Netflix Knows Its Originals Output Has Slowed—but Reinforcements Are on the Way

With production resuming in most markets, the streamer is promising a packed second half

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During its quarterly earnings call Tuesday afternoon, Netflix blamed its tepid subscriber growth of less than 4 million new global subscribers on Covid-19-related production slowdowns that made the service’s content pipeline sluggish in early 2021.

But new shows and movies are hurtling toward the streamer soon.

“A lot of the projects we’d hoped to come out earlier did get pushed because of the postproduction delays and the Covid delays in production,” Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos told investors Tuesday during a pretaped video interview.



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