Updated: Jul 22, 2021
photo by Andy Meek
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Netflix views hit an all-time high according to an AT&T press release. Many Americans are now being reliant on streaming platforms to keep them entertained while they spend more time at home. Netflix, Hulu, etc. are now in competition to push out content and keep viewers wanting more.
With Netflix launching their original series Never Have I Ever, Outer Banks, and many more originals over the course of the past month, the company does not plan to run out of shows to release this quarter. In the previous year Netflix released over 2700 hours of original content versus in 2018 when the platform released merely 1537 hours of original titles.
The company has no issue with keeping up with the constant demand for new content considering that they have finished all scheduled production for the rest of the year and completed filming new content for the following year, according to Bloomberg Media Company. The streaming platform is ahead of the curve for the demand of new content while many other platforms are still crafting their content catalog.
With Hulu trying to keep up with the surge of demand for new titles added to their streaming platform, the streaming service released a new season of their original series Solar Opposites May 8. The animated series stars the co-creator of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland. In addition to the streaming service releasing original content, the platform adds new content monthly. The titles range from Goodfella’s, The Dark Knight, and the latest seasons of the television show Chopped just to name a few.
While many of their subscribers practice social distancing at home both companies have added original content and new titles to keep up with the demand for new content.