- Netflix may be working on a live streaming option for stand-up specials and other live programmes.
- Netflix may be able to broadcast live reunions like the one just held by Selling Sunset, as well as live voting for competitive programmes,
- According to rumours, Netflix may use this feature to broadcast live stand-up comedy specials.
- Later this year, ABC will broadcast the live series premiere of Dancing With the Stars, a celebrity dance competition.
A recent report suggests Netflix is working on developing a live streaming option for stand-up specials as well as other types of live programming.
Support for live streams may enable Netflix to broadcast live reunions like the one that was recently performed by the real estate reality show Selling Sunset, as well as live voting for competitive series.
Netflix is rumoured to be considering using this function to broadcast live stand-up comedy specials. This year marked the debut of Netflix’s first-ever live and in-person comedy festival, which was known as the Netflix Is a Joke Fest.
During the course of the festival in Los Angeles, around 130 well-known comedians, such as Ali Wong, Bill Burr, Jerry Seinfeld, and John Mulaney, amongst others, gave performances over the course of several days. Customers may be able to watch shows as they are happening from the convenience of their own homes if Netflix offers a live streaming option.
Some of the shows that were taped at the event will begin airing later this month and into June on Netflix (that is if Netflix chooses to bring the festival back next year).
Meanwhile, Disney Plus, which is one of the most significant competitors to Netflix, has already started offering live streaming. The Academy Awards were shown live for the first time ever on Disney Plus in February. The broadcast was a first for the channel.
Dancing With the Stars, a celebrity dance competition series, will make its debut as a live series on the platform later this year. It has also become the new home of the show. In its most recent earnings report, Netflix revealed that it had lost members for the first time in more than a decade, but Disney Plus announced that it had attracted 7.9 million new users in the first quarter of 2022.
Netflix has previously made hints that they may implement stricter policies against the sharing of passwords, in addition to offering a cheaper streaming option that is sponsored by advertisements, in order to help offset the decline in revenue and subscribers.