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Netflix CFO to step down

Netflix’s chief financial officer David Wells is to step down after helping the company choose his successor. Wells, who joined Netflix in 2004 and has served as CFO since 2010, will stay until a successor takes the role for a smooth transition. The search for a new candidate will include both internal and external applicants. […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix Spanish content rises in originals list for Spain

Netflix’s Spanish-language originals featured prominently in Parrot Analytics list of the most ‘in demand’ digital originals in Spain for the week ending August 12. 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 […]

Obamas make first hire for Netflix production outfit

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have made the first hire for Higher Ground Productions, the entity through which they will produce content for Netflix. Priya Swaminathan, a veteran entertainment executive, will work closely with the duo on new Hollywood projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is not yet clear […]

Parrot Analytics: Orange is the New Black tops UK in-demand list

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black topped Parrot Analytics’ list of the top 10 most ‘in-demand’ digital originals in the UK market for the week ending July 29. 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 […]

‘Netflix Calibrated Mode’ introduced on Sony TVs

Netflix and Sony have partnered on Netflix Calibrated Mode, a new feature for select Sony Bravia TVs that is designed to ensure “cinematic fidelity” when viewers watch the SVOD service. Developed by Sony picture quality engineers in collaboration with Netflix colour scientists, Netflix Calibrated Mode is designed to deliver picture quality similar to that of […]

Netflix to create European production hub in Spain

Netflix is establishing its first European production hub in Spain, after the streamer revealed that it would focus on originals in the region earlier this year. The hub, located in Ciudad de la Tele (TV City) in Tres Cantors, Madrid, will be a central facility for Netflix’s growing slate of Spanish-language original content over the […]

Netflix’s summertime blues

Some of the shine came off Netflix this week, with the streaming giant’s subscriber growth falling a million short of expectations. Netflix’s addition of 5.2 million new members in Q2 led to an immediate dip in its share price. The SVOD company has also forecast a year-on-year decline in net additions for the quarter to […]

Netflix revamps TV interface

Netflix has unveiled a new design for its service on TV that is will start to roll out to subscribers globally this week. The subscription video-on-demand giant said that the new interface is designed to make it easier to find titles on TVs using just a few buttons on a remote control. Stephen Garcia, Netflix’s […]

Netflix to adapt Midnight’s Children

Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children will be the next high profile literary series adapted by Netflix. Midnight’s Children, which tells the story of India’s birth as a nation through the eyes of a boy born on the stroke of midnight on independence day in 1947, will form the basis for a series set to appear […]

Streaming services overtake UK pay TV as viewing revolution gathers pace

Subscriptions to OTT TV services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV have overtaken traditional pay TV services in the UK, according to figures compiled by media and telecom regulator Ofcom. According to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report, which covers major trends in UK television, pay TV revenues also declined last year after a period […]

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