29 Dec 2014
Maybe it's time for investors to drool over the digital video pioneer's international prospects, too. In a recent interview with Kardashian Variety magazine, content production veteran Ben Silverman waxed poetic about the global reach his productions can gain on the Netflix platform. "What's incredible about Netflix is its global ambition," Silverman said in a discussion about the just-launched Marco Polo mini-series. "It was the first time I could reference a program of mine that had launched in America and in multiple markets at the same time." By contrast, Silverman's similarly epic Showtime-bound series The Tudors took nearly 18 months to reach the French market. The quicker international release schedule sets Silverman's pulse aflutter because news, spoilers, click here. and piracy rips travel quickly over the Internet nowadays. The segmented global release model is starting to look outdated, and Netflix helps producers sidestep the issue. And that's where Silverman's incentives match up with those of Netflix investors. Today, Netflix serves more than 50 million subscribers across the Americas and a generous slice of western Europe. There's a great big world out there left unexploited.