Jennifer Saba is a columnist covering media, Silicon Valley and Wall Street based in New York. She joined Breakingviews in 2015 from Reuters where she was a correspondent reporting on companies like Fox, News Corp and the New York Times. Jennifer has covered media for more than 15 years in San Francisco and New York. She began her career in advertising. She has a graduate degree in journalism from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Texas.
The video-streaming service boosted its subscribers by a quarter in the last three months even though it raised prices. It’s now valued at 70 pct more per user than rival Hulu, in which Disney just raised its stake. Netflix’s success isn’t impossible to copy – just very expensive.
The fantasy TV series entered its final season on Sunday, meaning its broadcaster will soon have a dragon-shaped hole to fill. HBO has weathered successful finales before. This time it’s under new ownership, and cash-rich rivals are paying up to claim the industry’s iron throne.
Disney's flagship video-streaming product will cost users less than Netflix, boss Bob Iger says. That’s aggressive. Even if the Magic Kingdom has the brand and content to attract millions, competitors will swing hard. Meanwhile Iger may not stick around to see the results.