Netflix sure is PACKING!
Emmy season is upon us all, and studios are mailing out their screeners for their shows to be considered for awards. With networks like CBS, ABC, or FX, they usually send out physical screeners to voters so they can have the episodes handy to be considered. These major networks have to keep up with streaming services like Hulu, Amazon, and the godfather, Netflix, but it appears the latter is doing something a bit…odd.
Academy members have been taking to social media to share a special delivery from Netflix. Instead of putting everything online – because, you know, it’s a streaming service – the network sent out four massive boxes containing all of the content to be considered for awards this season. Each box is divided by genre (drama, limited series, etc.), and it includes every episode for every show that Netflix produces. This isn’t just one or two discs. You would get all of the episodes of Orange is the New Black and House of Cards and BoJack Horseman. This is the Oprah Winfrey giveaway of screeners, people!
According to Variety, the network spent around $1 million dollars to send everything out, and the collection weighs around 20 pounds. Apparently, size does matter. Does this mean that Netflix is going to have an even bigger presence at this year’s Emmy Awards? It’s a huge (not to mention expensive) gamble.
I want to throw it out there that I would be stoked to get this in the mail! If someone over at Netflix wants to toss one my way, I will give you my address. Please don’t literally toss it, because the entire package just might kill me if you hit me directly.
This takes Netflix and Chill to the extreme.