The folk at Netflix decided that is a good idea for them to make their own content by signing House of Cards to an amazing 2 season deal (check out Deadline for more).
I'm not sure this is a good idea. YouTube and Hulu have done the same type of thing lately, and it all just makes me sigh.
Content platforms should be Platforms, not producers. There is an inherent conflict of interest when your business is about both, making content and distributing it. They will naturally push their original content more than the content of others...
I would love to see them take the idea of being a platform to the next stage instead. Provide tools for independent producers to submit their content easily, and curate that content, to keep the quality of your offering up to your standards.
Am I making to much out of this? Let me know what you think.