For many, the Netflix library is like having access to a few of their favorite shows, that can easily be turned on or off at any time, put on in the background while “working,” help you fall asleep, etc.
But as of late, Netflix has been losing title after title, and December is going to see one of the most popular shows disappear, with What’s on Netflix reporting that ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ leaving.
While Netflix doesn’t release any ratings data, it’s obvious based on our research that IASIP is one of the most popular “rerun” shows on the streaming service. It has been a mainstay for years, and our sources within the company have even expressed their own disappointment that the series is being removed.
Of course this is also just another big example of how Netflix doesn’t have much control over its content library when it comes to third party titles. This is exactly why Netflix hopes to continually be growing their own original content library, relying less on other rights’ holders, who a few years ago have caught wind that streaming rights are extremely valuable.
Hulu, on the other hand, has focused heavily on growing their content library, which makes sense for them, being partially owned by ABC, NBC and FOX. This relationship gives the streaming service access to a lot of content that was once on Netflix.