Netflix needs to personal its unique exhibits
Regardless of all of the “Netflix unique” branding plastered over exhibits like Home of Playing cards, it isn’t technically Netflix’s content material. That is an enormous cause why you’ve got had entry to a few of it by way of TV suppliers, and even Amazon. The streaming big plans to vary that shortly, although. Netflix’s Reed Hastings tells Bloomberg that his firm will quickly be “taking over possession and manufacturing” for unique programming. The transfer will expose Netflix to extra danger if there is a flop, however it’ll give the service far more management over the place its content material is on the market (trace: in all probability not at Amazon). And if Netflix does license something, it’s going to get a correct reduce of the motion.
The chief is not saying which productions will probably be utterly in-home, though Bloomberg means that one may embrace Flaked, a Will Arnett comedy anticipated in 2016. No matter occurs, it is clear that Hastings and crew need to compete extra immediately with the likes of HBO, which additionally owns the majority of its exhibits. Netflix needs to have true exclusives and in any other case scale back its dependence on materials that would vanish in a heartbeat.