The cash influx is pretty obvious, as these services have a subscription fee.
Both services are releasing original movies and shows which are exclusively available in their platform. But what's the purpose?
If Netflix has no original content, they have to pay for licensing for everything they have on display. But if they own the product (= Netflix ...
Movies made for anyone, including Netflix, are eligible for Academy Awards, but only if they complete a 7-day release in Los Angeles County.
for paid admission in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County,
for a qualifying run of at least seven consecutive days, during which period screenings must occur at least three times daily, ...
The offering of a show(s) (entire series or particular episodes) and movie(s) for streaming is governed by specific licensing deal (distribution rights) with the content providers, be it a channel (in case of series) or a production house/studio (in case of movies).
Netflix enters into agreement with the content providers which have specific clauses about ...
How do streaming services earn money?
The one you mentioned Netflix and Amazon Prime don't have ad revenue. So they are dependent on subscription fees.
Is it based exclusively on user memberships or are there other factors?
There are other factors too. Take the case of Indian Amazon Prime exclusive show Baahubali: The Lost Legends which is now run on Colors ...
These are episodes that were shortened by the studios for syndication or a DVD release.
In this particular case, Once More With Feeling was an extra long episode that ran 8 minutes longer than usual when it originally aired. It was later cut for syndication and subsequent airings with many bits missing, including the pterodactyle joke (you can see a ...
Actually for any film to be nominated for major awards like the Academy Awards or the Golden Globes, they need to have at least a limited release in theatres.
In 2017, Netflix released Okja and Meyerowitz Stories: New and Selected, in limited release in theatres. The criteria is according to the awards.
As mentioned in the AMPAS rule book :
for a ...
Because film had two names ;
What Happened to Monday in USA , Germany
Seven Sisters in Canada, France, Italy and Slovakia)
From Also known as section of of IMDb:
(original title): Seven Sisters
Brazil: Onde Está Segunda?
Canada (alternative title) (English title): 7 Sisters
Germany: What Happened to Monday?
Greece: Τι συνέβη στη Δευτέρα
Netflix has a subscription fee and has more than 110 million subscribers worldwide. This resulted in more than 11 billion USB revenue and about 4 billion USD gross profit in 2017.
Prime has a subscription fee too and additionally you have to pay a couple of coins for watching of many series and films.
That's how these services earn money.
As stated on this Wikipedia page:
Netflix's original productions also include continuations of cancelled series from other networks, as well as licensing or co-producing content from international broadcasters for exclusive broadcast in other territories, which is also branded in those regions as Netflix original content.
From another Wikipedia page:
Starting with Daredevil, because it's the first of the Netflix Marvel shows to come out...
In April 2013, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the
film rights to Daredevil and his associated characters reverted to
Marvel from 20th Century Fox in October 2012, allowing those
characters to be used within the Marvel ...
Netflix has 100 million or more subscribers. If they each pay 10$ per month give or take, that is 12 billion dollars per year
The total box office revenue for a blockbuster movie is on the order of 600 million dollars. For all of Hollywood, it is in the single-digit billions.
Netflix's revenue is enough that they could produce every single movie made by ...
Because Netflix is better suited for the type of show that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron fist want to be. More adult than would fly on broadcast channels like ABC, and not suited for Disney's branded channels (cartoon and teen programming). And Netflix offered substantial benefits that the traditional broadcast model did not Straight from the ...
Your question deals with "earning money", which by this, I will assume you mean "how do they profit?" - I'll deal with Netflix here, since it's a lot harder to figure out Amazon based on the different games they play with their money.
Fundamentally, a business profits when its revenue exceeds its expenses. Most people understand this. However, what most ...
According to someone who answered a similar question over at Quora, the studios are probably providing the description along with base metadata, and no one at Netflix is tidying it up:
I used to be a designer there and I also worked for Ascent Media doing metadata for studios who stored their ...
On the question about their exclusive shows: The purpose of those is to offer something only they are having. For many movies and series you can pick either Amazon Prime, Netflix or some other service. The only way the streaming companies there can compete is by making the service cheap.
With exclusive content they produce a monopoly for those shows. ...
Well, first off, they have a fee to watch, normally this fee is monthly.
This allows them to pool in massive amounts of money monthly. To add on to this, they will also host ads, which, as they are a massive streaming company, with thousands of users watching those ads, it will pool in even more money.
We also have to take in account Netflix originals, in ...
Beginning in 2005, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released all eight seasons of Bewitched. In regions 1 and 4, seasons 1 and 2 were each released in two versions—one as originally broadcast in black-and-white, and one colorized. Only the colorized editions were released in regions 2 and 4.
Think of Netflix like a TV station, BBC, NBC, Disney etc.
They're a 'broadcaster' - they run a TV network. Just because their distribution model is different doesn't mean everything else is.
They make their money from broadcasts.
They spend it on content to make people want to pay for that service.
So, they buy a TV show or movie.
They hire a director, ...
Even IMDb don't call themself full reliable:
Given the sheer volume and the nature of the information we list, occasional mistakes are inevitable and, when spotted/reported, they are promptly verified and fixed. That's why we welcome corrections and submissions. Our service is provided for the information of users only.
From the same IMDb link
While we ...
It’s on Netflix only in Japan, Canada or the UK.
According to this website, it seems like it’s more of that silly licensing nonsense in play again. So no Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the Czech Republic it seems.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on Netflix! Noice, right?
Well, it is if you’re based in Japan, Canada, or the UK. For viewers outside of these countries, Netflix ...
Because its different.
The following article gives some insights into why the format of the show is so different from your typical procedural crime drama. Its basically because the show creators were inspired for a different type of format and Netflix picked it up and made the added decision to make it a 4-part international series. The reason for making it ...
Because, well, money. You make CSI: New York and you have 12 millions of people who would watch that show just because they live in New York (or there everyday). Far more than if you make CSI: Wyoming.
People are just more willingly to subscribe to Netflix because they have a show in their own language, that are somehow connected to them locally and have a ...
They don't. The film or series is wholly owned by Netflix after production if it's a Netflix Original, or has had its licence purchased at a flat cost for a fixed period of time and may be renewed in future if it's popular.
Netflix apparently usually pay upfront for at least two seasons of a netflix original show, and have a business model comparable to ...
Television is a world market
And those foreign markets matter. That impacts (with force) the meaning of "Netflix Originals".
Yes, in some cases, a "Netflix Original" is entirely a Netflix-bankrolled production like House of Cards. However, as often --
"Netflix Original" describes independent productions for which Netflix only possesses the license in ...
Roma (2018) has won three Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Foreign language film. It was nominated for 10 categories in the 91st Academy Awards. It had a short theatrical release to satisfy it with the rules of Academy.
One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is that they also release their original services on other formats, such as (believe it or not) DVD. My parents originally watched "House of Cards" on DVD from their library. The vast majority of users watch it on streaming, but original content can be licensed. This adds to the revenue stream.
Netflix also sells ...
Money. And a suitable station.
It's not like any of the MCU Netflix shows is suitable for airing on the kid-friendly Disney channel, or broadcast on ABC. Similarly the other Disney-owned networks of A&E, Lifetime, and ESPN are not good matches for the material.
Unlike most major studios, there is no associated subscription premium channel associated ...