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Television PopWrapped | Television

Is Netflix Threatening To Overtake HBO's Reign?

Bradleigh-Ann Walker | PopWrapped Author

Bradleigh-Ann Walker

08/16/2014 5:29 pm
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Is Netflix Threatening To Overtake HBO's Reign? | Netflix
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HBO and Netflix are going head-to-head for subscribers. Although the former is the veteran in this scenario (they've been running programming on television since the 1970s, while Netflix is only 7 years old), Netflix's plans for original content may just give HBO a run for their money as time goes on. Netflix has already surpassed HBO in subscriber revenue, raking in a whopping $1.146 billion last quarter. If that isn't troubling enough for HBO, its two largest franchises right now, True Blood and Game Of Thrones, are being threatened by Netflix's increasingly popular original series, House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. In addition, even more series will be pouring into Netflix starting next year, including five series based on Marvel's Daredevil, and comedienne Chelsea Handler's late-night show, Chelsea Lately. That's not all, either. Netflix will be taking on a new sitcom starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, a family drama with Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, and Kyle Chandler, and a new season of Arrested Development. If any of those are an indication, Netflix is on a mission to recruit older subscribers. Most of the actors involved peaked in the latter half of the 20th century, or are decreasing in popularity now. The question is, what's HBO's next move? True Blood, one-half of their two biggest attractions, is currently on its last season. Boardwalk Empire is next on the list of retired HBO blockbusters. This is gonna be a war worth monitoring, for sure! So, PopWrappers...Netflix or HBO? Let us know in the comments. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

       

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