2016 will see double the number of original shows from Netflix, as compared to this year.
We know that Netflix Inc. is an international provider of on-demand internet streaming media, and this is available to viewers in all of North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and parts of Europe. If you are from the USA then you can even will get DVD-mail by subscription for a flat rate.
A top executive of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, who is the head of the content department, announced that the company is wishing to produce double the number of original shows in next year (2016). This year they have only delivered 15 original series; whereas, they are planning to deliver 31 original series in 2016, comparing this to the 15 we got this year, the number is a little more than double.
Moreover, the company is reporting that they are planning to release 10 feature films, 12 documentaries, 10 stand-up specials and a whopping 30 children’s programs to enhance it’s for Kids section. This signifies an important shift in Netflix’s strategy and it will put it on equal footing with traditional premium cable heavyweights like HBO and Showtime.
Sarandos argues that they’re a better investment than bargaining for outside content because original programming grants Netflix full exclusivity and global rights forever. This vital change could prove to be the secret ingredient for the company’s progress in international expansion.