Netflix is doing everything it can to increase the appeal of its streaming service, including offering a cheaper streaming-only option and adding content as quickly as it can. Netflix’s latest bid for more content, according to the New York Post, is an attempt to add brand-new television episodes to its streaming offering.
Citing unnamed sources, the post offered the following:
“The company is in talks with studios about gaining access to current episodes of primetime shows and is willing to pay between $70,000 and $100,000 per episode,”
“It’s a big source of friction . . . There are no agreements [on control of rights], but I think it will trend toward the networks being in charge of selling in-season in first run, and beyond that, the studio.”
“People are wondering if they did the right thing by selling to them . . . Are we mortgaging our future?”