Netflix to edit Squid Game after Korean woman gets inundated with messages and calls

Netflix has said that it will edit scenes from its wildly popular Korean series Squid Game after a phone number which appeared as a prominent plot point was actually found to be linked to a real citizen’s account. The South Korean woman, identified by local broadcaster SBS in an interview as Kim Gil-young, said that […]

Netflix sued by SK Broadband over data usage following Squid Game surge

Netflix is facing a lawsuit from South Korean ISP SK Broadband over a surge in traffic. SK Broadband has sued Netflix to pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work, with titles Squid Game and D.P. cited as a significant reason for the uptick in usage. Squid Game in particular has proved to […]

Netflix is not playing games

Netflix was not messing around when it said that it was making a move into video games. Following on from the hire of former Facebook and EA exec Mike Verdu earlier this year, Netflix has acquired its very first video game studio to spearhead its movement into the space. Fittingly the acquired game developer – […]

Netflix acquires first video game studio

Netflix has acquired its first video game studio as it continues to make advances into the space. The company has picked up Night School Studio, an indie game development firm behind 2019’s Afterparty and the celebrated 2016 mystery title Oxenfree, which currently has a sequel in the works. The studio previously worked on a now-canceled […]

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 […]