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Netflix: “Fair share would hurt creative community”

Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters talked up the streamer’s huge investments in creative content, and claimed an ‘entertainment tax’ on the company – and its rivals – would be damaging to the creative industry, as well as broadband providers and consumers. The concept of ‘fair share’ levies on the […]

March 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Squid Scam launches on Audible

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new investigative podcast, Squid Scam, hosted by journalist Janhoi McGregor (The Plug, Forbes, The Guardian) which takes a deep dive into the murky underworld of crypto.  Squid Scam, an Audible Original podcast produced by ITN Productions, investigates one of the most shocking online scams in recent memory – as […]

January 12, 2023

Netflix Heads Up! game launches globally

Netflix has launched Netflix Heads Up! globally – an exclusive version of the popular mobile game that is loaded with Netflix-inspired decks. The game is a twist on charades where players have to guess the words on another player’s forehead before the one-minute timer runs out. In partnership with Ellen Digital Ventures, Netflix Heads Up! […]

August 24, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Analysis: International commissions key for Netflix growth

Netflix beat its own record by commissioning new Original first-run TV or movie content from 28 different markets in the second quarter of 2022, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. This reflects the increasing importance of the international audience to the company’s continued growth. Netflix has commissioned new content from 44 territories since the […]

August 15, 2022

Netflix orders Squid Game reality series

Netflix is bringing the global phenomenon Squid Game to life with a new reality competition series titled Squid Game: The Challenge.  Claiming to have both the largest cast and lump sum cash prize in reality TV history, the series will see 456 real players enter the game in pursuit of a reward of $4.56 million (€4.38m). As […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix confirms more Squid Game

In somewhat unsurprising news, Netflix has announced that Squid Game – its most-watched series ever – will return for a second season. Hwang Dong-hyuk – creator of the South Korean survivial drama – commented: “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix: Bridgerton sets weekly viewing record

For the second week in a row, Season 2 of Bridgerton drew impressive viewing figures for Netflix with 251.74 million hours viewed, breaking the record for the most viewed title in a week on the English TV list (Squid Game still holds the overall record with 571.76 million hours viewed). The Shondaland-penned series was also […]

April 6, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Whip Media Report: US SVoD content viewing declines in Europe

A new report from Whip Media, conducted in partnership with MIPTV, explores how the rise of international OTT platforms is changing the balance of programming in Europe. Specifically, as streaming platforms proliferate, and demand for programming increases, the share of US content is declining in several European markets. It also reveals what content from which […]

April 5, 2022

VoiceQ unveils new VoiceQ 6.0

VoiceQ, the New Zealand-based player in dubbing software systems, has unveiled a new series of its technology stack, which for the first time includes streaming capability as well as VoiceQ Actor, a new application it will offer free on MacOS for one year to voice performers, beginning today. Since its inception in 2008, VoiceQ technology has […]

February 3, 2022

Study: Prime Video gaining fast on Netflix in UK

Insights and consulting company Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study uncovers the following behaviours within the UK VoD market over the 3 months to December 2021: Between September and December 2021, the number of VoD-enabled households that subscribed to at least one video streaming service in Great Britain grew to 17.1million, up almost 400k, quarter on […]

January 25, 2022