Netflix Is About to Have a Ton of New Content

netflix-watchingThe Netflix catalog of content has often been a point of argument with their subscribers. Since 2014 the Netflix catalog has shrunk by 32%, but Netflix has a plan to fix that.

The first thing Netflix is doing to address the demands for more content is to double down on original content. In 2017 UBS estimates that Netflix’s original content will top 2,000 hours and by 2020 Netflix will have an estimated 8,000+ hours of original content.

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Credit to UBS for the chart.

Netflix is spending over $6 billion on original content in just 2016 with plans to continue to spend heavily on original content in the future.

If you want to watch every Netflix original episode in 2017 it would take you almost a year. In 2020 it will take you an estimated almost 3 years of non-stop watching.

Netflix is clearly betting on the idea that if they own the content they will never have to worry about striking a new deal to keep the show on their catalog. You will always be able to find “House of Cards” on Netflix.

For now original content seems to be paying off as shows like “Stranger Things” and “House of Cards” have become must-watch TV.

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10 Responses to Netflix Is About to Have a Ton of New Content

  1. mwsasser August 17, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    But isn’t 8,000 hours just a drop in the bucket?

    • KaysGramma August 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

      Its around 130 1 hr shows. Not sure its a drop in the bucket. Thats more than all of the content that CBS, NBC & ABC combined produce each year

  2. HeyRadar August 17, 2016 at 10:52 am #

    So who’s going to replace Netflix? The original reason to have Netflix is no longer there.

    • KaysGramma August 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

      Agree. Didn’t subcribe to Netflix for original content. Its turning into a streaming cable channel. I want access to the TV shows and movies they threw away in order to make original content

      • Cenarl August 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm #

        netflix didnt throw away anything, cable companies became jealous of their success and started raising licensing fees (the same reason TV bills keep going up) while creating their own streaming services. If Netflix played ball with them they would had to increase prices substantially. Blame the cable companies who are too greedy. Netflix did all the ground work to popularize streaming and cable companies decided to hold their shows hostage to try to kill off/slow down Netflix.

  3. Gerry Allen August 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm #

    Netflix originals are too vulgar, violent and smarmy for my family. We gave up on Netflix a year ago and never looked back.

    • Mark M August 24, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

      That’s what freedom of choice is all about…you decide what’s good for you, and use it. No young kids in our home, and adult TV is what we’re looking for.

  4. Sam Smith August 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    There are now too many streaming apps. Networks are capitalizing on netflix,s success. They aren’t willing to let Netflix pay for their shows anymore.