Talking Point: Could Microsoft Be Interested In Acquiring Netflix?
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Of all the acquisitions we thought we might see from Microsoft in 2022, Activision Blizzard wasn't one of them. The announcement was made all the way back in January, although issues have placed the deal in doubt in recent months.

So, what happens in 2023? Aside from the ongoing challenges surrounding the ActiBlizz takeover, Reuters journalist Jennifer Saba is predicting that Microsoft might look to add Netflix to its shopping list, and she provides some pretty convincing reasons why this could be the case.

For example, Microsoft President Brad Smith currently sits on the Netflix board, the two companies have recently been partnering on an ad-supported version of the video streaming service, and Netflix is also currently trying to make a splash in the gaming industry, having bought multiple studios of its own over the past year-or-so.

The question is, is it really feasible? Reuters points out that Netflix would be valued at "nearly $190 billion", which is a significant increase over the $70 billion paid for Activision Blizzard and the $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media.

Ultimately, this is nothing more than a prediction, but it's an interesting topic of discussion nevertheless. We can see why it could make sense, but we're inclined to believe Microsoft will be too busy with the ActiBlizz deal next year to attempt another major acquisition so soon. Who knows, though!

What do you think? Who else could Microsoft be interested in? Let us know your thoughts below.

Could You See Microsoft Acquiring Netflix?