Netflix Bets Big on Streaming Take Over
Every year, media, networks, and stars gather in Los Angeles for the Television Critics Association press tour. The TCA's are a series of press days to give media members the opportunity to hear about upcoming shows and interview the cast and creators. These events are mostly dominated by major TV networks, but this year it was Netflix who made the big splash.The streaming service giant announced that they are spending $5 Billion on content in 2016, a staggering number compared to where they were only a few years ago. According to FastCompany.com, this figure is more then HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Amazon spent combined last year. While a big source of their revenue is still the DVD subscription service, Netflix is going all-in on streaming content, whether it's original programming or bringing current movies and series to their platform.Cashmere was in attendance to work with Netflix shows Bojack Horseman and the new Aziz Ansari Comedy Special "Masters of None". The hit animated show Bojack Horseman has been renewed for Season 3, featuring Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris and Alison Brie. The "Masters of None" comedy will be about the personal and professional struggles of Ansari himself, and will premiere on Netflix November 6. Bringing other big Hollywood stars like Chelsea Handler, Adam Sandler, and Tina Fey to create content exclusively for their platform shows that they aren't the little guy in the room any longer.