It’s not just stateside that Netflix has to face competitors breathing down its neck. Netflix UK’s biggest rival is LoveFilm, and according to a new database compilation, the latter is outpacing Netflix when it comes to movie titles.
Research done by Oric, a British website, shows that LoveFilm offers nearly double the number of films that Netflix does (3,284 vs. 1,668). Netflix still offers a superior number of television shows.
Oric representatives stated the following in a blog post:
“What we found particularly surprising is the small quantity of content on both of the services (especially when compared with the U.S. Netflix Instant service) and also the low proportion of content that is available on both services . . . While Netflix U.S. has 9,153 films and 4,989 TV seasons available to stream, Netflix U.K. has just 1,668 films and 925 TV seasons. And Netflix costs slightly less in the U.S. than in the U.K.”
Can Netflix afford to commit the money it needs to beef up its UK film offering?
[via Home Media Magazine]