The size of the Netflix catalog has been a popular complaint among Netflix subscribers for some time. Now we have some hard numbers to show it really is smaller; in fact, it is about half the size it was back in 2012.
In 2012 Netflix had about 11,000 movies and TV shows, according to former Netflix employees who talked with Exstreamist. Now Netflix has just 5,302 movies and TV shows. That may seem like a huge drop, but it is still a ton of content.
If every one of Netflix’s titles are 30-minute episodes Netflix has 2,651 hours or just over 110 days’ worth of content. Now not all of the titles are TV shows—many are movies or shows that are an hour in length.
Netflix recently announced that they plan to make about half their catalog original Netflix shows and movies. Netflix seems to think that if they can create a large catalog of original content that people want it will help protect them from content owners pulling their content.
The focus on original content at Netflix also helps them with their intentional plans as they can make original content available worldwide.
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