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Netflix marks 10 years of series

Ten years ago this week, Orange is the New Black premiered on Netflix. Along with House of Cards, which came out a few months earlier, it was one of the very first Netflix series. In a blog post, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said: “It’s easy to hear some of the stories from those early days […]

July 12, 2023

Judge confirms Kevin Spacey $31m penalty

In 2021, a US Arbitration tribunal found against Kevin Spacey and a claim for $31 million (€30.3m) made against him in favour of House of Cards production company Media Rights Capital (MRC). Spacey appealed the decision, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mel Red Recana on August 4th ruled that the payment decision was valid. […]

August 5, 2022

Report: Cultural differences impact TV series demand

Findings from a report on the connection between local age ratings, cultural factors and TV show audience demand in key markets worldwide analyses the age ratings and cultural content of five popular US-originated TV shows worldwide. The report, Global TV Snapshot: Culture, Age Ratings and Audience Demand, from global entertainment technology and data company Spherex […]

February 4, 2022

Sky to release Fran Kranz’s film debut Mass

Sky has announced its release of Sky Original film Mass, starring Emmy Award winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Martha Plimpton (The Goonies) and Tony Award winner Reed Birney (House of Cards). Mass, a Sky Original is produced by Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods) […]

September 2, 2021

Data: House of Cards interest soars in lockdown 2

Bed Guru, the sleep specialist, has delved deep into Netflix show data for 10 cities in the UK to find out which content was most popular on Netflix during the second lockddown. Bed Guru compared search interest from Google Trends of TV shows during lockdown to the previous month when the UK was out of […]

December 3, 2020