With several cities, all across the globe, currently on lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, has come out to say that the company has been experiencing a surge in online viewership.
Speaking to CNN recently, Ted revealed that the deadly coronavirus has caused a huge disruption in the global entertainment industry. According to him, Netflix has, however, experienced tough times too because its productions around the world have since been shut down.
His words, “It’s been a massive disruption. Every of one of our productions around the world are shut down. It’s unprecedented in history.”
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On viewing, “You can imagine, all viewing is up. It is up on Netflix, on CNN on television in general. The system has been very robust and can help out a lot of people. People certainly are watching a lot more Netflix. What’s happening now is we work pretty far ahead with delivering all the episodes of our shows at once so no disruption over the net few months, maybe later in the year as physical production is not operational.”
“One of our shows, ‘Big Mouth’, the other day, did their first virtual table read. We had 40 actors and writers with Netflix executives doing a table read of a new episode. So, people are being quite adaptive on getting ready to – on getting geared up for a time when we do get back to work.”