NETFLIX to be honored at BANFF 2011

Thursday, 9 December, 2010

NETFLIX to Be Honored at BANFF 2011

I’ve attended Banff World Television Festival (BWTF) for many years now and I always find lots to learn and few must attend sessions. BWTVF has just announced that NETFLIX will be honored at BANFF 2011 and Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, will accept the award and give a feature interview and give people a chance to hear Netflix’s strategy and vision for the future.

You can find more info on how to register for the 2011 Banff World Television Festival here.

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Blockbuster busted in US & Netflix in Canada

Thursday, 23 September, 2010

When was the last time you went into a video store to RENT a DVD? The DVD rental business has lots of competitions from all fronts. In Calgary, the Calgary Public Library has a large and pretty good collection of movies in DVDs, rental kiosks are pretty cheap and more convenient for newer movies, and then the more technical savvy will simply rent their movies online from iTune Store or Netflix (recently launched in Canada).

It is official as Blockbuster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US today. Blockbuster’s Canadian operations and stores in Calgary are not affected. But if we can gain some insight from the DVD movies rental store businesses in US and think ahead, it is not too difficult to imagine the DVD rental businesses in Canada are also numbered.

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