This chart shows the staggering amount of money Netflix spends on content compared to its rivals

It’s no secret that Netflix believes that ramping up the production of original shows and movies is the key to its success, especially internationally. And they aren’t cheap to produce.

Netflix has said it will spend $5 billion on content this year, and release a whopping 31 scripted shows. That’s instantly recognizable as a huge chunk of money, but sometimes it’s also worthwhile to have a reminder of just how much more Netflix spends than its competitors.

A recent analyst note from Morgan Stanley put things into perspective. Here is how much Netflix spends on content compared to its rivals (according to Morgan Stanley):

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Morgan Stanley

And here’s a look at how many original shows Netflix currently has. The numbers are as of mid-April:

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Morgan Stanley