Advanced Television


Survey: ‘Young adults running out of content to stream’

As supply chain shortages from pandemic fallout are being felt everywhere, subscribers of streaming services seem to be feeling their own shortages as well, notes consumer intelligence company CivicScience. Concerns circulated earlier in 2021 over whether or not streaming services would suffer as the result of the production slowdown in the entertainment industry. Recent findings […]

October 28, 2021

Squid Game now Netflix biggest original

As Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos hinted would be the case last month, South Korean drama Squid Game has become the most watched debut show on Netflix. The streaming service confirmed the news on Twitter, saying: “Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans — making it our biggest series launch ever!” The record was previously […]

October 13, 2021

Netflix reveals ‘new’ rating data; Squid Game wins

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, acknowledged streaming services had been a ‘black box’ when it came to audience metrics. “We’re trying to be more transparent with the market and talent and everybody” he said. Sarandos proceeded to share two charts (below) revealing the top 10 most watched original […]

September 28, 2021

Kenya: Netflix offers free mobile content

Netflix is offering new subscribers in Kenya free access to about a quarter of its programming – but only for mobile users. The free plan is available on Android mobile phones and will not have adverts. It features Netflix movies and TV shows such as dramas including titles such as Money Heist, Bridgerton and Blood […]

September 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Netflix announces inaugural TUDUM event

Netflix has announced its first TUDUM event, an online global fan event that will deliver previews and teasers of future series and movie titles coming to the platform. In a press statement, the streaming service explained: “On September 25th, our biggest stars and creators from around the world — representing over 70 series, films and […]

August 26, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2 online tool maps iconic TV locations

Virgin Media O2 is launching an interactive online map revealing the iconic locations featured in many of the UK’s most popular TV shows. The new online tool, TV Mapper, allows users to search by show, genre or region; plan the ultimate fan route; and follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters, virtually or in […]

July 29, 2021

Netflix and Rhimes expand creative pact

Following the record-breaking success of Bridgerton, Netflix and the show’s executive producer Shonda Rhimes are extending their creative content relationship. A new pact expands the current deal with Rhimes, her company Shondaland as well as her long-standing producing partner Betsy Beers. The expanded partnership will give Netflix and Shondaland Media the opportunity to exclusively produce, […]

July 9, 2021

Research: Netflix leads European scripted content

Research from Ampere Analysis shows that Netflix has become the largest single commissioner of new European scripted content. This represents one of the strongest indicators of the global changes in production market dynamics and represents a boon for European producers as the region becomes increasingly important for global streamers. While European Public Service Broadcasters still […]

July 1, 2021

Netflix’s Bridgerton gets Secret Cinema treatment

Immersive film and television specialist Secret Cinema has announced its next show, slated for November, will bring Netflix period drama Bridgerton to life. The 3-hour immersive soirée will take place within a Regency-era ball and attendees will be invited to waltz their way into high society during an evening of drinking, dining, music, mingling and […]

June 24, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix orders Bridgerton spin-off

Netflix and Shondaland have announced plans to expand the Bridgerton universe with a new limited series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte – the reimagined character who captivated viewers around the world in Season 1. While the series will on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, it will also tell […]

May 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare