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Netflix CFO to step down

Netflix’s chief financial officer David Wells is to step down after helping the company choose his successor. Wells, who joined Netflix in 2004 and has served as CFO since 2010, will stay until a successor takes the role for a smooth transition. The search for a new candidate will include both internal and external applicants. […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix Spanish content rises in originals list for Spain

Netflix’s Spanish-language originals featured prominently in Parrot Analytics list of the most ‘in demand’ digital originals in Spain for the week ending August 12. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and […]

ONS: 46% of UK adults use services like Netflix

The proportion of UK adults who watched on-demand video from commercial services like Netflix has risen from 29% in 2016 to 46% in 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). While the ONS said that the most popular online activity in 2018 is sending or receiving emails, with 84% of adults doing this, […]

Obamas make first hire for Netflix production outfit

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have made the first hire for Higher Ground Productions, the entity through which they will produce content for Netflix. Priya Swaminathan, a veteran entertainment executive, will work closely with the duo on new Hollywood projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is not yet clear […]

Parrot Analytics: Orange is the New Black tops UK in-demand list

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black topped Parrot Analytics’ list of the top 10 most ‘in-demand’ digital originals in the UK market for the week ending July 29. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan […]

‘Netflix Calibrated Mode’ introduced on Sony TVs

Netflix and Sony have partnered on Netflix Calibrated Mode, a new feature for select Sony Bravia TVs that is designed to ensure “cinematic fidelity” when viewers watch the SVOD service. Developed by Sony picture quality engineers in collaboration with Netflix colour scientists, Netflix Calibrated Mode is designed to deliver picture quality similar to that of […]

Netflix to create European production hub in Spain

Netflix is establishing its first European production hub in Spain, after the streamer revealed that it would focus on originals in the region earlier this year. The hub, located in Ciudad de la Tele (TV City) in Tres Cantors, Madrid, will be a central facility for Netflix’s growing slate of Spanish-language original content over the […]

Parks: 30% of Netflix subscribers in premium tier

Some 30% of Netflix subscribers pay for its US$11.99 per-month premium tier – up from 21% in late 2017 – despite an October 2017 price rise, according to US-based Parks Associates. The research firm’s data suggests that uptake of Netflix’s US$7.99 per-month basic tier has fallen from 35% to 27% over the same period, while […]

Parrot: Emmy nominations ‘overvalue’ HBO and Netflix

Parrot Analytics analysis of 2018’s Emmy nominations reveals that this year’s awards are potentially over-valuing HBO and Netflix shows. According to the report, HBO’s success in the Emmys outpaces Netflix when you correlate popular demand for their titles (measured by Parrot Analytics’ ‘demand expressions’) and the amount of awards they have been nominated for. Parrot […]

IHS Markit: Netflix and Amazon grow local originals output

Netflix and Amazon are building their presence in local markets with a growing amount of their original content produced outside the US, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that Netflix launched 1,257 hours of original first-run content last year, 402 hours of which – some 32% – originated outside the US. Amazon produced […]

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