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Netflix makes staff cuts

Netflix has axed around 150 staff, just a few weeks after the streaming giant reported it was losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The redundancies, confirmed by Netflix on May 17th, will mainly affect its US office in California. They account for some 2 per cent of its North American workforce. “These […]

May 18, 2022

Senior Year, Ozark lead Netflix Top 10s

Senior Year took the #1 spot on the English Films list with 55.94 million hours viewed for the week commencing May 9th; the Rebel Wilson comedy appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries. Viewers were engrossed with Our Father as the film debuted in second place with 23.87 million hours viewed. The documentary was […]

May 18, 2022

Disney+’s She-Hulk debuts in August

Disney has announced that Marvel Studios’ upcoming She Hulk series has been given the full title of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and will streaming exclusively on Disney+ beginning August 17th. The new series, billed by Disney+ as a comedy, stars Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters – a lawyer who specialises in superhuman-oriented legal cases. She-Hulk: […]

May 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Fitch: WBD JV neutral for BT’s rating

BT Group’s proposed joint venture with Warner Bros Discovery is neutral to BT’s rating, according to credit rating agency Fitch Ratings, who expect the impact on its credit metrics to be limited. “Deconsolidation of the JV should not affect the group’s EBITDA significantly, while the impact on net debt at transaction close is expected to […]

May 17, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 40m Australian SVoD subs by 2026

The Australian SVoD market has grown solidly over the last three years, more than doubling the number of SVoD subscriptions since 2018. Despite a slowdown in 2021, the market still grows at a fast rate, and is set to reach nearly 40 million subscriptions by 2026, according to forecasts from Dataxis. Over the last three […]

May 17, 2022

Netflix Geeked Week returns

Netflix Geeked, Netflix’s home for all things genre entertainment, is returning with Geeked Week 2022. The five-day virtual fan event celebrating Netflix’s genre series, films, and games returns from June 6th to June 10th. Each day will be filled with cast reveals, talent appearances, trailer premieres, sneak peeks, surprise announcements and more, covering over 60 […]

May 17, 2022

DNEG, Netflix sign visual effects deal

DNEG, a technology-enabled visual effects (VFX) and animation company, has announced the signing of a new, multiyear services agreement with Netflix. The non-exclusive agreement covers the provision of visual effects and virtual production services by DNEG for Netflix series and feature programming. The new agreement extends and expands on a previous agreement that the companies […]

May 17, 2022

Forecast: SVoD subs to reach 1.69bn by 2027

Global SVoD subscriptions will increase by 485 million between 2021 and 2027 to reach 1.69 billion, according to the Global SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Six US-based platforms will have 988 million paying SVoD subscribers by 2027, up from 612 million in 2021. “Our Netflix forecasts for 2027 are 29 million […]

May 16, 2022

Predator prequel Prey to premiere on Disney+

Prey, the newest entry in the Predator movie franchise, will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland on August 5th under the Star banner. The prequel movie is set in the Comanche Nation 300 years ago, and tells the story of a young woman, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior. She has […]

May 16, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Dyer, Taylor to host Netflix quiz show

Cheat, a new quiz show being announced by Netflix, is set to be filmed in front of a studio audience and hosted by actor Danny Dyer and comedian Ellie Taylor. Netflix describes the new production as being “a high-stakes quiz show where contestants can literally cheat their way to a fortune […]. In every episode, […]

May 16, 2022By Nik Roseveare