Netflix settles ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ lawsuit over Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Netflix has settled a lawsuit over its Emmy-winning interactive movie Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. A US district court judge confirmed that Netflix had reached a settlement with the plaintiff that tried to get the movie removed. Despite the title, which is an offshoot of the Channel 4 originated series, seeing critical and commercial success, Netflix saw […]

Netflix UK content spend to reach US$1 billion in 2020

Netflix has upped its spend on UK productions to £750m ($1bn) this year as the company works to maintain its pipeline of shows despite the disruption caused by Covid-19. The streaming giant makes original shows including The Crown and The Witcher in the UK and has increased its budget by 50% on from the £500m […]

Netflix facing censorship calls in India over A Suitable Boy

Netflix is facing calls for censorship in India. The news comes a week after the Indian government announced that streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video would be placed under the regulatory supervision of the country’s ministry of information and broadcasting. On Sunday, an Indian state asked police to investigate the Netflix series A […]

Netflix launches StreamFest free weekend in India

In its latest attempts to attract users in India, Netflix will offer prospective users a free weekend at the beginning of December. The company, calling the weekend of December 5-6 ‘StreamFest, will allow non-subscribers access to its entire catalogue – ranging from acquired content to original series and movies. All users need to hand over […]

Parrot Analytics: Brits hooked on The Mandalorian

Disney+ series The Mandalorian appears to have recaptured the buzz of its first season upon its return, with the series being clear leader at the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in the UK for the week ending November 15. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based […]

New regulatory regime for streamers in India could herald clampdown

The Indian government is to place streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video under the regulatory supervision of the country’s ministry of information and broadcasting in a move that observers believe could presage a crackdown on content deemed unsuitable – or politically unacceptable – by the ruling Bharatiya Janata party. Video streaming platforms […]

Disney+ to be second-largest SVOD by 2025, with top five expected to hit 678 million subs

Disney+ is expected to reach almost 200 million subscribers by 2025 as part of continued growth across the top SVOD players. According to Digital TV Research, the big five US-based streamers – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and HBO Max – will have a collective total of 678 million subscribers by the mid-point […]

Google offers half price Netflix in new Chromecast bundle

Ahead of the holiday buying season, Google has partnered with Netflix to launch a bundle of its new Chromecast device and the streaming service. The new Chromecast with Google TV streaming device launched at the beginning of October with a RRP of US$49.99 as the first major iteration on the Chromecast range in seven years. […]

DNA strikes ‘world first’ deal to combine Netflix with broadband access

Finnish cable and telecom group DNA has struck a deal with Netflix that will allow it combine its home broadband service and a Netflix family subscription covering 4K content on up to four devices in a single order and one invoice. In what the telco describes as a “world first”, DNA’s broadband connection will be […]

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