Netflix is the most popular online video rental company in the world that has 120 million customers and is more profitable than all American cinemas put together. Can anyone stop this runaway train? What are the competitors such as Amazon, HBO or Disney trying to do to fight it? How does Netflix find new customers and where is all that money coming from? And since it’s launched in the Czech Republic two years ago, will we ever see a fully localised Czech version?
Tomáš Vyskočil’s career has been closely tied to movies and TV series ever since his youth when he founded the film magazine FilmPub.cz; his next project was the Edna.cz portal focusing on TV shows and today he runs the Filmtoro online search engine for movies available for online purchase. He worked as a manager for Atlas.cz, Seznam.cz and H1.cz. He dreams of a future where films and TV shows aren’t pirated but easily available on smart TVs.