Partnership Talks for Ad-Supported Service Streaming giant’s CSr K1June 23
2129From broadcast, which had increasing number of ads...obnoxiously so, and sometimSavant-June 22
2128Free Streaming Services Attract More Viewers—and Advertisers Ad-supported platfGlenn Petersen-June 22
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