Why Netflix's stock surged through the writers strike
Context: Netflix in recent years has upended traditional norms of television and film production, their distribution and worker pay models.
- But owing to the company's structural and strategic advantages, and the fact that it had already reached global scale in streaming — it was well positioned when the strike began compared to its rivals.
Zoom in: The streamer has a huge library of international content, and because many of its shows and films are produced abroad, not all workers were impacted by the strike, analysts have noted.
- Without needing theaters and broadcast television to distribute its content, Netflix was also less exposed to broader consumer risks.
What to watch: More than 11,500 Hollywood writers are now eligible to return to work — which should jump-start production of most live talk shows in the coming days and weeks, Axios' Sara Fischer reports.
- How quickly investors jump back into media stocks remains to be seen.