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 […]

Canal+ Polska integrates Netflix into packages

Canal+ Polska has teamed up with Netflix to offer the latter’s films and series, along with Canal+ content, in a single package. Customers of the Polish pay TV operator that take advantage of the combined offer will be able to receive additional access to Netflix for up to 12 months as a gift. Canal+ is […]

Ampere: Netflix pay TV partnerships reach 300 million subs

Over 300 million pay TV homes worldwide now have the opportunity to subscribe to Netflix through their set-top boxes after the SVOD leader added 15 new partners this year, according to statistics compiled by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, Netflix has struck over 100 significant partnership deals with pay TV operators to date, giving the […]

Free adds Netflix to Freebox Mini 4K

French service provider Free has made Netflix available as an option for direct viewing on the TV on its Freebox Mini 4K set-tops, extending the line-up of devices on which the SVOD service is available via the operator.  From now on, subscribers with a Mini 4K box can directly access Netflix content via they box. […]

Netflix ramps up Korean content; signs breakthrough deal with Aardman

SVOD streaming platform Netflix has unveiled a three-year production and distribution agreement with leading South Korean producer/broadcaster CJ ENM. Under the terms of the deal, CJ ENM-owned Studio Dragon will produce original series that Netflix will offer to its subscribers around the world. The new deal extends a partnership between the two which has already […]

Netflix signs multi-year deal with Nickelodeon

Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on the […]

Ovum: FAANG will continue to dominate streaming despite new launches

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google – the group of tech giants collectively known as FAANG – will continue to dominate the streaming video world despite the launch of multiple new services by US studios, according to an analysis by research outfit Ovum. According to Ovum’s World Information Series-Service provider service, the FAANG five are […]

Netflix to stop supporting older Samsung devices in December

Netflix is dropping support for some Samsung devices in December, including certain smart TVs. Announcing the news on its website, Samsung has warned users that support for some Smart TV apps will end on December 1. The post says that many older TVs are not equipped with the technical capability to present Netflix’s latest more […]

Netflix makes first foray into scripted podcasts

Netflix has announced its latest creative move: scripted fictional podcasts. The first to be announced is The Only Podcast Left, which serves as a fictional companion piece to new teen zombie comedy show Daybreak. Taking place in the same universe as the show, the podcast will be about a group of apocalypse-dwelling teens who make a […]

Netflix comments on speed control test controversy

Netflix has defended its player control tests, saying that the company has “no plans to roll any of these tests out in the short term.” It was earlier reported that Netflix had been testing variable playback speeds with certain users of its Android app, a move which has proved to be controversial with many critics.  […]