The company stopped being coy in March, when Hastings told a gaggle of journalists outside Netflix's California headquarters that he was "not too worried" about the prospect of Pai ditching the current regulations. "We are going to continue as we growth the member ship base to try and get more shows and more movies". "As a leader, you want to drive people to take more risks".
We should have a higher cancel rate overall. "Because then what you get is some winners that are just unbelievable winners". "It surprised us. It was a great show, but we didn't realize just how it would catch on".
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In the interview, Hastings also said Netflix is continuously investing in artificial intelligence - in order to improve recommendations. Amazon, which offers its video catalog to subscribers of its $99/year Prime membership program, is expected to invest $4.5 billion in video content this year; Netflix said last year it expected to invest $6 billion in 2017.
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Hastings says that, going forward, Netflix will increase its originals budget "a lot".
"What we have done is kept our base price $7.99", he said. "There are so many great shows on Netflix, but there are so many great shows we don't yet have". Both streaming services have certainly given traditional Hollywood studios runs for their money, including on the awards circuit, with Netflix and Amazon each winning their first Academy Awards earlier this year. "So we are continuing to watch them".
As to whether it would raise Netflix's costs if the rules were changed, Hastings said he didn't think so.
- Admitted Amazon's push into TV is "scary", even if not a major threat to Netflix. Many reports from the festival suggested that the tension was ongoing - including tweets about Okja's Netflix title card being booed, as well as the films' stars and creative team (and totally unrelated industry peers) weighing in on the drama. Netflix and its ilk won a major battle a year ago when an appeals court upheld new FCC rules that would try to keep the Internet unfettered.