Netflix and new releases

Netflix has been successful over the years at taking advantage of the weaknesses of competing services, and based on its fourth-quarter earnings call, the company appears to be sticking with its current plan. But over time, three factors could impact the perceived value of what Netflix offers and eventually force it to shift strategies.

Hulu to launch subscription service in Japan

Hulu is turning Japanese with the launch of a subscription service in the country. The company today announced that it will launch the service before the end of the year, but declined to provide further details. Hulu actively looked for partners in Japan earlier this year.