In a bid to increase its user base, the video-streaming giant, Netflix is reportedly working on adding a live streaming feature for stand-up specials, talent hunt shows, and other live content. A local entertainment publication, Deadline, reports; “Netflix plans to roll out the live streaming capability, which it confirmed was in the early stages of development, for its swathe of unscripted shows and stand-up specials.”
Netflix’s live streaming feature
As per speculations, Netflix’s live streaming feature could be used to air the reunion or live- comedy shows. Netflix also held its first-ever comedy festival called ‘Netflix is a Joke Fest’ which is also expected to go on-air later this month or in June. The report by deadline states that Netflix’s upcoming live-streaming feature is in the early stages of development, but once implemented, this would allow Netflix to ask its viewers for live voting for competition series and talent hunt shows.
The move came as Netflix reported decreased growth and a reduction in subscribers. The company has reported the biggest subscriber loss in over 10 years that badly impacted the revenue forcing the streaming giant to cut down costs and dropping series like Meghan Markle’s Pearl. A study from Mediametry also confirmed that children watch more YouTube and Netflix than traditional television, so, in order to save the French channels, the National Assembly had proposed to remove the Netflix button from the TV remotes.
Netflix fires employee for leaking data
Netflix fired an employee for leaking sensitive information about Dave Chappelle’s new standup special, The Closer. According to Verge, the fired employee was a leader of the company’s internal trans resource group and was helping to organize a walkout in protest of Netflix’s Chappelle for being transphobic. Likewise, Netflix suspended a trans software engineer who tweeted her disapproval of the Chappelle show. The employee was reinstated a day later saying that the suspension was related to a different matter.