Ted Sarandos

Netflix strikes landmark deal for global rights to ‘Seinfeld’

Netflix has picked up global streaming rights to US sitcom Seinfeld in a major coup for the business. The streaming giant has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for all nine seasons of the show, which are set to launch on the platform in 2021. The five-year deal comes on the back of Netflix losing […]

TBI Weekly: What Netflix’s Q2 tells us about its long-game strategy

Netflix’s Q2 results rang alarm bells this week after the business revealed it had lost 130,000 domestic subscribers and undershot its international subs target by 1.9m, but in explaining the quarter to investors, Netflix bosses also illuminated key areas of its “long-haul” strategy.  1. Benchmarks are emerging We may be a ways off from Netflix […]

Netflix eyes studio space at UK’s Pinewood Studios

Netflix is looking to lease at least a third of the UK’s Pinewood Studios as it aims to boost production capabilities out of the region. According to The Telegraph, the streaming giant is close to striking a deal to lease around 150,000 square feet of space at the 80-year-old studio in Buckinghamshire, which is home […]

TBI Weekly: Five takeaways from Netflix’s Q1 results

Netflix beat expectations all round for its first quarter results of 2019, drawing $4.52bn for Q1 and 9.6m new members, but here are five tidbits you might have missed from its earnings call with the streamer’s bosses. Disney is welcome competition Netflix boss Reed Hastings was keen to emphasise that new competition only makes the […]

Ted Sarandos: Netflix doesn’t disrupt for disruption’s sake

Netflix is not primarily about acting disruptively, at least in terms of content if not in terms of how to distribute it, according to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix in conversation at the Series Mania event in Lille with Black Mirror co-creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones. Sarandos said that he was “not a fan […]

Netflix cancels ‘One Day At A Time’ citing low ratings

Netflix has cancelled family sitcom One Day At A Time after three series. The streaming service revealed in an uncharacteristically candid thread of Tweets on Thursday (14 March) that the critically acclaimed show, which follows a Cuban American family and has been long praised for its representation of Latino culture and family life, will not […]

Netflix’s Sarandos, Amazon’s Brown set for Series Mania

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos and Amazon Studios’ European originals boss Georgia Brown are heading to Series Mania as part of the French festival’s ‘Lille Transatlantic Dialogues’ programme. The day-long 27 March event is billed as a bilateral summit between the European Union and the US, uniting political decision makers with leading industry execs […]

Netflix plans aggressive push into India

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos has confirmed that the streamer is planning an aggressive push into India.  “We have ten original shows in production right now and six original films coming up for 2019, and more to come,” said Sarandos, speaking as part of a panel discussion at the Mumbai Film Festival, which runs from October […]

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