iWorld

Netflix aims at 50% original programming

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/21/Untitled-1_41.jpg?itok=UiYcHhbc

MUMBAI: Challenge for few, exhilaration for many. Netflix CFO David Wells has shown a keen interest in expanding its library of original content. The streaming service is driving towards having half the content to be original production over the next five years. The rest will represent licensed TV shows and movies.

Wells said that they had been on a multiyear transition and evolution toward more of their owned content. Marking a shift in the balance between licensed and commissioned content, the service is already one-third to halfway towards reaching this target.

According to Wells, the goal for Netflix was to release something that appeals to each individual subscriber. On that front, they had got ways to go across different genres and formats. The nice thing about the platform was that it allows a lot of creative freedom, allowing for episodes of varying lengths.

It's been three years since Netflix started making original programming with House of Cards, Daredevil and more recently Stranger Things. In the movie space, the service has Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous 6.

Internationally, Netflix aims for about 80 per cent Hollywood content and 20 per cent local programming. Wells said that the exception was Japan, where Netflix bent more toward 50 per cent local content. About having an ad-supported model, Wells said that there was no such immediate plan.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/gopal-vithal.jpg?itok=yFDWskKF
Airtel acquires Tikona's 4G biz , adds 2300 MHz spectrum in five circles

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel Limited, India's largest telecommunications services provider, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tikona Digital Networks to acquire Tikona's 4G Business including the Broadband Wireless Access spectrum and 350 sites, in five telecom circles....

iWorld Broadband
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/tivo%20%281%29.jpg?itok=TWUFHhBq
Sky picks TiVo to search entertainment across linear TV & VoD using voice

TiVo Corporation, a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, ha sannounced that TiVo and Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company have joined forces to deliver voice search for Sky’s next-generation box, Sky Q. TiVo is providing Sky Q with a natural language, voice-based...

iWorld Video On Demand
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/23/Raghu_Rai_1.jpg?itok=HRNB7-KI
Photographs with social media become powerful tools for Information: Naidu

Photographs along with Social Media had been a potent combination in today’s digital world as influential mediums to spread awareness and ensure Good Governance, Information and Broadcasting Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu has said.

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/22/Sunil_Mittal-Mukesh_Ambani%20%281%29.jpg?itok=qIpeeieV
Jio says Ookla has admitted to flaws in speed measurement system

This is one ad war that refuses to die. Even after Jio on the one hand and Airtel and Ookla on the other have had their say, the argument goes on.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/Sunil_Mittal-Mukesh_Ambani%20%281%29.jpg?itok=bsw-K6AM
Airtel hits back at Reliance Jio, Ookla stands by its findings

Bharti Airtel today accused Reliance Jio of making a deliberate attempt to “malign the brand” and “misguide customers.”

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/21/Angela-Merkel.jpg?itok=MwKgGvgB
Germany threatens to penalise Facebook, Twitter for hate speech and fake news

NEW DELHI: Germany has threatened to impose fines of up to €50 million (Euro Five crore) on social media networks including Facebook and Twitter if they fail to get their houses in order over the spread of hate speech online.

iWorld Social Media
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/kerela%20%281%29.jpg?itok=r68zgoTr
Kerala becomes first Indian state to declare access to Internet a human right

With internet access being declared as a human right, the Kerala government feels nobody in a country rapidly heading towards hassle-free governance and a cashless economy should be at pains to acquire internet connectivity.

iWorld eNews
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/adi%20%281%29.jpg?itok=Y7F7Oxip
Idea-Vodafone India merger creates leader with 42% market share

Britain's Vodafone Group's Indian subsidiary and Aditya Birla Group's Idea Cellular, after eight months of discussion, have merged to create a new market leader better able to contest a brutal price war. The merger, expected to be completed in 2018, was necessitated due to the launch of Jio...

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/03/20/Mukesh-Ambani1.jpg?itok=0D3eZ7Vv
Ambani advocates 'Keep in India' agenda for PM

NEW DELHI: Industrialist and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, has made a strong pitch for “Keep In India” - an addition to the to-do list of the Modi government after Make in India, and Digital India

iWorld eNews

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories