Netflix is always on the move, looking for brand new content. They have produced a lot of it themselves over the last few years. Now Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the service will offer more original content in 2016. This will include Bollywood and anime programming.
During his talk with New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference, he said that the company is always looking at new ways to introduce unique shows that other streaming services don’t have. That’s what makes them the king of streaming after all. Next year Netflix is looking to spend around $5 billion on content alone.
And since it launched in Japan on September 2, there’s never been a better time to broaden the scope of their programming with an international focus. That is just what they are doing. They will produce both Bollywood and anime content. What type of Bollywood or anime programs? That we don’t know yet.
Hastings didn’t mention specifically what kind, but he says that the company has taken risks before and they’ve paid off. He’s right about that. Netflix’s risks have a good track record. So there you have it. You can expect more international content very soon.