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Who's Going to Buy Netflix?

2016 - 10 - 09

This is old news, but there are still pundits believe that Amazon is going to buy Netflix.

雖然是舊聞,但還是有人<a href=”;utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&amp;utm_content=FaceBook&amp;sr_share=facebook”>撰文</a>認為Amazon有可能會出手買Netflix。


它目前全球用戶八千萬,原創及授權內容取得成本不斷暴增、末端售價有Amazon Prime和其他OTT壓著根本上不去,市值還有440億美金。


拿實體書店這門生意來看,Barnes &amp; Noble這間老字號的書店有六百多家,而Amazon又打算開個四百家,那請問,Jeff Bezo為什麼不乾脆用點手上的零錢(Amazon的市值是邦諾的500倍),買掉便宜到不行的邦諾、直接換掉店門口的招牌多方便? 各位要有興趣的話,可以挑戰一下自己的推理能力。

再者,2015年9月,Amazon還斥資五億美金,買下已經幫一堆傳統頻道搞數位轉檔和串流的軍火商 Elemental Technologies;這件事的長線謀略是什麼,任誰想都知道。Jeff Bezos的遠見和格局,不是Hastings能望及項背的。Amazon Prime Video光靠organic growth不出三年,Netflix應該就沒戲了,花幾百億鎂去併購它,沒必要。

至於迪士尼和蘋果,都不會出手買Netflix,讀者可以參考<a href=””>這篇文章</a>,
1. Disney is a content creator, not a distributor.

2. Apple is a hardware manufacturer, not a web services company.
如果Hastings敢作capital restructuring改由海外控股,倒是可以幫Apple消化其頭痛的國外現金部位,拉抬一下自己怎麼搞都搞不火的subscription model。但是庫克手上全部現金加短投才不過620億美金,哪能砸2/3以上用手上的現金併? 那貸款或換股合理嗎? 百來億或許有點機會。Beats至少賣耳機及喇叭還能掙到錢,員工也才幾百人,音樂串流就加減弄弄當成附屬品;NFLX長期看來只賠不賺,員工又有幾千人,這思惟是不一樣的,作者顯然看得太淺了。

3. Netflix is too big and unnecessary for both of their business models.

所以作者的結論是 “Unless Disney or Apple go against their long-standing business models, they won’t be buying Netflix any time soon.”

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