After launching in 130 countries throughout 2016, Netflix has has run out of untapped markets. Netflix has 104 million global subscribers
Netflix is shifting to a less-predictable and far less-profitable business model as they embark on becoming a content creator rather than aggregator.
As the streaming market fragments into dozens of streaming options will Netflix become the Friendster or Facebook of media viewing?
Now that Netflix has laid the groundwork, studios will no longer allow third-party streaming services to grow rich by aggregating their content.
Series viewership outpaces overall growth because Netflix is using vast resources to become a dedicated content creator.
Netflix didn’t acquire as many titles as sales agents and producers were expecting, but they added to their diminished film library.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is underway. There are plenty of films to wet the appetite of distributors and streamers alike.
Censorship and foreign content restrictions will limit Netflix’s ability to transition their licensing agreement with iQiyi into a meaningful foothold.
In Q4 2016, 77% of respondents would only like to pay for the channels they watch, up 3% y-o-y. Pricing expectations are in contrast to what they are paying.
“The rise in popularity of SVOD services led the Barclays Media team to consider how it could improve the types of funding provided to better support its TV clients.”