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Netflix blames technical bug for live ‘Love Is Blind’ snafu

A participant stands behind a door, hiding her id, on Netflix’s “Love is Blind” actuality courting present.

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Netflix Co-Chief Government Officer Greg Peters blamed a technical “bug” for why the corporate needed to delay its “Love Is Blind” reunion particular.

The fact TV particular, initially set to run stay at 8 p.m. ET Sunday night time, finally confirmed up on Netflix as a taped particular on Monday.

“We’re actually sorry to have disillusioned so many individuals,” Peters mentioned in the course of the firm’s first-quarter earnings convention name Tuesday. “We did not meet the usual that we anticipate from ourselves to serve our members.”

Peters defined Netflix had by chance launched a bug in an try to enhance stay broadcasting after airing a Chris Rock comedy particular, “Selective Outrage,” final month. Netflix did not discover the technical error in inside testing as a result of the bug solely confirmed itself below the pressure of thousands and thousands of simultaneous livestreams from its subscribers, he mentioned.

“From a technical perspective, we have got the infrastructure,” Peters mentioned. “We hate it when this stuff, however we’ll be taught from it and we’ll get higher. We do have the basic infrastructure that we want.”

About 6.5 million viewers finally watched the “Love Is Blind” particular on Netflix, Peters added.

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos mentioned there might be extra stay specials for in style actuality TV.

“A reunion present that is going to generate information and buzz, it actually does play higher stay,” Sarandos mentioned. “We’re tremendous disillusioned to not be capable of come throughout with the stay product for everybody who wished it on the ‘Love is Blind’ reunion, however we’re tremendous thrilled individuals love the present. A few of these outcomes oriented exhibits do play slightly higher stay.”

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