All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Ted Sarandos’

Netflix Plans To Debut New, Original Content Every 2 1/2 Weeks

Netflix has come a long way in terms of original programming since it first premiered Lilyhammer in early 2012. It feels like they’ve been at it for a long time, but keep in mind, we’re only just nearing the third season of House of Cards. Now, if you search for Netflix originals on the service, you’ll see a plethora of …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 In No Danger From Maryland Tax Situation, Says Netflix

Earlier this year, reports came out that the production of House of Card: Season 3 was being held up as two bills in Maryland would affect tax breaks, which have been a key in the show being produced in the state. Based on what transpired earlier this month, things aren’t looking too great for the show’s future in Maryland, and …

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Netflix Talks ‘House Of Cards’ Performance

Netflix held its Q1 earnings call on Monday talking about plethora of topics from pricing changes to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Naturally, its original series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black came up. The former’s second season was released during the quarter, and the latter’s will debut in June. The company is often asked about and …

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Netflix Defends Content Release Strategy

Since Netflix has been offering its customers original shows, it has been offering them full seasons at a time, catering to the well-known binge-watching phenomenon. Netflix’s competitors have often criticized this approach, and when the company changed the strategy up a little bit late last year with the launch of Turbo FAST, some questioned whether the company was straying from …

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Netflix Talks More About Its Original Theatrical Movie Aspirations

You may recall last fall when Netflix expressed interest in making original movies – big ones that would come out on Netflix the same day they hit theaters. Content chief Ted Sarandos spoke at a Film Independent event, where was quoted as saying, “What we’re trying to do for TV, the model should extend pretty nicely to movies. Meaning, why …

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Original Content To Be An Increasingly Big Part Of Netflix’s Content Spending Pie

Netflix is going full throttle with its original content, and things aren’t going to be slowing down anytime soon. New seasons of most of last year’s originals are coming out this year, and first seasons of a handful of completely new shows are also coming out throughout 2014 (others are already scheduled for 2015). Last year, Netflix said that it …

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Netflix: Ads Are Not Something We’re Contemplating

Netflix says it has no intentions of including ads in or around its content. The company released its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, the company held a Google+ Hangout with company execs and analysts. One analyst suggested that investors think Netflix is at the point where people would tolerate pre-roll ads similar to those seen in movie theaters. …

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Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters

Recently, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is going to double its spending on original content. And why wouldn’t they? Between House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, original comedy specials, and the surprise mega-hit Orange Is The New Black, Netflix is currently turning the content distribution model on its head. The original content blitz is working – in a …

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‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 May Happen After All

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos gave a keynote speech at Film Independent’s annual confab over the weekend, suggesting that we might just see a third season of the Emmy-winning House of Cards. Things hadn’t been looking very promising for the continuation of the series past the second season after comments recently made by one of the producers. Earlier this …

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Netflix Earnings Out, Company Announces 40 Million Subscribers

Netflix just released its Q3 earnings report beating Wall Street expectations. The company says it now has over 40 million members, up from less than 30 million a year ago. They added about 1.3 million during the quarter (11% higher than the year ago quarter), attributing this to original content like Orange is the New Black and Emmy nominations for …

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‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Or Movie Will Come To Netflix, ‘No Question’

I’m not sure if there was really much question at this point anyway, but we now have new comments from Netflix indicating that there will be more Arrested Development coming to the service without question. The question is still whether it will be in the form of a movie or a fifth season (or both). It’s looking like it’s most …

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Netflix’s ‘Sense8′ Hopes To Do For TV What ‘The Matrix’ Did For Film

Earlier this year, we learned that Netflix secured the exclusive rights to a new sci-fi thriller series called Sense8, which comes from the Wachowskis (of The Matrix fame) and Babylon 5 writer J. Michael Straczynski. So far, little is known about the plot, but there’s a good reason for that. Straczynski talked a little bit about the show in an …

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