Want to stay out of the impending video content war, then hustle yourself over to the content development or customer interface ends of the value chain. The article (pictured below) that takes this position was posted on Gigaom last Saturday (Sept 24th). A few could argue that it wouldn’t roll upon us that fast, that was until today when Dreamworks Annimation SKG – that’s right the creator of Schrek and Kung Fun Panda – announced that beginning in 2013 its ‘pay window’ content would shift from HBO to Netflix.
It looks like the distribution fight prelims are over and the heavyweights are on their way to the ring. Who do you think will lead the charge and end up on top? And, will group viewing breakup cause a further riff in the model economics?