Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Is Netflix moving into original content?

I've never been a Netflix customer but their announcement today that they're in talks to distribute an original series starring Kevin Spacey has me intrigued. Would a company whose business model centers around sending DVDs and now streams of movies and TV series produced by others to customers move into producing their own content? It seems at least possible but maybe Netflix is thinking about some other form of distribution. Would they branch out and begin producing original content, while holding the license to eventually distribute it themselves under their subscription rental model, to syndicate it for broadcast on a traditional TV network or cable channel?

It's an interesting development but in the end I doubt that people would actually want to watch a series starring Kevin Spacey given his less than impressive roles on the big screen.

1 comment:

Bill Roehl said...

American Beauty and Usual Suspect. Nuff said.