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Guest Reed Hastings

I'm sure many of you have been there: you get hooked on a show, you watch one episode after another, and before you know it, you've lost your job, you've lost your friends and your relationship has fallen apart. But what do any of these things have to do with 'The Walking Dead' anyway?

We, as a culture, like our binge-viewing. And one of the people helping feed that habit is Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, the video-streaming service that started out with a simple, dynamite idea: DVDs delivered to your house in the mail.

Today, Netflix is an online powerhouse with more than 33 million subscribers worldwide and close to two million of those here in Canada, despite the fact that Netflix doesn't carry a ton of first-run theatrical movies, or some of the big-buzz shows like 'Game of Thrones'.

To make up for that, Netflix has branched into original content: shows like 'House of Cards', and the revival of 'Arrested Development'.

Now Reed is predicting a new future for TV - one which, when it arrives, we may barely recognize.

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