Ever wonder how Netflix decides which shows to stream and which shows to avoid? Kelly Merryman, Netflix’s VP of Content Acquisition, recently said in an interview that they check piracy site statistics when trying to decide on which series to purchase. Prison Break is one such show that was purchased due to being highly torrented.
Netflix does make their decisions based on other criteria too. For example, American Idol and other shows like it appeal more to live audiences, which is why you’ll probably never see something like The Voice or sporting events on Netflix.
Also, for all other Game of Thrones fans out there, Netflix has tried to acquire the show. HBO turned them down. As long as HBO Go exists, they’ll never allow Netflix or any other streaming site to have the rights to their programs.
Honestly, if Netflix had every show imaginable on demand for only $8 a month, I’d probably get it too. But as it stands, I can watch all the shows I like commercial free online not 3 hours after they air. Good luck competing with that kind of service.
Do you stream and/or download shows of the internet?
Source – The Verge
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