Newswire: Netflix’s streaming library has supposedly been cut in half over the last 4 years

We recently reported that Netflix is planning to somehow boost its production of original programming by so much that original content encompass 50 percent of the streaming service’s offerings. Netflix itself acknowledged that it would be tough to reach that goal in anything less than a few years, but according to a report from Exstreamist, there’s a reason it might actually be easier to pull off than anyone would think. There’s no hard evidence to back this up beyond that report’s anonymous sources, but the total number of titles in Netflix’s streaming library has supposedly been cut in half since 2012—meaning there are simply fewer things that the Netflix originals have to compete with.

Exstreamist suggests that Netflix’s increased focus on original content is making it less-inclined to pay for expensive licensing rights, especially when other sites like Hulu are willing to pay …

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