Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was expecting something big from this year’s Emmy Awards, which concluded yesterday night, but sadly the company came out empty handed. In what was the first time that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) got substantial nomination at the Emmy Awards, hopes were high from the company, but even though Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) wasn’t able to win an award, Rob Barnett from Omnivision Entertainment believes it has made its presence felt. Barnett discussed his views on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) on CNBC, recently.
“[…] I think Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is winning something more important than statues, they are really winning a position in people’s minds now after all these amazing original series have come out and obviously we saw what happened to their stock on Monday, where the company is just way ahead of where they were a year ago. So, I think, all things are pointing up and let’s face it pretty tough completion last night from ‘Breaking Bad’ in the drama category,” Barnett said.
According to Barnett, after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) came up with its original series people have started to realize that great content can come from the ‘disruptors’ too, instead of just big channels. Barnett feels that though Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) didn’t received any major award this year, by next year when some of the well regarded series would have ended, it stands a massive chance to get some major Emmy Awards too.
Barnett is convinced that it’s because of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) that other big media houses are now exploring Internet as a medium to deliver content in a much more immediate and social way. He cited the recent deals and investments that have taken place in the streaming space as a sign that major players are now considering streaming content as a serious medium.
As of June 30, 2014, Carl Icahn‘s Icahn Capital LP owns over 1.7 million shares in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), making it one of the largest shareholder in the company.