More Than Half of Netflix’s New Library Titles in 2018 Were Original Content

/Film | 3/21/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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Back in September of 2016, Netflix said they were in the middle of a “multiyear transition and evolution toward more of our own content.” In a few years, their hope was to have 50% of their library be comprised of original content. And in just a couple years, the streaming service has made great strides towards that goal.

A new report by research firm Ampere Analysis has revealed that among all the releases available in the United States that went live throughout the year 2018, 51% of them were Netflix originals. However, when it comes to the entirety of the Netflix library, the streamer still has a long way to go in order to meet their goal.

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When we talk about Netflix originals, we’re looking at projects that were entirely produced by Netflix, and we’re also talking about co-productions like collaborating with Sony on The Crown and Lionsgate for Orange is the New Black. And the number of those projects has more than doubled the 25% of new, original programming that hit Netflix by December 2016.

But at the same time, even though all the new titles that hit Netflix last year were 51% original programs, only 11% of all the titles that exists on Netflix (in the United States) are original programs. That number might seem low, but that’s quite a bit more than the 4% that was recorded in 2016. That’s also significantly more than Hulu and Amazon Prime, each of which only have 1% original content in their own libraries.

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