The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and health-care editor/analyst David Williamson discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac talks about recent developments in the world of streaming video, where Netflix has positioned itself as a dominant player. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Netflix streamed 2 billion hours of content. To bring that into perspective, that's about 30,000 more years than humans are believed to have walked Earth. Incredible!

However, looming giants like Apple, Comcast, and Verizon are looking to get in on the game. Despite Netflix's first-mover advantage, can it corner the content it needs to survive in this highly competitive field?

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