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Netflix's master plan to replace event television

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Is Netflix killing event television? In the New Republic, Columbia law professor Tim Wu rethinks Netflix's latest move into content as a fundamental challenge to the traditional regime of premieres, finales, and finite seasons, offering viewers "the freedom to only watch television you really enjoy." It's a more profound shift than you might think, as Netflix's numbers grow and the traditional broadcast values of timeliness and collective culture slowly erode. As Wu points out, it's big business. The average American still watches 34 hours of television every week (more time, Wu points out, than the average French person spends working), and the number has actually increased since the rise of the web.