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Netflix ahead in terms of content, says Piper Jaffray

Netflix is ahead of rival Amazon by “a wide margin” when it comes to licensing popular TV and film content, according to a research note by Piper Jaffray & Co.

The US research firm claimed that Netflix currently offers 32% of the 75 top-rated TV shows from the past four seasons, compared to 12% by Amazon Prime Instant Video.

However, it did note that Netflix’s library of top shows declined slightly over the past year, while Amazon increased its proportion of premium shows by 5%.

In terms of movies, Piper found that Netflix has 10 of the 50 top box office performers from 2013, compared to three for Amazon.