Netflix has become most people’s favorite quarantine activity. The streaming service has been providing viewers with content since 2008. Now, the company’s grown beyond past distributing content and has moved into becoming their own production studio, releasing their own brand of film and television content. So what’s next for the streaming service? Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos says the company’s not going anywhere and still sees opportunity to grow, even amidst the pandemic.
Like the rest of the entertainment industry, Netflix has had to scramble to adjust to this new normal. Luckily, the company had a cushion of content to release while many other studios were forced to halt production indefinitely. But you can only rely on so much stocked up content before you need to start producing new material again. So what’s Netflix’s plan? John Horn talked with Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos for the podcast “Hollywood, The Sequel” to discuss how the entertainment industry might look like after the pandemic, how Netflix has been able to stand its ground against its other streaming competitors, and what the company plans on doing to support more POC filmmakers.
With contributions from John Horn
Ted Sarandos, co-chief executive officer and chief content officer at Netflix