Movie Theatre vs OTT: The Curious Case of SVOD Originals

April 5, 2018

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Last year, when Netflix was participating in Cannes Film Festival with its action-adventure film Okja which got 4-minutes of standing ovation after the screening, little did it know that it will be ruled out of the film festival the next year. The Cannes officials were pretty clear in their stand which reads.The popularity of Netflix is undeniable and numbers certainly do not lie. Netflix has everything a blockbuster Hollywood franchise has a humongous subscriber base, loyal fan following, rich production value, A-list actors and a huge budget for original content. The only thing which it does not have is theatres. Well, that, however, was never in the streaming giant’s business model.

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