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Netflix to double original content

Netflix will focus on developing its own content next year and aim to nearly double the number of original shows to 31 from 16, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has vowed.

The video-streaming giant has 10 feature films, 30 kids’ series, “about a dozen” feature documentaries, 10 stand-up specials and two documentary series in various stages of production, Sarandos said at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

“This is programming that people want to watch,” Sarandos said.

The company, known for original shows such as Jessica Jones and House of Cards, is also pulling back from signing deals with US movie studios with the exception of Walt Disney, Sarandos said.

 

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