As if Netflix’ presence on set top boxes, tablets and smartphones everywhere wasn’t enough – it looks like the video streaming service might be headed to cable subscribers as well. According to reports online, Netflix’s Chief Executive, Reed Hastings has recently been quietly meeting with some of the largest US cable companies to discuss adding Netflix to their cable offerings. If the rumors turn out to be true, Netflix will be available as another on-demand option for subscribers along with their regular content.
Reed Hastings has previously hinted about being a cable channel rival to HBO, and if these reports are true it looks like Netflix is taking steps towards making it come true. There’s no telling to when we’ll see this happen, but apparently there will be at least one cable operator offering Netflix by the end of the year. Sounds like an interesting path that Netflix could take – after all the mishaps of 2011 with the company, this might be the direction for the company to go. What do you think of Netflix as an optional cable service?
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