On Netflix, a new golden age of bold comedy

One study surveying 10 different countries found that comedy was the most popular genre among viewers 18-34 years old. Numbers don’t lie, and Netflix’s numbers are good. In July the company announced it had added 5 million subscribers in the last quarter, instantly bumping its stock up 8 percent. Thanks to data analytics and piles of cash, standup has become an essential part of the Netflix experience. Just watch its aggressive pursuit of the biggest names in comedy. Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock each signed deals to bring Netflix five hours between the two of them in 2017. Their payout? Reportedly $20 million per special. – Chris Osterndorf, The Daily Dot http://ift.tt/2eJ1Bsp
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