At the end of the month, Netflix subscribers will no longer be able to stream Starz content—one of the largest providers of movies and TV shows. Netflix puts on a happy face: "We are confident we can take the money we had earmarked for Starz's renewal . . . and spend it with other content providers to maintain or even improve the Netflix experience." If we could only see CEO Reed Hastings's Netflix queue now.
A version of this article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.