Netflix has been a game changing company for the entertainment industry. The online streaming website has almost single-handedly changed the way we watch television.
Now Netflix has added a new social media feature to make sure you don’t forget your favorite shows, particularly the new Marco Polo series developed exclusively for Netflix. Under the Netflix tweet touting the series, there is a “Tweet me Reminder” button.
When the series debuts at 12:01AM PST on December 12, those who clicked on the reminder button will be reminded that all the episodes are available. The tweet will also include a custom video message from the cast.
Speaking of Marco Polo…this will be the most expensive series on television ever with a budget of 90 million dollars. The only show with a higher budget than that is HBOs Game of Thrones.
Netflix is hoping the new series will follow in the footsteps of successful series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Netflix is also banking that it will appeal to international markets as the company tries to add international subscribers. In September already Netflix added 2 million subscribers.
In more Netflix developments, a new Nielsen report suggests that live television viewing dropped 4 percent in just ONE QUARTER. That is a huge drop in live television viewing. Meanwhile, streaming through sites like Netflix and Hulu went up 60%. This doesn’t even count the people who are watching from their video game consoles, and Roku players.
Netflix is gaining muscle in its ability to deliver original content online. It has already announced plans to release a sequel to Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2, at the same time as the film is released in theaters. The film will premiere on Aug 28 and will be the first of several others to premiere at the same time on Netflix as well as in IMAX theaters.
Netflix has also struck a deal with Adam Sandler to produce and star in four original films that will debut exclusively on Netflix.