Amazon was the first to catch the renowned television show, Downton Abbey. Amazon has extended its contract with the golden child, PBS in its hit series Downton Abbey. Furthermore, Amazon is the mean older brother. What they want, they get… and they aren’t sharing. Netflix, the largest online video company has made a deal with PBS to “run” the past seasons of Downton Abbey, rather than the ability to stream the new season. They aren’t that lucky, “once the young sibling, always the younger sibling.”
Netflix is changing it’s name sort to speak. Originally, Netflix was a large vault for movie relics. They now understand that the big piece of the pie is streaming online television shows and miniseries. Getting the rights, for instance, to HBO’s Game of Thrones, would be a mega hit, especially as the show gains notoriety and already extended up to a 9th season.
Amazon has scored the blow to this television series and although having the past shows of Downton Abbey is nice, increase in revenue and viewership/membership would be more appealing with sole proprietorship of Downton Abbey. I think we will see more sibling rivalry in the future.