TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - January 18, 2019
Netflix is going to lose some of its content soon, but don't panic just yet. The good news is that by the end of this year, 2019, Netflix will only be losing roughly one fifth of its current library due to various other companies like Disney, Universal, and WB launching their own streaming services. The bad news is that the 20% of content going away is the stuff that most people watch on Netflix, like The Office, Friends, and the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As reported by ComicBook.com, the launching of Disney+ not only means the Disney content like Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, etc. will be going away, but also all of that Fox content that Disney will officially acquire in March. Nothing outside of Disney's exodus is planned as of this moment, but these two rather disconcerting sentences show how quickly stuff could disappear if they get their act in gear.
Additionally, AT&T/Time Warner have a streaming service on the way later this year, and Comcast has also discussed similar plans. These massive companies could follow Disney's lead and remove their content from Netflix as well.
This will leave us with a shit ton of Netflix original content, basically, which is not a terribly promising proposition because only about 20% of that remaining 80% is watchable. My ass 80 million people watched Bird Box, by the way. Stop trying to make me feel like I'm the only one that hasn't watched it. I know no one that has actually sat and watched it beginning to end.
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