Emily Roelant ‘20, Layout Director
Just a few days after Disney launched their new streaming service, Disney+, Netflix was close behind by announcing their multi-year partnership with Nickelodeon. This will pose a debate for families: which is the better streaming service to invest in? Perhaps some families will just buy both. However, one report from AudienceProject states that 33 percent of United States customers who are signing up for Disney+ are planning on getting rid of their Netflix subscription.
To keep up with the competition of Disney+, Netflix will be producing more shows aimed towards their younger audiences and families. Also, the streaming service will be aimed towards families around the world. President of Nickelodeon Brian Robbins said, “The ideas and work at our Studio are flowing, and we can’t wait to work with [Netflix Vice President], Melissa [Cobb] and the Netflix team on a premium slate of original animated content for kids and families around the world.”
Already, Netflix has popular Nickelodeon shows on its platform, like Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life. But after the deal, this partnership will be producing original films and television series based on past Nickelodeon characters and, according to a Netflix statement, they already have a bunch of new ideas to bring to the deal. They plan to add specials based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House.
The company said their goal is to “find fresh voices and bring bold stories to our global audience on Netflix.” With the wake of the big deal, senior Marina L’Heureux was nothing short of excited. As a kid, L’Heureux grew up watching shows such as Victorious, and she can’t wait to “watch all of her old childhood shows.”
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