Netflix vs. Redbox: Original Content Hitting Critical Mass?

Original content like Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) acclaimed House of Cards series appear to be becoming a necessity in the online streaming world. Companies like Amazon and Redbox look to be entering original content foray as well, but the real question investors need to ask themselves is, "Does this change the way I should view Netflix or Redbox as investments?" In this video, Blake Bos gives a snapshot of the industry and his take on why he likes content provider Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA  ) over content streamers like Amazon, Netflix, or Coinstar (NASDAQ: OUTR  ) (owner of Redbox). Post your comments below on whether you think original content will be king in the future of digital media streaming.

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  • Report this Comment On March 14, 2013, at 3:52 PM, bubbler101 wrote:

    I completely disagree, I could care less about orig content from these sources.

  • Report this Comment On March 15, 2013, at 7:20 AM, fpembleton1 wrote:

    The original content on the various pay tv services is my attraction to buying a subscription to such. Various original series contained on Starz, HBO and Showtime are e3xcellent in my opinion - if the pay tv services were solely movies, I seriously doubt that I would be attracted. The new Redbox Instant is a great movie service with a combination of the streaming content and 4 discs per month - the pricing is competative in today's market for me.

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