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Netflix: New Sky deal; French focus; Gibhli get; Royal interest

Netflix has announced an extended multi-year agreement with Sky in the UK.  The streamer initially signed a distribution deal with Sky in 2018 to bring its app to the Sky Q platform. In a release, Sky said this new deal will expand upon the initial agreement, and give customers the option to take up Netflix’s […]

Netflix raises Belgian subscription prices

Netflix has announced a price increase for Belgium. According to Le Soir, the ubiquitous streamer will raise the price of its standard and premium subscriptions by €1 and €2 to €11.99 and €15.99 per month respectively. The company will keep the basic subscription at €7.99 per month, a price which has not been raised since […]

Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ comedy ban overturned in Brazil

The Brazilian Supreme Court has overruled a Rio de Janeiro judge who ordered Netflix to take down The First Temptation of Christ – a controversial comedy that depicts Jesus as gay. The Brazilian Christmas special sparked outrage in the largely conservatively Christian nation, with more than two million people signing a petition calling for its […]

The Crown misses Netflix’s 2019 UK top 10

Big-budget drama series The Crown did not make it into Netflix’s top 10 most viewed releases of 2019 in the UK. The streamer has revealed the top 10 most-viewed shows for a range of countries, with the US$15 million-per episode The Crown’s omission most noteworthy in the UK, despite being nominated for a number of […]

Klaus proves hit for Netflix

Klaus, the first animated original movie from Netflix, has proved a hit according to the streamer. Netflix, which is normally coy on viewer numbers, said that the family film was streamed by 30 million households in its first month. This, Netflix said, makes it one of its most streamed originals. Earlier this year, the streamer […]

Asia biggest growth market for Netflix since 2017

Netflix’s Asia business has been its biggest area of growth after the past three years.  Ahead of its Q4 results, the company has filed its 8-K that revealed details on Netflix’s regional businesses. The company will also disclose revenue and membership by region for the first time in this set of results. Though the Asia-Pacific […]

Netflix increases Indian focus with three dramas from Viacom18 Studios

Netflix has partnered with Tipping Point, the digital content unit of Viacom18 Studios, to produce three new series in India. Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayegacentres on the conflicts that emerge after a small town is named as India’s phishing capital; Sheis about an undercover cop who discovers her sexuality and breaks stereotypes while taking on […]

Netflix could lose 4 million US subscribers in 2020, says analyst

  Netflix’s strategy of “leveraging its balance sheet to pay for content” is “a recipe for disaster”, an industry analyst has said. The comments from Joule Financial’s chief investment officer Quint Tatro were made to CNBC after Needham analyst Laura Martin predicted that Netflix risks losing 4 million US subscribers in 2020. With Disney+, Apple […]

Netflix plans big boost to content spend in India

Netflix is on track to spend INR30 billion (€380 million) on producing and licensing content for the Indian market over the coming year, according to the streaming giant’s CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings, speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in the Indian capital, said that viewers in India would be able to see “a lot of […]

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