“It’s not a two-horse race and it’s not winner-take-all. It’s about to get real messy,” analyst says
Hollywood movies used to end with a showdown between two rivals — a confident old hand like Disney, for example, and a daring upstart like Netflix.
But in the modern entertainment business, the rivals can’t even decide who the rivals are. It’s a “Game of Thrones” among competing kingdoms large and small, with no certainty about which players will still be players in a year.
What everyone does agree on is where the fight is: the world of streaming.
It’s tempting to imagine Hollywood as a face-off between Disney and Netflix. With its acquisition of Fox this week, 95-year-old Disney is trying to slap down Netflix, which in just 22 years has managed to top Disney in total value. Disney rules in theaters, but ...
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