Is Netflix Losing Its Buzz?

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Netflix may have the wrong approach to creating a buzz around its original programming. Since it releases entire seasons all at once, it encourages binge viewing and causes viewers to watch the show at their own pace. Ultimately, this delivery method could be taking away from the so-called water cooler effect, where word of mouth helps drive new viewers. In this video, Fool contributor Steve Heller examines whether in fact Netflix's approach is all wrong and wonders if it could be doing a disservice to investors.

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The article Is Netflix Losing Its Buzz? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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