This year, seven films from the streaming platform Netflix are in the running for the Oscars, accumulating thirty-five nominations. This tour de force is far from trivial for the company co-founded in 1997 by the American Reed Hastings, whose service was initially limited to DVD rental.
How have the streaming platforms, Netflix in the lead, succeeded in establishing themselves in a few years as key players in world cinema? Why are more and more renowned directors now collaborating with their services, abandoning the distribution of their films on the big screen and thus threatening the ecosystem of traditional cinemas?
In this episode of “L’Heure du Monde”, Thomas Sotinel, journalist specializing in cinema and series at World, tells us about this development and the fundamental economic change it brings about.
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An episode produced by Cyrielle Bedu, directed by Amandine Robillard and presented by Jean-Guillaume Santi.