Netflix Released More Originals Than Acquired Content in 2018

Netflix Released More Originals Than New Acquired Content in 2018

Netflix release more originals than acquired content in 2018

In the first eleven months of 2018, Netflix released more “Original” projects than it did titles acquired from other studios, according to a study publicized in Deadline. From January to November of last year, the service’s “Original” films and series made up 51 percent of their newly-added content in the United States. The report—from Ampere Analysis, a United Kingdom research firm—also notes that this is twice the share  “Original” releases had on the platform in 2016, which was just 25 percent.

In raw numbers, about 11 percent of the content currently available on Netflix falls under the category of “Original.” Though just over one in ten may seem like a small portion of the site’s library, it is significantly larger than the shares of original content from competitors. Proprietary series and films on Hulu and Amazon make up just 1 percent of either site’s entire offerings.

Netflix has long invested in producing and acquiring exclusive content, beginning with the U.S. version of House of Cards back in 2013, which starred Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The concept behind this tactic was simple, to both draw in and keep subscribers with shows and movies they couldn’t find anywhere else. In 2018, with two Academy Award-nominated films in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Netflix has shown its potential ability to run with the big dogs.

This ever-growing amount of original content may leave Netflix in a better position than its competitors in the coming years. A number of studios, including NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company (with its recent acquisition), have their own streaming services in the works. As a result, much of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon’s acquired content could potentially be stripped from them for the studios to fill their own streaming libraries.

With all this on the horizon, audiences can only begin to imagine what the streaming service landscape may look like a year or two from now.

The post Netflix Released More Originals Than Acquired Content in 2018 appeared first on


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac