Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services, all thanks to lots of quality original shows it offers to its viewers. The company is planning to expand its video content even more. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix appeared in onstage interview with the New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook conference, where he told the company is going to include original Bollywood and anime style shows to its content. He further added that these shows will aim for global audiences.
When asked about maintaining the level of quality, Hastings gave example of the company’s experiments with the series Narcos. Narcos is a crime drama series about the rise of drug lord Pablo Escobar. The show has become pretty successful without being a very different kind of shows. Netflix has partnered with French company Gaumont for this series.
Netflix is becoming more aggressive towards its original programs, so that it has more quality shows to offer to its subscribers. Hastings said that the company is going to spend $5 billion on the contents over the next year on high profile talent acquisitions, original shows and buying distribution rights of some quality films like it did with critically acclaimed drama film Beats of No Nation.