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Taking on TV: how Netflix is becoming an original programming powerhouse

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Back in 2011, Netflix took its first steps into a life beyond simply distributing content — it announced two original TV series, Lilyhammer and House of Cards, that would be exclusive to Netflix streaming subscribers. Since then, Netflix has announced a number of other shows (like the revival of Arrested Development) and creative partners (like the creators of The Matrix) as the company has tried to, in the words of chief content officer Ted Sarandos, "become HBO faster than HBO can become us." Keep up with the company's push into original programming and all the creative and financial ramifications right here.