After adding a record 15 million-plus subscribers around the world, boosting revenue 26% and doubling earnings in the three months to March, the US streaming video giant Netflix has confirmed that it is the stock for the COVID-19 social distancing era — along with Amazon, which reports next week.

It's not companies like Coca-Cola -- which reported a 25% drop in sales volumes in the first three weeks of April -- or other media companies such as Disney, which may have 50 million subscribers to its streaming service but is leaking hundreds of millions of dollars a week with its theme parks, TV studios, sports network, ESPN, film studios and merchandising operations running on empty or closed.

Netflix is as far away from a sagging empire like that of the Murdoch clan's Fox and News Corp as chalk is from cheese.