Ted Sarandos

Netflix releases total hours viewed for complete catalogue

Netflix has released data on total hours viewed across its complete content catalogue for the first time, with co-CEO Ted Sarandos claiming that the move should end mistrust about the streamer’s viewing performance. The streaming leader has committed to publish What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report twice a year. The report will detail hours […]

Netflix ups originals spend to 85% of content budget

Netflix’s originals budget continues to grow with roughly 85% of its new content spend now going towards its own programming, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit in New York, Sarandos said that Netflix is shooting original programming in 17 different countries and confirmed that it aims […]

Sarandos: Netflix to ramp up international production

Netflix aims to ramp up its international original production next year as part of a move to drive international subscriber growth, as well as increasing the number of original films it produces, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference this week, Sarandos said that Netflix would […]

Amazon ‘not gaining much traction’ says Netflix’s Sarandos

Amazon is “spending a lot of money” on original content without “gaining much traction”, according to rival streaming video leader Netflix’s programming chief. Speaking to analysts at UBS’s 44th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference, Ted Sarandos cited data from data traffic management specialist Sandvine and others back up his view that Amazon’s original content […]

Netflix looks at offline mode for some countries

Netflix is looking at introducing an offline-viewing mode in developing countries to make to easier for viewers to access content. In an interview with CNBC, chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that content downloads is something that Netflix is “looking at now” but did not say when this would roll out. “We have talked a […]

Netflix: TV series account for two thirds of viewing

TV series, including Netflix’s own original productions, now account for two thirds of viewing time on the SVOD service, according to Ted Sarandos. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, said it is more efficient to spend money on originals than on licensing high profile content, and defended making both TV shows […]

Netflix sets sights on more British originals

Netflix is set to ramp up its British production efforts, with co-production deals in place with the three main UK terrestrial broadcasters. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos said that Netflix had already had global success with the UK shows it has licensed for its service and claimed […]

Netflix doubling up on original programming

Netflix will almost double the amount of original TV series on its service in 2017 according to the streaming service’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos. The Netflix content chief was speaking about the plans to scale up production at a US media conference organised by investment bank UBS. He said that the number of drama […]

Netflix misses US sign-up targets in disappointing Q3

Netflix missed its US target for new customer sign-ups and reported lower than expected operating income in its third quarter results. The subscription video-on-demand service added 0.88 million new US members in the quarter, compared to 0.98 million prior year and a forecast of 1.15 million. Netflix attributed the over-forecast to “slightly higher-than-expected involuntary churn” […]

Internet TV to replace linear in 20 years, says Netflix

Over the next 20 years internet TV is going to replace linear TV as the way that people consume video, according to Netflix president and CEO Reed Hastings.  Speaking on the firm’s first quarter earnings call yesterday, Hastings said that after linear TV’s  “amazing 50 year run” the industry is now transitioning with “everyone scrambling […]