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Netflix has not been an independent content distributor for years. Here are their productions and co-productions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_original_programs_dist....

This is true. What I meant was "independent content distributor for not their own content".

In an ideal world Netflix would not produce content and Sony would not own a movie studio.

What makes that "ideal"?

Because we would have more honest competition (and from that possibly better outcome for the consumer).

I find that a great example is Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD where the later did not have region restrictions but the first belonged to Sony who also owned a movie studio allowing large portion of the content to be never released on HD-DVD.

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