Netflix facing scrutiny in Russia over accusations of violating controversial ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russia is investigating a complaint levied against Netflix that accuses the streamer of violated the country’s strict ‘gay propaganda’ law. Commissioner Olga Baranets has complained to the Interior Ministry that the streaming company is in breach of a widely criticised law which prohibits the publication “propaganda on non-traditional sexual relations” to Russians under the age […]

Netflix Hub launches on Spotify

Netflix has partnered with Spotify to create a dedicated ‘Netflix Hub’ on the music streaming platform. In a joint statement, the companies said that the hub will provide a single destination for official soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts related to Netflix shows, along with exclusive Spotify content.  The first noteworthy launch for this hub is an […]

BT bundles Netflix into revamped TV packages

UK pay TV service BT TV today has revamped its TV packages, with Netflix now bundled into its Entertainment, Big Entertainment and VIP plans. The addition of Netflix means that BT TV customers will be able to access the service along with other entertainment content with just one monthly payment. BT said TV customers can […]

Astro TV integrates Netflix

Malaysian telco Astro has announced the integration of Netflix into its Astro TV set-top box.  The app joins a growing portfolio of streaming service available on Astro including Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI and TVBAnywhere+. To complement the launch, Astro has also launched a number of new packages. These include the Primary pack, Entertainment, Sports, […]

Netflix Games comes to iOS

Netflix has launched its games app on iOS devices. Netflix Games first launched on Android devices earlier this month. It provides access to five launch games including Stranger Things: 1984, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Shooting Hoops, Teeter (Up), and Card Blast. The company has also said that Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, […]

Netflix reveals first slate of videogames

Netflix has unveiled the first offerings from its new games division, themed around some of its hit shows such as Stranger Things. The streamer’s push into gaming emerged earlier this year, since when Netflix has hired EA and Facebook alum Mike Verdu to spearhead its push. Most recently, it acquired Night School Studio, an indie game development […]

Netflix trans employees and allies stage walkout

Around 100 people have held a protest outside Netflix’s LA headquarters as the backlash mounts to Dave Chapelle’s comedy special The Closer, which has been blasted as transphobic. Netflix staff, joined by transgender rights activists, staged the walkout outside the streamer’s Sunset Boulevard offices yesterday, with demonstrators calling on the SVOD giant to support more transgender […]

Squid Game sets Netflix to better-than-expected Q3

The phenomenal success of Korean thriller series Squid Game helped Netflix to beat forecasts for Q3. The company recovered from two consecutive underwhelming quarters to add 4.38 million paid subscribers for a total of 213.6 million worldwide. This surpassed internal projections of 3.5 million additions, with almost half of the new adds coming from APAC. […]

Squid Game worth US$900 million to Netflix

Netflix’s original Korean series Squid Game has been estimated to be worth around US$900 million. The thriller series has taken the world by storm, and quickly overtook Bridgerton to become Netflix’s most-watched original series. A report from Bloomberg notes that 132 million accounts had watched at least two minutes of the show in its first […]