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Who wins in the Netflix-Warner Bros. deal?

January 11, 2010

Warner Bros. and Netflix signed a deal in which I’m still not sure who won.

Warner Bros. gets a 28-day delay in new DVD availability to Netflix.

Netflix gets a larger chunk of Warner Bros. back catalog of movies for streaming online.

Warner Bros. gets 28 days to sell more new-release DVDs instead of customers flocking to Netflix – though there was a low probability of someone getting that new release anywhere near the release day.

Netflix gets a larger selection of Warner Bros. movies to stream online, which is supposed to be the wave of the future – but as of right now few people stream movies to their TV.