Mediapro’s Téléfoot set for partnership with Netflix

Mediapro’s forthcoming premium French football channel Téléfoot is set to strike a partnership with Netflix that will see both services offered to subscribers for €30, according to a report by French sports paper L’Équipe. A deal with Netflix to offer the services as a joint bundle would represent a saving to consumers. Mediapro chief Jaume […]

Netflix denies Turkish shut-down reports over gay character cancellation

Netflix has rebuffed reports that it will be closing down its service in Turkey, after production on one of its upcoming local dramas – which featured a gay character – was cancelled because of government interference. If Only was ordered in March and had been due to start filming last week, with local production giant Ay Yapim and […]

Netflix adds support for Google Nest Hub smart display devices

Netflix has added support for Google’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart display devices. The move will come as a blow to Amazon, which lacks support for the streamer on its equivalent Echo Show devices. It also comes as something of an about face from Netflix. The streaming behemoth had recently said that it […]

Netflix promotes Sarandos to co-CEO, adds 10 million subs

Netflix’s share price has plummeted by 10% after the streamer warned that its rapid subscriber growth during the Covid-19 pandemic will slow sharply, and revealed that content chief Ted Sarandos will be co-CEO alongside Reed Hastings. The nosedive in after-hours trading followed the release of the streamer’s Q2 results, which revealed it had added 10.1 […]

Apple to add 4K Netflix support to Macs

In what will surely be a welcome update to Mac users, Netflix may finally stream in 4K UHD on Apple computers with the upcoming Big Sur operating system. Despite boasting ultra high resolution displays, Netflix users have not been able to take advantage of the hardware to stream their favourite shows and movies in UHD […]

YouTube’s flagship show is jumping ship to Netflix

Scripted martial arts drama Cobra Kai has moved to Netflix after the show was revealed to be leaving YouTube Premium last month. With YouTube no longer airing scripted content, after moving from an SVOD to AVOD service, the Sony Pictures TV-produced spin-off from The Karate Kid film franchise will premiere its upcoming third season on […]

MultiChoice to integrate Netflix and Amazon, launch DStv streaming product

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has agreed to add Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering and has posted solid year end results. MultiChoice said in its results presentation that it had agreed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate their services into its Explora decoder. The pay TV operator has also […]

Millions watch The Last Dance outside US as Jordan doc goes viral

Netflix has revealed that The Last Dance, the docuseries co-produced with Disney’s ESPN, has been watched by almost 25 million non-US viewers. The streamer, which normally is coy with its viewing figures, said that the ten-episode documentary about Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls, has been watched by 23.8 million users outside of the […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix makes near clean sweep in Ukraine originals chart

Perennial favourite Stranger Things sits atop a new look version of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending May 17 in Ukraine. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and […]

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