Category: Movies

How important were Disney movies to Netflix?

Disney’s mastery of the Home Entertainment window has long been a cornerstone of its movie revenues. The supply was carefully controlled by Disney (films “returned to the Disney vault”), prices were well managed to avoid bargain-bin pricing and the marketing stood above even their closest rivals (you never bought a Disney movie, you “took home the magic”). It is perhaps surprising that it took so long to take full advantage of the burgeoning SVOD market.

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How have Sci-Fi movies performed on SVOD?

The sci-fi genre is a broad church. It includes big-budget action spectaculars, mid-budget family fare and inexpensive twisty thrillers. For this analysis, we have largely used IMDb’s classification, which applies multiple genres per title and in which sci-fi accounts for 3.9% of titles. This includes films many would regard as primarily sci-fi (such as Star Wars) and titles with sci-fi tropes or plot elements (i.e. Despicable Me 3).

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What percentage of Netflix’s movies are recent titles?

When Netflix launched its video streaming service in 2007, its US catalogue comprised of around 5,000 movies and TV episodes – fewer than 6% of the 85,000 titles available via their DVD rental service at the time. The headline titles designed to draw consumers were not new releases, but instead were slightly older classics, such as The Matrix and Super Size Me. Just twelve years later, Netflix and the landscape have both changed considerably. Audiences have come to expect a steady stream of new movies on the platform, as well as a trove of exclusive releases.

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What is VOD Clickstream?

Our unique clickstream data allows us to analyse viewing patterns on Netflix between January 2016 and June 2019.

This data has some powerful qualities and unusual limitations so be sure to check out the details here.

This is wholly independent research. We’re not affiliated with Netflix or any other streaming platform or studio.