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“Back Stabber” is the newest series being independently produced for the online streaming platform. Though Netflix produced series have had tremendous success in the past, producers of the new show have recently been looking into taking the series to network TV stations, saying “Netflix series don’t receive the attention for potential profit from sponsors as network TV shows do, and being an independently produced show, Netflix is not funding any part of the production. Therefor, in order to keep the potential of creating the series correctly, we will be forced to move the series if funding doesn’t become available.”
Already reaching out to Karey Burke and Simran S. Sethi, the VP’s of programing at ABC Family, as well as Lauren Dolgen and Mina Lefevre the VP’s at Viacom and MTV, the shows producers are ready to make a switch if offered the chance, saying “The series would fit perfectly on MTV or ABC Family, and if we get the chance to meet with them and decide to make the switch, it would drastically improve our chances of finding sponsors for the remainder of the series.”
Though Back Stabber has already partnered with Dell Computers, and other major brands are in negotiation, the show is lacking sponsorship needed to complete the final production. As an independently produced show for Netflix, the producers receive a pay-per-stream royalty fee, saying “Because Netflix isn’t just buying out the show, there is a lot of opportunity for investors to make their money back, which is information that is over looked by potential sponsors. And being paid per stream, the amount of money that will be made from the show is much higher than on network TV, so it’ll be unfortunate if we have to move it from Netflix.”
Back Stabber was set to premiere in early 2016, but with the producer’s recent decision to seek other distribution routes to help fund the remainder of the series, the new release date is yet to be released.
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