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Netflix to start streaming live shows soon

Netflix could start streaming live. According to a report from Deadline, Netflix is ​​currently working on a live streaming option for stand-up specials and other live content.

So far, the company has stayed away from live broadcasts, but a report from Deadline says Netflix is ​​currently considering rolling out the feature for a “series of unscripted shows and stand-up specials”. Netflix confirmed to Deadline that the project is overseen by a “small group” of people and is currently in the “early development phase.” Live meetings are another option according to Deadline, and it is likely that live sports will be recorded in the future This is something other platforms are already doing. For example, we find Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus.

Netflix wants to compete with TV with live shows

According to Deadline, the introduction of live shows would allow the streaming giant to vote live for competitive shows like the upcoming Dance 100 show and to stream its annual Netflix Is A Joke festival† This participatory content can also encourage Netflix users to keep their subscription instead of canceling and subscribing again when an interesting show launches.

The giant had recently lost nearly 200,000 subscribers due to the war in Ukraine, but this new feature should make it possible to reverse the trend. Thanks to the arrival of these new live broadcasts, Netflix can therefore cause a lot of damage to television, which is increasingly affected by the advent of all these video-on-demand platforms.

At the beginning of this year, we also saw that a study by Mediametry confirmed that children already watched more YouTube and Netflix than traditional television. In order to save the French channels, the National Assembly had proposed to remove the Netflix button from the TV remotes. The report does not specify a specific date when the first live content could appear on the platform.