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Netflix, Prime Video commissioned most originals in Q1 2024

Ampere: Both companies were responsible for half of the global original commission spend during the first three months of the year.

Ampere: Both companies were responsible for half of the global original commission spend during the first three months of the year.

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The logo of Netflix appears on a smartphone. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video commissioned the most original series during the first three months of 2024, according to the latest report from Ampere Analysis.

While entertainment studies are pulling back on original content spending across the board, Netflix and Prime Video continue to be among the biggest buyers of TV shows and movies that are destined for streaming-first platforms. Collectively, Netflix and Amazon accounted for 53% of all subscription video-based original commissions during Q1 2024, the report found.

Netflix and Prime Video have focused their spending on original programming that resonates with global audiences, at a time when each company is prioritizing their international expansion efforts. Those efforts are intended to help offset a peak in domestic subscriber growth.

Earlier this year, Netflix told investors it will stop disclosing data related to its subscriber growth and losses, starting in 2025.

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Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 11 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.

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