Netflix’s Hastings Vows Not To ‘Tighten The Screws’ Over Password-Sharing

Netflix has been strengthening its controls on password-sharing, a shift that could reap billions in previously lost revenue, but the company acknowledges it is a delicate process. “We test many things but we would never roll something out that feels like turning the screws” on consumers, Co-CEO Reed Hastings said during the company’s first-quarter earnings interview. “It’s got to feel like it makes sense to consumers, that they understand it.”

Q&A WITH YVES PADRINES

Synamedia CEO Talks Global Video Marketplace

Sixteen months after private equity purchased the assets under Cisco’s Video Services umbrella for $1 billion and re-branded the collective unit as Synamedia, the U.K.-based video technology vendor has emerged with a multi-pronged plan to serve the fast-changing video industry. CEO Yves Padrines shares his perspective on the global video marketplace, and how his company — which counts Comcast’s Sky as an investor — fits into it.