Netflix to shift to weekly episodes for some upcoming series
Netflix might change the way they release their shows from putting all episodes out at once to releasing them on a weekly basis.
This could mean that it will be impossible to binge-watch some of your favorite shows the day they release.
The news comes from ComicBook, which reports that the next season of The Great British Baking Show will be the first to implement the weekly system. This makes the experience similar to regular cable TV.
The platform’s new music competition show Rhythm & Flow will also be released the same way.Netflix tweeted that the weekly release of “licensed titles” like the baking show isn’t a new thing. As for the competition show, they are releasing it weekly in hopes of keeping the winner a surprise. They clarified that they are “trying something new! but not happening with more shows than that”.
Although it seems like new seasons of shows like Stranger Thingsand Umbrella Academywill be safe for now, who knows if the streaming service plans to impose this on more shows in the future.
As Disney prepares to launch its own streaming service, they revealed last week that Disney+ would be releasing their shows weekly as well.
The news came when High School Musical: The Musical: The Series creator Tim Federle revealed the new Disney+ series “would release its 10 episodes on a weekly basis” to TheWrap. Then, a spokesperson confirmed that all shows would follow that format.
Hulu has also recently dropped shows with this traditional-cable method.
More streaming news
Disney has teamed up with Charter Communications to prevent people from sharing their streaming accounts with multiple people. The new policy will affect Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+.
Disney teamed up with Charter, the U.S.’s second-largest cable company, to work on “piracy mitigation.”
“The two companies will work together to implement business rules and techniques to address such issues as unauthorized access and password sharing,” the companies said in a joint announcement.
However, they did “not have details to share at this time” about how they plan to execute their plans to limit password sharing.
The partnership also now allows the cable company to keep hosting Disney-owned channels like ABC and ESPN.
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