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Streaming Networks Boost Amount of Original Scripted Content

An eMarketer report shows that the number of original scripted TV shows has doubled in the past seven years, thanks in large part to streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Writes [a]listdaily, “FX Networks managed to conduct a look at the progression of said programming over the years, showing that basic cable has seen a significant jump, from 66 shows in 2009 to 181 in 2015. That’s huge compared to broadcast, which merely jumped from 122 to 147 in that same time frame. Of course, streaming services have shown the biggest jump, from just two in 2009 all the way to 44 for this past year. Pay cable also saw an increase, from 21 to 37. Overall, that brings the count from 211 to 409.”