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Overview (2)

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameWilmot Reed Hastings Jr.

Mini Bio (1)

Reed Hastings was born on October 8, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. He is a talent agent. He is married to Patty Quillin. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Patty Quillin (? - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (1)

Founder of Pure Software and Netflix, and its current CEO. Serves on the Board of Directors of Microsoft.

Personal Quotes (5)

What's unique for Netflix is that we get to release these programs around the world at the same time. That's a tremendous difference, because everywhere else the entertainment landscape is Balkanized, nation by nation. Cable networks all have their agreements about how soon a show can be made available. We're part of the next wave, where it's all one world, one Internet.
Interactivity and a better experience aren't always the same thing. Now, interactivity is a big part of video games, which have been a big part of entertainment for twenty years. That's what we think of a 'lean-forward' type of entertainment. It's much more intense. But TV is more of a 'lean-back' entertainment. So the big improvement there is on-demand because it conforms to your schedule. If you look at our shows, like House of Cards (2013), that would have done very well on cable. It's not a new form of entertainment.
[on Netflix's $1.75bn European production investment since 2012] We're creating these global audiences for great local productions [March 2017]
[on Netflix's first Oscar winner _The White Helmets (2016)] Orlando von Einsiedel and [producer] Joanna Natasegara are very happy for us to continue to work with them to produce more and more content. [March 2017]
[on Netflix's future] We're improving the personalisation so that the films and series on the homepage are more tailored to your tastes, so it's easier to find several great things to watch. We're improving the video quality, supporting Dolby Digital, 4K, HDR, amazing new video quality if you buy a new Smart TV from Sony or Samsung or LG or Philips. Even on a mobile phone we're pioneering with LG and others HDR (High Dynamic Range), where the colours are vivid, this will be available on mobile phones and televisions. [March 2017]

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