CNBC sat down with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on the sidelines of the AllThingsD conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA this morning. Hastings was of course mum on providing ratings data for its new original series Arrested Development, which premiered this week, saying the company was more interested in how it performed over the course of a year or so but that “it’s been huge, just as we hoped”. The push into original programming is a massive step for Netlfix, Hastings said, saying “this is how HBO started”. He also took a swipe at the Big Media congloms among those hovering around the sale of Hulu, saying he’s more worried about a “hungry” independent buying up the rival streaming service.
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