Netflix offer based partly on popularity videos on piracy sites




When purchases of films and TV shows for Netflix offer, the service shall assess in particular popularity of certain movies and series on piracy sites. Popular series are then purchased, such as Prison Break, according to Netflix is’ exceptionally popular.

Netflix “With the purchase of series, we look at what it does well on piracy sites,” said Kelly Merryman, vice president of content acquisition at Netflix opposite Tweakers. That was one of the reasons that Prison Break in the Netherlands can be seen on Netflix. “Prison Break is exceptionally popular on piracy sites,” says Merryman.

The video streaming service, which last week opened its doors in the Netherlands, look beyond what it does well in a particular market. “We see what movies are popular in the cinema and what the ratings,” said Merryman. “But there are many programs that we will not buy, such as The Voice. Such live programs are better suited for live TV.’s Why we do not focus on sporting events, news programs and concert recordings,” says purchasing manager.

Previously, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in an interview that he would offer Tweakers, preferably all content but can not. The TV industry works with exclusive licenses, which many Netflix movies and series that are purchased by another streaming provider can not stream. In the Netherlands, especially with RTL Netflix and HBO compete for online streaming rights.


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