Netflix Looks to Feature 40 Percent Original Content


Netflix, which has promising pieces of original content like Lilyhammer and that inevitably wonderful Arrested Development continuation on the way, revealed Tuesday that it aims to boost its originality up to about 40 percent. CEO Reed Hastings said in a press conference it was the company's "natural direction" to become a real competitor with major pay-cable networks. And as The Hollywood Reporter writes, "Eventually, Netflix could look like HBO, with 40 percent of the content its own and 60 percent coming from other sources." If you're into the prospect of sweet new shows, this might ease the pain of all those Starz offerings imminently disappearing from your Netflix queue. Probably not, though.