If it brings in more subscribers or increase the streaming time of existing subscribers, Netflix doesn’t mind streaming content from other providers. That is exactly what the latest news suggests.
Come March 23, Netflix will stream HBO’s documentary miniseries The Defiant Ones, outside the US and Canada. It is a four-episode series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine (Apple Music Chief and founder of Interscope Records, born in Brooklyn) and Dr. Dre (Music producer and rap artist, born in Compton). Featuring interviews with the men themselves and the artists they influenced, the series tracks their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
The Grammy Award winning series is directed by Allen Hughes, who conducted extensive interviews with both men. The show also includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am. The Defiant Ones also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others.
The Defiant Ones, written by Allen Hughes, Lasse Jarvi and Doug Pray, is a Silverback 5150 Pictures Production in association with Alcon Television Group. Executive producers are Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo and Gene Kirkwood with Sarah Anthony, Steven Williams and Fritzi Horstman producing.