Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time; Plans To Roll Out For Unscripted Series & Stand-Up Specials

particular, Netflix Going live for the first time.

Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming.

It plans to roll out the capability, which Netflix confirmed was in the early stages of development, for its unreleased shows and stand-up specials.

This will mean that Netflix will be able to use it for competition series and talent contests such as live voting for its upcoming dance competition series. dance 100 from Circle Producer Studio Lambert.

Likewise, he can use it if he decides to bring back his Netflix Is A Joke festival. The live comedy event featured nearly 300 stand-up performances in LA including Dave Chappelle, Larry David and Pete Davidson. Several shows were being filmed, with plans to air about 12 of them on the service. In the future, it could potentially broadcast live shows, albeit with a delay of a few seconds in case things go awry.

Other options include live reunions for shows such as selling sunsetWhich just aired a reunion special for its fifth season.

The move opens up the ability to order a whole new fleet of unscripted series to use the technology, bringing it in line with linear networks, which often air live specials for large competition series such as ABC. American Idol And dancing with the Stars, Which is moving to Disney+.

The company has already experimented with different release patterns for its unwritten series and social experiments such as circle And love is blind And this move will add more intrigue to such shows.

The inevitable next question is whether such a move can be initiated to cover sports, which has been a hot topic of discussion given the recent success of the F1 series. Drive to survive. However, Deadline understands that it is not related to those suggestions.

There’s no timeline and source warning it’s early days for a live roll out, but a small group within Netflix is ​​in the early stages of developing the product.