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‘House of the Dragon’ vs. ‘Lord of the Rings’: Which Epic Fantasy Show Will “Win”? 


With potentially billions at stake, Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ and HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel are about to face off. Here’s an analysis of which will emerge victorious — and why the entire notion of a competition might also be a fantasy.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is a product?
  2. Why is a quality product important in sports and entertainment?
  3. What is a quality product as it relates to streaming?
  4. Why do you think Amazon and HBO invested so much in the production of ‘The Rings of Power’ and ‘Game of Thrones’?
  5. Why do you think Amazon and HBO invested so much in marketing ‘The Rings of Power’ and ‘Game of Thrones’?
  6. What is competition?
  7. What is the difference between direct and indirect competition?
  8. Who might represent direct competition to Amazon and Netflix?
  9. Who might represent indirect competition to Amazon and Netflix?
  10. How do you think Disney+ is competing with sci-fi programs like ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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