Netflix chief: “Broadcast TV extinct by 2030”

Reed HastingsNetflix CEO Reed Hastings has said he believes free-to-air TV will be extinct by 2030.

Speaking at a Netflix event in Latin America, Hastings compared broadcast television to the horse and cart and said it will simply be a ‘casualty of evolution’.

“It’s kind of like the horse, you know, the horse was good until we had the car,” he commented. “The age of broadcast TV will probably last until 2030.”

Hastings has expressed his thoughts on the death of linear TV before, predicting in April 2013 that it would be replaced by online TV.

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