Back in 2013 Netflix’s Ted Sarandos perfectly captured the strategic challenge that the growing streaming service rapidly faced: “The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us”, he told GQ magazine, in reference to the premium cable powerhouse that broadcasts the likes of Game of Thrones.
In other words: Though Netflix’s streaming technology is new and exciting (or at least it was five years ago), the technology alone won’t keep Netflix ahead - content matters too.
This year it is expected to spend a eye-watering $15 billion on films and TV shows for us to watch.
"I strongly believe Disney will not become a threat to Netflix whatsoever"
"I strongly believe Disney will not become a threat to Netflix whatsoever," Meyer said in an email to TechRadar.
"After all, they are a tech company at heart and have enormous power with the data they capture on their millions of subscribers, which helps them design what original content to create."