Netflix effectively changed the way people consume television shows when it debuted its binge model, releasing an entire season of a show at a time. With the arrival of Disney+ just a couple of months away, it looks like the streaming service may be borrowing a page out of Disney’s strategy.
Disney+ will not be deploying the binge model for its shows like Star Wars: The Mandalorian, or the plethora of Marvel series it has lined up. Instead, Disney will release new episodes on a week-to-week basis, much like ye olde television networks. Now, it appears Netflix is leaning on the weekly release model for at least some of its shows.
Netflix is experimenting with a weekly release schedule for some upcoming releases
• 'The Great British Baking Show' (Collection 7) – 1 episode each week
• 'Rhythm & Flow' – Drops group of episodes each week starting Oct. 9
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ComicBook.com reports that the new season of The Great British Baking Show is the first Netflix original series to get the weekly release treatment. Additionally, Rhythm & Flow, a music competition series will also see episodes released in groups on a weekly basis.
Yay or nay for Netflix experimenting with a weekly release model?