The next time you settle down to see a Sell sunset Reunion, maybe you can watch it live. Netflix is exploring live-streaming options for the first time, particularly unscripted shows and comedy specials.
According to Deadline Exclusive, Netflix is still in the early stages of development for the live streaming option. It’s not too surprising given that one of Netflix’s biggest competitors, Disney+, is also planning to do the same, and it would also give Netflix another way to push network TV into the past.
While streaming has had a head start on the network and on air for some time, streamers haven’t really been able to keep up on live shows, including live voting for competitive series and talent shows. Netflix wants to change that and one example is for the upcoming dance competition series dance 100 from one of the manufacturers of The circle.
Netflix plans to introduce live streaming for the first time
Another example is the Netflix Is a Joke Festival. As far as we know, Netflix has filmed many of the shows and performances and plans to debut about 12 on the service. These shows featured notable stand-up routines from the likes of Larry David and Pete Davidson.
When Netflix Is a Joke returns, Netflix may choose to live stream the festival on its platform for subscribers who can’t be there in person.
As mentioned above, Netflix is also exploring the possibility of hosting live reunion specials for series like the popular one Sell sunset. Likewise, we could see shows like love is blind and The circle follow, especially since Netflix is already using experimental publishing methods for these shows.
This move would be a huge step for Netflix, as we know there’s still something spectacular about watching something live like in the days when millions of viewers would tune in to shows like american idol and Dancing with the stars.
Speaking of which, Disney+ recently took over Dancing with the stars in a landmark move and it will be the streaming service’s first-ever live series. Netflix will want to keep up with this trend as it launches a new wave that other services will follow.
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