Netflix chooses its shows based on popular pirated shows


From Gizmodo:

The hardest part of beating piracy is finding a way to compete with free. Netflix does it by making things dumb easy, that and purposefully picking up shows that are popular with pirates.

After the recent rollout of Netflix Netherlands, the company’s Vice President of Content Acquisition in Europe, Kelly Merryman sat down for an interview with Tweakers where she said explained the trick: “With the purchase of series, we look at what does well on piracy sites.” Not a bad idea.

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