This should not come as a shock to anyone!
Netflix (s NFLX) Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos called his company’s newly-announced Disney (s DIS) deal a game changer when quizzed about it by Harvey Weinstein during Wednesday’s UBS Media conference. The deal, which will bring new and catalog titles from Disney, Marvel and Pixar to the service, marks the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen Netflix over a traditional pay TV network.
But Sarandos also made it clear that he doesn’t just want to steal away big blockbusters from the likes of HBO and Starz. Throughout the conversation, he explained that Netflix aims much higher: it wants to change television forever. Asked about how TV will look like in five years, Sarandos replied: “It’s gonna look nothing like we’re seeing today.”
So what is going to change? Sarandos gave us some good clues Wednesday:
Ratings don’t matter. Come February, Netflix is going to launch two original…
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