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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Are movies made for Netflix eligible for Academy Awards?

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Why are there lines missing from the Netflix versions of Buffy?

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 ...
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What are the awards for which Netflix original movies are eligible?

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 ...
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Why did Netflix rename "What Happened to Monday" to "7 Sisters"

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Why do shows say "Netflix Original" when they are reruns from other channels?

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 ...
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Why does MCU and Netflix MCU differ so much in showing graphic content?

Starting with Daredevil, because it's the first of the Netflix Marvel shows to come out... Development In April 2013, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the film rights to ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Why did Disney go with Netflix to air their Marvel's Defenders' series?

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Who writes the descriptions on Netflix?

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: https://www....
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How do streaming services earn money?

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....
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Is Netflix Considered a Movie Studio or a Movie Distributor?

Think of Netflix like a TV station, BBC, NBC, Disney[1] etc. They're a 'broadcaster' - they run a TV network. Just because their distribution model is different doesn't mean everything else is. They ...
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Is "Mr Puzzle Wants You to Be Less Alive" a Netflix production?

Netflix is a Joke seems to be an official Netflix YouTube channel for NF comedic content as the notes say... About Netflix Is A Joke: The official hub of Netflix stand-up, comedy series, films, and ...
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Why the new Netflix hit series "Lupin" stops abruptly at episode 5 (/7)?

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 ...
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How do companies like Netflix find sufficiently skilled comedy translators to translate comedians like Ricky Gervais into 160 different languages?

According to Netflix they use third parties to locate and hire translaters. In the absence of a common registration scheme and standardized test, how do you find the best resources to do quality ...
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Why is Brooklyn Nine-Nine not on Netflix despite the announcement?

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 ...
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Why are there so many versions of "Criminal:[country]"?

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 ...
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Why are there so many versions of "Criminal:[country]"?

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....
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Profit of movies streamed on Netflix

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 ...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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-...
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How do streaming services earn money?

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 ...
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Are movies made for Netflix eligible for Academy Awards?

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 ...
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Are movies made for Netflix eligible for Academy Awards?

Yes, but only in 2020 for the 93rd Oscars, according to the Academy: "For This Awards Year Only, Streamed Films To Be Eligible for Oscars®"
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Why did Disney go with Netflix to air their Marvel's Defenders' series?

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 ...
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