Netflix co-CEO provides rare glimpse at viewing data

Netflix has shared a significant amount of data on the popularity of its original titles. The streaming company typically plays coy on viewing data, but at the Code Conference co-CEO Ted Sarandos revealed how many accounts viewed its top 10 series and movies within their first 28 days of release.  For TV, Bridgerton tops the […]

La Casa de Papel tops Parrot’s in-demand list for France

Global Spanish-language phenomenon La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) led the top 10 in-demand originals in France in the week from September 12-18, according to the latest data from Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

Netflix launches first games as part of subscription

Netflix has launched its first foray into self-developed video games integrated into its mobile app. Initially available in Poland on Android devices, the streaming giant has launched two titles based around its popular Stranger Things series. Rather than being streamed to the device, the games are downloaded on the Google Play store via the Netflix […]

Former Netflix employees charged with insider trading

Three former Netflix engineers have been charged with insider trading by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the body, the three former employees generated over US$3 million in profit by trading on nonpublic information around the streaming service’s subscriber growth. A federal court in Seattle, WA, has charged the three with violating […]

Netflix on course for slowest growth since DVD rental era

Netflix is set for its slowest quarterly growth in a decade. According to The Guardian, the streamer will announce an addition of one million new subscribers. This is a far cry from Q2 2020, when the company added 10.1 million subscribers during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Netflix added some 37 million subscribers during […]

How big are Netflix’s videogame ambitions?

There was perhaps a touch of the inevitable when it was announced that Netflix had officially hired a videogames industry expert to lead its foray into the space. Ever since it published the interactive movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, both the videogame and TV industry has speculated on when, not if, it will dive deeper into […]

Netflix hires former Facebook and EA exec to lead videogame push

Netflix has confirmed reports that it is eyeing a move into videogames with the hire of former Facebook and EA exec Mike Verdu. The company has appointed Verdu, who most recently worked at Facebook, as its VP of game development to report into COO Greg Peters. Reports emerged earlier this year that Netflix was “excited […]

Netflix takes down Pine Gap in Vietnam following complaint from authorities

Netflix has complied with Vietnamese authorities’ demand to remove Australian spy drama Pine Gap from the streamer’s offering in the country. The streamer raised eyebrows in the Southeast Asian country over its depiction of Chinese claims in the South China Sea. The map features briefly in two episodes. The map features the controversial ‘nine-dash line’ […]

Astro pens distribution deal with Netflix

Malaysian pay TV operator Astro has announced a distribution deal with Netflix.  The deal will give Astro customers access to Netflix on their connected Ultra Boxes, with plans to launch on connected Ulti Boxes in the coming months.  Astro said that Netflix will be integrated into the Astro platform, but has not revealed the extent […]

Streamers to allocate 20-25% to content creation under new French rules

Streamers such as Netflix, Amazon and Disney+ will be forced to allocate between 20-25% of their revenues to support European and French content creation under plans being drawn up by French legislators. According to the decree published in the Journal Officiel of the French government yesterday, on-demand service providers must devote 25% of their annual […]