Netflix announces more original programming

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 12:50:59-04

Netflix will soon begin offering original documentaries and stand-up comedy specials in addition to their original series, the company announced Monday.

The company is building off the success of the original series’ they have debuted this year and say they’re on a mission to become “HBO faster than HBO can become us.”

“Beyond series, we will be expanding our Originals initiative to include broadly appealing feature documentaries and stand-up comedy specials,” said CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells in a letter to shareholders. “Netflix has become a big destination for fans of these much loved and often under-distributed genres.”