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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

Analyst: Netflix ‘pandemic boom’ over

Ampere Analysis expects Netflix to report its lowest number of new subscribers in the first quarter for four years later this week, perhaps signalling the end of the Covid-19 home entertainment boom. The first quarter is traditionally the strongest for new Netflix sign-ups, with viewers in key markets (ie North America and Europe) spending more […]

April 19, 2021

Netflix renews Bridgerton for Seasons 3 & 4

Netflix has announced that its global hit series Bridgerton has been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4. From Shondaland and executive producers Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton is set in the competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane […]

April 14, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Study: Viewers favour Netflix for original content

More and more shows and movies available on TV platforms are being prominently branded as ‘original’. The Evolution of Video Branding study from Hub Entertainment Research explores what consumers assume about such content and how the term influences viewing decisions. Highlights from the study:

February 25, 2021

Netflix adds ‘Downloads For You’ feature

Netflix has rolled out Downloads For You, a new feature that automatically downloads recommended shows or movies to a user’s mobile device based on their personal taste. In a blog post, Patrick Flemming, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix, explained: “Three years ago, we introduced Smart Downloads so you can find the next episode of […]

February 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Bridgerton a record hit for Netflix

A record 82 million households around the world watched Netflix original series Bridgerton in its first 28 days. Netflix reported that the period drama has made the top 10 in every country except Japan – hitting number one in 83 countries including the US, UK, Brazil, France, India and South Africa. The success of the […]

January 28, 2021By Nik Roseveare