Netflix’s upcoming ad-supported tier may prevent subscribers from accessing some of the streaming service’s titles available on the regular plans.
During the company’s latest earnings call, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said that the ad-supported subscription plan won’t include all of the licensed content when they launch it in 2023.
All original films and shows developed by Netflix itself will obviously be available, but the same can’t be said with its partners’ content.
Since this is a different approach compared to Netflix’s original business model, they would need to renegotiate their deals with studios and distributors all over the world. To make the transition, the service is already working to amend their licensing deals to enable streaming content with ads.
Aside from this revelation, the company also announced that they earned $8 billion and lost nearly 1 million subscribers in the last quarter.