You have to give props to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Hastings managed to completely transform the company from a purveyor of physical DVDs into a streaming service brimming with award-winning original series, not to mention an extensive selection of movies and TV shows.
Netflix’s plan for digital domination is hardly a well-kept secret and the company will be the first to tell you that developing fresh and original content remains its top priority. This drive for original content is why the company had no problem letting its movie deal with Epix expire recently, losing thousands of movies in the process, including hits like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Looking ahead, Netflix has loudly vocalized its plan to double down on original content. All the more intriguing is that the company is looking to expand into completely new genres.