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Netflix shares drop as post-COVID subs growth slows to among lowest on record

Netflix’s global subscriber growth stalled dramatically in the first quarter of 2021, prompting a sell-off from investors that saw its share price plummet by almost 10%. The Queen’s Gambit streamer had enjoyed rampant growth during 2020 but in its Q1 results yesterday, Netflix revealed it had only added 3.98 million net new paid subscribers, down from […]

Parrot Analytics: Disney domination

Disney+ has a strong grip over viewers in Italy with its trio of big-budget live action series taking the top three spots  of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in France for the week ending April 18 in Italy. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application […]

Characters front-and-centre in Netflix Kids redesign

Netflix has revealed an overhaul to its Kids profiles. By contrast to the old Kids profiles (which were effectively just content-restricted versions of the normal adult profiles) the complete redesign follows the lead of other streaming services like Disney+ in putting a greater focus on characters and recognisable imagery from the shows. Upon launching Netflix […]

Netflix & Amazon should share viewing data & BBC licence fee should remain, say UK lawmakers

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon should be legally required to provide viewing data for British-made shows to UK broadcasters and the country’s media regulator Ofcom, according to a group of UK lawmakers. The British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMSC), has said that UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 […]

Parrot Analytics: all eyes on WandaVision in France

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has ended its first season with a bang at the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in France for the week ending March 21 in France. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand […]

Indian government agency calls police on Netflix’s Bombay Begums

A government agency in India which represents child rights has called on police in the country to investigate a new Netflix show. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) alleges that the Netflix series Bombay Begums, a series released last week about five women from various walks of life in the titular city, […]

Netflix testing feature to curb password sharing

Netflix is testing a new feature aimed at cracking down on password sharing. The practice of subscribers sharing their passwords with friends and family members has been one of the biggest concerns in the streaming age, and one which Netflix is looking to curb. The company has confirmed that it is testing a feature which […]

Parrot Analytics: Switzerland set on WandaVision

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has dominated the zeitgeist of TV since its debut in January, and is the clear favourite in Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in Switzerland for the week ending February 21. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to […]

Disney+ set to surpass Netflix subscribers by 2026

A new report has made the bold prediction that Disney+ will surpass Netflix for global subscribers within five years. New figures from Digital TV Research put Disney+ ahead of Netflix by 2026, with a global total of 294 million to Netflix’s 286 million.  The report comes after Disney revealed that it ended Q1 2021 with […]

Japan latest to see Netflix price increase

Netflix announced a price hike for customers in Japan. On Thursday, the streaming giant said that it would increase the price of its standard two-stream subscription to 1,490 yen (€11.78), an increase of 170 yen (€1.34) per month. The basic plan, which restricts viewing to one screen and in SD, has increased from 880 yen […]

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