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Documentaries become fastest-growing streaming genre

6 April, 2021

It appears documentary series are becoming a new way for many of us to escape at this point in the pandemic. New data released by Parrot Analytics shows documentaries became the fastest-growing genre on streaming platforms in 2020 – and this year, that trend is continuing to climb.

“I think because people aren’t able to go out and experience these, we’re all kind of living vicariously through our streaming services. As evidenced by things like, ‘My Octopus Teacher’, which was on Netflix and made a huge splash — because I think everyone was missing travel and swimming and exploring,” said Nate Luebbe, a documentary filmmaker originally from Evergreen, Colorado.

The data from Parrot Analytics looked at insights and views from several streaming platforms and found between January of 2018 and March of 2021, the number of documentary series soared by 63%, while demand for them skyrocketed by 142%.

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