Can Viacom and Disney Deal a Painful Blow to Netflix?
First it was Sony. Then it was Starz. Next, it could be Disney and/or Viacom. As more and more of the companies who own the leverage in this relationship decide to dump Netflix as a buyer of their reruns, the closer Netflix comes to the edge. All Reed Hastings can hope is that miracles come and relatively unknown programs like Lilyhammer morph into original smash hits like The Sopranos. Otherwise it's time once again to call Wall Street or put a "For Sale" sign on the DVD division's door in an attempt to secure another bailout to keep the dream alive.