Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in Tokyo on Sept. 1, 2015.
November 4, 2015 11:32 AM EST

As Netflix continues to expand its original content offerings, the company’s CEO has offered some clues about what you won’t ever see on the streaming service.

“You don’t want to invest in things that are dying,” Reed Hastings said Tuesday at the New York Times‘ DealBook conference. So while the company plans to spend $5 billion on original context next year, Hastings doesn’t imagine Netflix will ever produce its own nightly newscasts or live sports events.

Instead, he’d like to see content such as original Bollywood and anime series, in addition to Netflix’s slate of original drama and comedy series (like House of Cards and Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, available Friday).

“There’s a lot more food than ever before,” Hastings said. “We have a lot of choice, but if you do great content, you’ll find great viewers.”


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