Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming apps confirmed for PS5 launch

Sony has confirmed that Netflix, Disney+ and a number of other streaming services will be available on the upcoming PlayStation 5 games console when it launches next month. In a blog post, the company said that the PS5 will have a wide range of streaming apps on the console which will serve as many users’ […]

Ratched is Netflix’s biggest original TV success story of 2020

Ryan Murphy’s latest Netflix original series Ratched has broken a record for the streamer. Netflix’s official Twitter account posted that the series, which serves as an origin story of the One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest villain, was watched by 48 million users globally in its first 28 days available. This, Netflix said, makes Ratched […]

Netflix’s head of comedy Jane Wiseman to depart as streamer continues restructure

Netflix’s restructuring of its senior content team has continued with the exit of its VP of originals Jane Wiseman, after seven years with the streamer. Wiseman landed at Netflix from Chernin Entertainment in 2013 and had overseen the streamer’s comedy output as well as numerous other series. Prior to Chernin, she had worked as SVP of development […]

Amazon sees majority of UK sign-ups in Q3, but Netflix continues to dominate

Amazon Prime saw the greatest uptick in UK subscriptions during Q3, but Netflix is still dominating viewing figures. According to Kantar’s Entertainment On Demand report, Amazon Prime attracted 51% of all UK SVOD sign-ups in the three months to September. By contrast, in this time Disney+ attracted 15.4% of all sign-ups, Netflix 12.3% and Now […]

Netflix ditches free trial model

Netflix has removed its free trial option in what could become a trend for the industry. Initially spotted in the US, it would appear that the option has also been removed in other countries including the UK and India. While free trials have been an industry standard for years – Netflix has historically given users […]

Netflix not breaking into China “any time soon”, says co-CEO Sarandos

Netflix has not “meaningfully” invested in trying to break into the Chinese market “in the last couple of years”, and it’s not likely to happen “any time really soon” says the streaming giant’s co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Speaking about Netflix’s current strategy in a MIPCOM Online+ session, Sarandos said that: “I think the local […]

Pluto picks up Netflix original Narcos in US first

In a US-first, a Netflix original will be available on an alternative, free streaming platform. ViacomCBS has announced a licencing deal that will see all five seasons of hit crime series Narcos available to stream from October 20 on its AVOD platform Pluto TV in the US. There is a catch though – the show […]

Sky Q adds HDR for Netflix

Sky Q subscribers will now be able to watch Netflix in HDR, the operator has announced. The Comcast-owned operator said that HDR has been added for Netflix, building on pre-existing support for the superior visual format for Disney+ and select Sky content. Now viewers are able to watch a wide range of Netflix shows and […]

Facebook adds Netflix support for Portal TV

Portal TV, the video chat-oriented set-top box from Facebook, has added support for Netflix.  Unlike seemingly equivalent streaming devices like Google Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire sticks, Portal was first launched in 2018 as a smart screen device to rival the Amazon Echo Show and Google Home Hub (now Google Nest Hub). The product line came […]