Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms And Other CBC Shows Leaving Netflix?
A haven for binge-watchers, thinking about Netflix is similar to thinking about everything good in the world. Especially for TV show lovers, what is better than watching an entire season in a single go? Waiting for a whole week for a single episode to release is so old school. Think higher: think about watching the whole TV show, with multiple seasons, in a single go? Unfortunately, some of us hold a different opinion over this. The Canadian company CBC thinks putting up shows on Netflix is not beneficial to the Canadian networking company. Therefore, perhaps it is time to say goodbye to Workin Moms and Schitt’s Creek?
CBC on Removing Shows From Netflix
The broadcasting company thinks that putting up shows on Netflix means that they are damaging the Canadian industry. CBC’s CEO Catherine Tait made an announcement:
“We are not going to do deals that hurt the long-term viability of our domestic industry.”
CBC thinks that the deal with Netflix is majorly one-sided. It thinks that it is only Netflix who are getting benefits from this deal while the local industry suffers. After this announcement, if Workin Moms or Schitt’s Creek is taken off from Netflix Canada’s list, it wouldn’t be a surprise.
Just last year, Netflix announced that it would invest $500 million into Canadian productions. Although the company fulfilled and surpassed its promise, the Canadian production companies have failed to see benefits.
CBC and Netflix have co-produced shows several times. So, what does the future hold for shows like Alias Grace, Schitt’s Creek, Anne With An E, Workin Moms, and Kims Convenience? CBC has yet to announce this, we can only speculate for now.
CEO Tait said that Netflix’s priority is to maximize its revenues using its global audience. However, CBC aims to maximizing the health and well-being of Canadian creators:
We’re looking very carefully at what is good for the ecosystem