Netflix launched online live interview show Chelsea


US OTT Netflix launched the production of its first live content with the premiere of online interview show Chelsea, which will be broadcasted in 190 countries on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Hosted by renowned American comedian Chelsea Handler, the show is still defining its format but will feature interviews on controversial current issues in a humorous tone, without the shackles of self-censorship typical of traditional TV content.


Each edition is released at midnight (US west coast time) and will remain available for viewing on Video On Demand (VOD) mode just like the rest of the contents in the series and movies catalog on Netflix.


This is the first approach to live productions and in a non-fiction show format, something that was anticipated by the company’s CEO, Reed Hastings, in a press conference a few months ago when he announced they were thinking of venturing into news and the chance to compete with production studios like Vice.