It is believed that Netflix Inc. has decided to nearly double its original content production next year. 2015 was, without a doubt, one of the best years for the streaming giant as well as a great and busy year for its viewers. The content provided to the viewers is more than enough as the company already had big name movies and TV shows on its platform and now it has included original programming as well. From Master of None to Jessica Jones, the company has put out great shows for its viewers throughout the year.
However the company wants its subscribers to know that the next year will be bigger and better in terms of content quantity and quality. Netflix stated that subscribers who think that they have done a lot of binge watching this year have no idea what we have in store for them for the upcoming year. The streaming service is all set to double its original programming in the coming times as it plans to increase the number of drama and scripted comedies to at least 31.
Recently the Chief Content Officer (CCO) of the company, Ted Sarandos, said that the company will be putting out at least 31 scripted shows next year when he was talking at the UBS Media Conference. This also includes the new seasons of previous shows. In 2015, Netflix only had 16 shows overall which means the company will be working on 15 more shows. It is believed that the Netflix will now have 10 feature films, 10 stand up specials, 12 documentaries, and 30 children shows added in its original programming list as it plans to move a step further in 2016.
The company tapped the original programming market 3 years ago when it wanted to compete with the likes of HBO and FX who are currently leading the original programming market. Back then, the company started with three shows that include Arrested Development Season 4, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black. Later on, the company added BoJack Horseman and Marco Polo in its original programming list as well. However, the numbers of original scripted series did not touch double digits. This year, it has achieved that as well.
A source suggests, “Netflix’s ever-expanding original slate has simultaneously made it more difficult for the company to strike deals for licensed content. Studios and networks have been wary of selling their content to Netflix, thereby encouraging Netflix popularity at the expense of traditional television viewership.”