Everyone in my home watches Netflix, including me. It's been a great content discovery tool as even my daughter who could care less about video games (we watch through our XBOX360), faithfully powers up the box and pulls up Netflix to watch new, old shows I've never heard of. She has a penchant for post-apocalyptic fare and has found a varitable schmorgasbord of programming from the US and the UK to fit her fancy. This is probably why my feelings were a little hurt today when I found out I wouldn't be able to look forward to HBO programming popping up in that good ol' "What's New" queue.
According to Reuters, in a letter to shareholders, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the two companies could look for ways to work together and get content like "Game of Thrones" into the living rooms and onto the mobile devices of its customers but HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson quickly showed them who the king was, stating, "We are not in discussions and have no plans to work with Netflix." Game. Set. And, match. Too bad too because such a deal would help Netflix stay atop it's game of online movie streaming thrones with titans like Verizon and Redbox entering the fray and current products like Google Play and Amazon instant streaming nipping at their heels.