Original programming isn’t cheap, which has some experts believing the unthinkable might happen: Netflix ( NASDAQ:NFLX ) may soon start broadcasting commercials. Although the streaming video giant spends billions of dollars each year to acquire rights to new, original content, offsetting those costs by running advertising would be devastating to its bottom line, more so than if it stayed ad-free.
As far as video streaming options are concerned, you’d be hard-pressed to find a service that offers consumers more bang for the buck than Netflix. Even with a series of incremental price increases over the past few years, the value proposition afforded by Netflix is arguably unrivaled, especially given the avalanche of new content the streaming giant continues to roll out with each passing month.
‘Friends’ will be transferring from Netflix to the new HBO streaming service Published 12:42 PM, July 10, 2019 Updated 12:47 PM, July 10, 2019 HBO MAX. Logo from WarnerMedia LOS ANGELES, USA – WarnerMedia will launch its new Netflix rival “HBO Max” in early 2020 after reclaiming the rights to stream its hugely popular television comedy “Friends,” the company said Tuesday, July 9. The new service will enter an increasingly crowded TV streaming marketplace, vying for customers with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon as well as the soon-to-be-launched Disney+, Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Apple’s upcoming product.