The Netflix Binge Factory


55 bookmarks. First posted by aebraddy june 2018.


"'This [idea] that if you have volume, you can’t have quality?' says Holland. 'I think it’s convenient for people who are limited by time slots or budget. If you can have one network that has a dozen shows and they’re good quality, why can’t you have the equivalent of four networks with a dozen shows each? Why can’t you have more than that? We have the ability to support a larger number of artists than most people can.'"
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10 weeks ago by bankbryan
Fascinating story about Netflix and their power in Hollywood.

Sarandos: “There’s no such…
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july 2018 by bojo
One answer is cultural. “I’m building a team that’s oriented as saying ‘Yes’ in a town that’s built to say ‘No,’ ” Sarandos says. That’s not just New Age–speak. It’s practical. To stimulate volume, Sarandos and Holland have put in place an extraordinarily decentralized development and production pipeline, one that allows Netflix to operate like ten or 15 semi-independent entertainment companies — whose output all happens to be distributed by a single service.
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june 2018 by scritic
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june 2018 by mikele
Netflix now makes more television than any network in history. It plans to spend $8 billion on content this year. “I’ve never seen any one company drive the entire business in the way Netflix has right now,” says Chris Silbermann, managing director of ICM Partners
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june 2018 by rianvdm
Mysterious though it may seem, Netflix operates by a simple logic, long understood by such tech behemoths as Facebook and Amazon: Growth begets more growth begets more growth. When Netflix adds more content, it lures new subscribers and gets existing ones to watch more hours of Netflix. As they spend more time watching, the company can collect more data on their viewing habits, allowing it to refine its bets about future programming. “More shows, more watching; more watching, more subs; more subs, more revenue; more revenue, more content,” explains Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. So far, it’s worked spectacularly well: Netflix has gone from around 33 million global subscribers before House of Cards premiered to over 125 million today. Wall Street analysts have predicted Netflix could flirt with 200 million subscribers by the end of 2020; by 2028, one Morgan Stanley analyst has said, 300 million is possible. “The thing that keeps me up at night is scale,” says Sarandos. “It’s a mind-boggling amount of programming that’s being produced here. How do we keep scaling it?”
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june 2018 by dancall
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content.
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june 2018 by mud
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. via Pocket
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june 2018 by archizoo
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. via Pocket
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june 2018 by bschlagel
Favorite tweet:

Great read on Netflix strategy/tactics. Companies typically only share their playbook this publicly if they believe the competition is incapable or too dumb (or both) to replicate or learn from it. https://t.co/NjcB087XYA

— Eugene Wei (@eugenewei) June 13, 2018
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june 2018 by jeremyhiggs
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by kohlmannj
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by Cmacmurchy
"Inside Netflix’s TV-Swallowing, Market-Dominating Binge Factory" (, )
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june 2018 by miaeaton
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. via Pocket
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june 2018 by tonyhue
Netflix has only just begun to dominate the TV market, hiring everybody in and out of Hollywood, including Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, to make more TV shows than any network ever has, and already knows exactly which ones you’ll like.
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june 2018 by jellis
Above, Ryan Murphy, Spike Lee, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Jane Fonda, Robin Wright, and Jason Bateman. “What do you think about gas in the tank for the long…
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june 2018 by jrdodds
Inside Netflix's original content efforts as it spends $8 billion this year: “It's 70 percent gut and 30 percent data”, says Ted Sarandos
june 2018 by joeo10
Netflix doesn’t necessarily care if you binge-watch an entire season of a show within a couple days of it launching. “We’re not trying to encourage that,” Sarandos says. “The completion of a single episode is a more important trigger. We wouldn’t be looking at, ‘Are people plowing through it in the first weekend?,’ because the number of people who do that is pretty slim.” But one metric I heard repeatedly during my visits to Netflix was 28-day viewership — basically how many people completed a full season of a show within the first four weeks it’s on the service. Sarandos also tells me the company looks at which shows new subscribers watch first: It lets them know if a show is driving people to sign up for Netflix.
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june 2018 by lemeb
Above, Ryan Murphy, Spike Lee, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Jane Fonda, Robin Wright, and Jason Bateman.

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june 2018 by curiousstranger
Above, Ryan Murphy, Spike Lee, Laverne Cox, Alison Brie, Jane Fonda, Robin Wright, and Jason Bateman. “What do you think about gas in the tank for the long…
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june 2018 by mattl
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by johnrclark
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by peterjblack
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by richirvine
A long but insightful behind the scenes look at how Netflix decision-making balances guts and data.
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june 2018 by josephprice
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by josedante
“I don’t want any of our shows to define our brand, and I don’t want our brand to define any shows,” he tells me, sitting in his office, where not one but three posters for The Godfather hang. “There’s no such thing as a ‘Netflix show.’ That as a mind-set gets people narrowed. Our brand is personalization.”...“You have to be very cautious not to get caught in the math, because you’ll end up making the same thing over and over again,” Sarandos says. “And the data just tells you what happened in the past. It doesn’t tell you anything that will happen in the future.”
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june 2018 by jomc
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by dabigc
Favorite tweet:

This is an interesting read https://t.co/9GKD85gEbG

— Nina Metz (@Nina_Metz) June 11, 2018
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june 2018 by chetan
I spent much the last few months binge-reporting Netflix-- talking to execs and showrunners about the company that's revolutionized TV in five short years. How…
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june 2018 by mathewi
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by liebo7
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. It’s a Tuesday morning in May,…
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june 2018 by Shurs
“What do you think about gas in the tank for the long term?” asks Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice-president of original content. via Pocket
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