It was a little over a year ago that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings laid out their strategy:
“The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”
I would argue that this has happened. They’ve surpassed HBO in number of (paying) subscribers, essentially proving the market for streaming internet television separate from a traditional pay TV (cable, satellite, IPTV) subscription.
So let’s have some fun. If we take the assumption that television will move online at face value,1 what options could a television viewer have 5-10 years from now?