Netflix now available on LG U+ set-top boxes in South Korea

Netflix is set to launch on IPTV set-top boxes in South Korea for the first time after the SVOD giant stuck a deal with local telecoms operator LG U+. The deal will give viewers access to Netflix on the U+tv set-top box from November 16, with LG U+ customers able to access the service through […]

Netflix ‘on course’ to pass 10 million subscribers in UK

Netflix is on course to pass the 10 million-subscriber mark in the UK by the end of this year, according to research by MTM. According to MTM, some 1.1 million consumers intend to subscribe to the service by the end of this year, taking the service’s total past the 10 million subscriber mark. MTM says […]

Germany set to ‘displace UK’ as leading European SVOD market

Germany is set to surpass the UK as Europe’s strongest video-on-demand market following strong growth by Netflix and Amazon, according to an analysis by Ampere Analysis and video-on-demand service Cirkus. According to the analysis, Netflix gained about 400,000 new subscribers in Germany from the end of the second quarter and Amazon Prime gained nearly 700,000. Compared […]

Netflix’s Asian growth

Netflix this week reported strong growth across all markets, including Asia, and announced localisation efforts in Indonesia, in the latest sign that the continent holds a key part in its future growth ambitions. From this week, Netflix in Indonesia comes with a localised Bahasa Indonesia user interface and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles for many of Netflix’s popular English-language titles […]

Netflix reports record Q3 customer sign-ups

Netflix added a record number of new members in the third quarter, out-performing its own forecast thanks to strong growth across all its markets including Asia. The SVOD giant added 7.0 million members in the quarter, higher than its estimate of 5.0 million, taking its total user-base to 137 million, including users that are signed […]

Netflix to open new US production hub in New Mexico

Netflix is to open a major US production hub in the southwestern state of New Mexico. The streaming giant is in final negotiations to buy ABQ Studios, which is located in Albuquerque’s Mesa Del Sol community, and plans to invest $1bn into production in the state over the next 10 years. The studio – which […]

Report: Netflix makes push into ‘interactive TV’

Netflix is set to allow users to choose how a TV episode or movie will end as it pushes further into interactive TV, according to a Bloomberg report. The first project to take part in the initiative will be Black Mirror, which is due to launch an interactive episode at the end of the year. Netflix animated […]

Netflix opens Paris office, agrees 2% tax on revenues

Netflix has opened a fully staffed Paris office, while agreeing to a 2% tax on annual revenues in France. The French office – which follows bases in Amsterdam and London – will have around 20 staff who will be a mix of new hires and employees relocating from Amsterdam, where the streaming giant opened shop […]

YouGov: Netflix the most liked brand among millennials

Netflix was the most positively talked about brand among UK millennials for the second year in a row, according to new research by YouGov. The subscription video-on-demand service ranked higher than second-place Spotify, third-place Primark, fourth-place Apple and fifth-place Facebook, in a top-10 that was dominated by tech firms. In total, 77% of the 18-34 […]

Netflix starts to experiment with HDR-enhanced UI

Netflix has started to introduce “experimental HDR images” to the Netflix app on games consoles in a bid to enhance its user interface. The high dynamic range images will be available to Netflix subscribers using the app on an HDR enabled PS4 Pro, Xbox One S or X console, via an HDR-capable TV. “Netflix has […]