Netflix Eyes Gaming Industry
Netflix’s acquisition of the hottest gaming brand in the world is a very big move for the gaming industry and one that may have long-lasting implications for the future. The acquisition is the latest example of a game developer acquiring another company with which it competes. Take Microsoft for instance; the company just closed a massive acquisition of a company called Metro Division. Metro acquired Gameloft, a game developer that specializes in first-person shooter games. Both are very successful companies and are moving into areas where they can exploit their strengths to compete better against the competition.
The question then becomes, can this transaction lead to greater profits for Netflix and other streaming media companies in the future? The answer depends on how Netflix plans to use the money they are spending on this acquisition to maximize its profit potential. There are a few different ways this particular transaction may change the business today and in the future, and we’ll discuss a few of them in this article.
If you’re wondering how this acquisition will affect the business, you first need to understand what Netflix can do with its money control. It will continue to expand into international markets, and expand into new forms of media entertainment. The next key step to understanding Netflix is to take a look at what it can do with its money control. Netflix can purchase the full series of episodes for example. While it does have options to stream single episodes right now, it is unclear how Netflix will choose to use its money in the future. Regardless, investing in the series may be worth pursuing, as it looks like Netflix will make an effort to try to consolidate its international operation into one platform instead of having multiple platforms.
The second way this acquisition may impact the gaming industry is how Netflix can potentially improve its relationship with the gaming sector. Last year, Netflix spent a lot of money to acquire the streaming service Hulu, and this was a huge step forward in delivering a service that millions of people already use to watch TV shows and movies on the internet. Since then, Netflix has been looking to partner with other companies in the gaming space to create direct tie-ins between their service and the gaming world.
One possibility is that Netflix may start offering its own gaming content through its own service. It recently purchased the streaming site CNET Media and has since expanded into broadband TV. This means that it could be preparing to offer news and reviews, games and television shows through its own application. While the chief minister of the Philippines mentioned that Netflix has expressed interest in Philippine content during a meeting with Netflix executives in the country, it is unclear how far along the process is, or if this is something the company is actually planning to pursue.
The other option is that Netflix is simply looking to leverage its popularity with the Philippines’ target audience. In doing so, it would mean a significant increase in user base without any additional investments. The most popular way in which people here get access to Netflix is through streaming the entire Netflix library through syndicated television channels. There are a number of Filipinos in the US and Canada who stream Netflix on their Hulu subscriptions. Some even have Filipino subtitles enabled. If Netflix wanted to take advantage of the Filipino audience, it would need to be providing similar quality and foreign language options that Hulu offers.