December 13, 2011

Verizon Rumored Serious About Netflix Bid

Todd Haselton, writing the answer to the question "how can Netflix make customers even less happy in 2012?" for Boy Genius Report:

“Mediatech Capital managing partner Porter Bibb believes Verizon Communications is seriously considering making a bid for Netflix.”

Keep in mind that Bibb is a VC, playing the part of an analyst here. So, this is a crapshoot.

Still, I can't think of a better way to disappoint their customers than for Netflix to sell themselves to a cell phone service provider whose customers uniformly detest them.

Ok, back to reality. Verizon will not buy Netflix, because Netflix won't sell themselves to Verizon. Or anyone else.