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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