Cable cutters rejoice. Non-traditional media consumers share a victory with Netflix this summer as the streaming video service earns 14 Emmy nominations this year for its original content.
With “Arrested Development’s” reboot in May and “House of Cards’” debut early this year, in addition to its other shows, Netflix has been focused on pushing out original content for the service.
Last week, Netflix received 14 Emmy nominations, for its shows, “Arrested Development,” “House of Cards” and “Hemlock Grove.”
The nominations are a historic achievement for web content producers. As services like Netflix and Amazon strive to create content that competes with traditional media, more and more cable cutters will continue to look to the services for entertainment. Critically acclaimed programming will only help to change the way that media is consumed.
Additionally, the nominations set an important precedent that content published online is a legitimate and equal experience to its traditional counterpart.
“In a way, it solidifies that television is television, no matter what pipe brings it to the screen,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in an interview with the New York Times.
“House of Cards,” a political drama starring Kevin Spacey was nominated for nine awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. “Arrested Development” and “Hemlock Grove” were nominated for three and two awards respectively.
Additionally, Netflix has other new programming, such as “Orange is the New Black,” the service’s fifth original content series, which premiered earlier this month.
Based on the success of “House of Cards” and “Arrested Development,” it is likely that users can expect to get more original programming from Netflix in the future.
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