Today in Burbank the ‘House of Mouse’ did what we already know. The king-maker of media has just made Netflix the undisputed king of the streaming over the top video platform wars. In a press release today Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) announced a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run live-action and animated feature films from The Walt Disney Studios.
The Mouse grows once more. Not since the Marvel Comics and Disney merger has such a huge ripple run through the galaxy of nerds everywhere. It is if a million voices cried out in once and were suddenly snuffed out. Continue reading