Fox's discarded comedy sitcom
will reappear on
from May 26. Netflix recently announced that all 15 new episodes
of the Emmy winning show will be streamed at once for its
subscribers based in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin
America, Brazil and the Nordics.
Besides winning six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe,
was also included in the Time Magazine's ''100 Best TV Shows of
ALL-TIME" when it was aired from 2003 to 2006. However, its
viewership declined with every passing season and higher
production costs compelled Fox to discontinue the show in late
In Nov 2011, Netflix signed a partnership deal with Twentieth
Century Fox Television and Imagine Television to revive the
sitcom's production. We believe that the revival of the series
after 7 years and that too on a first-run basis will boost
Netflix's subscriber base in the near term.
Lately, Netflix has made a name for itself by offering new and
exclusive content to its subscribers compared to its closest
peers such as HBO,
Amazon.com Inc. (
, Hulu and
Comcast Corp. (
In February, Netflix started streaming its first original show
House of Cards
. Netflix has also another couple of original series in its
content pipeline for 2013, namely
Orange Is the New Black
and a Gaumont International Television production,
Through its original television shows Netflix has been
venturing into different genres like comedy, political thrillers,
autobiographies and horror. Netflix's partnership with
DreamWorks Animation SKG (
will help it to reach out to kids.
Moreover, Netflix recently commissioned a sci-fi show called
, which will bring together the Wachowskis (creators of
trilogy) and J. Michael Straczynski (the creator of television
) for the first time.
Although escalating costs related to international ventures
and licensing fees remain headwinds, we believe that improving
paid subscriber base is a major positive for the company in the
Currently, Netflix has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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