Ted Sarandos has one of the coolest jobs in America.
The executive in charge of Netflix’s multibillion-dollar content budget gave a presentation to investors in New York today at a conference hosted by UBS. It was standing-room only, which speaks to Netflix’s growing stature in the investment community and Sarandos’ growing profile in the broader media industry. And he offered plenty of fascinating tidbits for attendees to chew on.
Perhaps the most interesting of those was on the topic of TV ratings. The Wall Street Journal (paywall) recently reported that Nielsen (which is facing a crisis of confidence over its ratings methodology) will soon start measuring how many people are watching shows on internet services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Some observers think this will be a problem for Neftlix, since competitors for both content and eyeballs would finally know how many people are actually watching its shows.
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