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Ampere Analysis - Netflix and Amazon's original drama strategy evolves
Amazon’s upcoming original titles show a clear focus on sci-fi & fantasy and general drama series that fall outside of action and crime. While sci-fi and drama make up only 4.4% of the current line-up of original content on Amazon's US service, together they account for over half of announced upcoming titles. Netflix is making similar moves, with sci-fi & fantasy and drama constituting 9% of its current original catalogue, but 36% of its announced upcoming original titles. 

Neither genre stood out in the mix of original content added to the catalogues over the past year, suggesting a recent strategic shift.

Genres showing a decline for original production are children & family and comedy. It may be that, especially in the case of children & family content, both services appear less keen to announce new titles—despite the genre’s clear value and importance. Recently added titles show that Amazon has maintained a focus on children's content, for example. Children's content accounts for 36% of Amazon's and 21%  of Netflix's current original library, but for the upcoming titles only 9% of Amazon and 8% of Netflix original titles fall into this genres. Additionally, Amazon has recently added significant quantities of entertainment titles, creating spikes in the ‘other genre’ category for originals through May 2017-December 2017 and December 2017–July 2018. Announced upcoming titles show less entertainment content, however. Amazon has also announced several reality titles; their first foray into original content of this genre.
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5 hours ago by gugelproductions
Netflix’s Cash-Fueled Road to Streaming Dominance - The New York Times
130 million paying customers as of September

$14.9 billion in revenue in the last 12 months

$1.3 billion in profit for the same period

7.6 million more paid subscribers expected to be added in the last three months of 2018

23 Emmy Awards this year, the same as HBO

Here’s another: $18.6 billion.
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6 hours ago by gugelproductions
Amount of Aussie content on Aussie streaming services
Includes the stat that there is a lower percentage of Aussie content on Aussie Netflix than there is on US Netflix.
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12 hours ago by mrbennett
Netflix Confirms 10-Episode 'Tales of the City' Sequel is on the Way, with Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Ellen Page - Towleroad Gay News
Maupin will return as executive producer with Alan Poul (who will also direct). Poul produced the first three adaptations. Working Title’s Andrew Stearn, Liza Chasin, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are also executive producers. Author Michael Cunningham…
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2 days ago by evansthompson
Netflix Is Planning a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure ‘Black Mirror’ - Bloomberg
“The time is right for interactive TV to become a mainstream experience,” said Jim Spare, the chief operating officer of Eko, a company that produces interactive shows.

Haha. We’ll see.
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3 days ago by lorenzowood
Netflix Adds 7M Subscribers In Q3 Earnings Beat | PYMNTS.com
With blockbuster subscriber gains, Netflix rocketed past its earnings estimates and met its revenue expectations. The movie subscription company posted $4 billion in revenue and earnings per share of 89 cents compared to 68 cents and $4 billion, respectively. Wall Street rewarded the stock handsomely, with the stocks registering an 11-percent gain after the market close in after-hours trading as of 7:59 p.m. on Tuesday (October 16).

At the same time, the company soared past its membership estimates: It reported net additions of 7 million customers, which marked a significant beat from its forecast of 5 million customers. (CNBC reported that domestic subscription additions clocked in at just over 1 million compared to a forecast of roughly 670,000.) In a letter to shareholders, the company noted that “the variance relative to forecast was due to greater-than-expected acquisition globally, with strong growth broadly across all our markets including Asia.”
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3 days ago by dancall
Americans Share Subscription Account Passwords | PYMNTS.com
When it comes to subscription services, a new report has found just how much Americans love to share their streaming, shopping, Uber and mobile subscription accounts with family, friends and even exes.
The latest Country Financial Security Index, which surveyed around 1,000 US adults, revealed that over half (54 percent) are using some type of streaming, ride-hailing, home sharing or maintenance service. In addition, more than half (59 percent) take advantage of these services at least once a week, while one quarter (25 percent) use them every single day.
And when it comes to account sharing, television leads the pack, with 74 percent of TV service subscribers sharing their Netflix, Hulu and Amazon accounts with others. Four in ten (42 percent) are sharing mobile plans and 41 percent are sharing shopping accounts like Amazon Prime and Costco.
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