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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 […]

Netflix fires trans employee walkout organiser

Netflix has fired an employee that was planning a mass walkout, escalating internal tensions at the streamer. The trans employee research group (ERG) last week announced plans to stage a walkout after a senior software engineer – who had criticised the anti-trans rhetoric in Dave Chapelle’s latest comedy special The Closer – was temporarily suspended […]

Netflix’s core user base is getting older

Netflix’s core base of users is beginning to shift away from young people. Younger consumers have typically been the ones driving the streaming revolution, however, new stats from research house Ampere shows that 24 – 44-year-olds are now more likely to be Netflix subscribers than their 18-24 year-old peers for the first time. Usage of […]

Squid Game becomes Netflix’s biggest ever original series launch

Netflix’s Korean original series Squid Game has become its biggest ever launch, the streamer has revealed. Via its Netflix Geeked Twitter account, the company said that the survival thriller series was watched by 111 million global accounts in its first 17 days of availability.  The series was also the first Netflix original to surpass 100 […]

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 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 […]

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