The one space Netflix has yet to dominate in streaming services, is news and live events. So it’s fixing that, by exploring various takes on pop culture and soon politics.
It’s already ramping up it’s late night efforts with Joel McHale and since that premiere of the Jole McHale Show With Jole McHale it’s hired other comedians for late night type shows like Hasan Minhaj, Michelle Wolf and Norm MacDonald. It’s also working with Vox media for a cultural Docu-Series, as well as Barack Obama.
With the polarization of the mainstream media, and the public’s disdain for what’s commonly known as infotainment, Netflix certainly has the opportunity to “fix the news”. Netflix knows that it has to be careful here. The media industry is an expensive venture that changes rapidly and it’s used to promoting binge-able content that can be played on repeat for years to come. These are two entirely different models of content.
This of course, promoted for jokes on social media that Netflix won’t be reporting on the news, it will be creating the news. Yes, Netflix does have the opportunity to make waves with a news service and paired with the right people say a Bill O’Reilly, or The Young Turks. Since the mainstream channels are themselves hesitant about launching their own independent streaming services, Netflix can be a major player in the crowded polarized climate of the mainstream media.