Reed Hastings Explains Why Netflix Won’t Ever Sell Ads

Seriously, folks, Netflix has no intention of monetizing with ads, ever. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings even referred to advertising as a form of exploitation on the company’s full year 2019 earnings call on Tuesday. “We want to be the safe respite where you can explore, you can get stimulated, have fun and enjoy – and have none of the controversy around exploiting users with advertising,” Hastings said. Hastings was just as emphatic back in July, when he first put to rest rumors that Netflix might introduce ads as another revenue…

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