Netflix Started to Plan For Disney+, HBO MAX, & More Years Ago




, ,

Fuller House Season 5

Fuller House Season 5Over the last few months, many have wondered how Netflix would survive a world with Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and other services. Now Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said today that Netflix has been planning for this moment for years.

Today at the Vanity Fair Summit Ted Sarandos said that Netflix created House of Cards seven years ago because they understood that content owners would someday stop selling their programming to Netflix. Ted Sarandos also brushed off concerns about Netflix losing access to shows like The Office and Friends. He went on to say that these shows “found viewers” on Netflix implying that people did not subscribe to just get access to these shows according to a tweet from Rich Greenfield.

From the looks of it, Netflix is betting that even if they lose access to content from larger studies that their original programming added alongside content from other parties will be enough to keep subscribers with Netflix. This comes as Netflix announced $2 billion in debt as a further investment in new content for the streaming platform.

According to the announcement, the funds will be used for “content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.”

“Amazing content can be expensive. We don’t shy away from taking bold swings if we think the business impact will also be amazing,” Netflix said in the statement last week.

The question now is will Netflix’s plan to fight off Disney+, HBO Max, and others pay off? For now, we will have to wait and see.

Did you know we now have a FREE app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire? Click HERE to download our app.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.