There’s been a ton of news in the streaming video world: Netflix acquired Millarworld and lost Disney, then Robert Kirkman signed an exclusive deal with Amazon. What does it all mean for the future of geek content and how many monthly subscriptions are we going to have? Plus, we can’t let that fourth episode of Game of Thrones go by without talking about it, so we’re gabbing GoT once again!
It’s one thing to announce a deal to produce content based on a company’s books, but this was an acquisition. Netflix’ first acquisition. That’s quite the development and also a bit strange. Why would Netflix buy the company rather than just license the content? I think there are three potential reasons.