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Analysis: Netflix to break Original TV shows record

Netflix is set to release more Original TV content in 2022 than ever before, with 398 shows already expected to air on the platform throughout the year, according to Ampere Analysis’s latest data. This figure only includes those shows either scheduled to premiere or those scheduled to complete production and likely to premiere in 2022 […]

February 22, 2022

Netflix to release Stranger Things 4 in 2 parts

Netflix has announced that the highly-anticipated Season 4 of his sci-fi series Stranger Things will be released in two parts later this year. Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 will premiere on May 27th and Volume 2 will follow on July 1st. In a note on Twitter, series creators The Duffer Brothers said: “With nine scripts, […]

February 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Netflix: Shares crater on sluggish growth

Netflix lost up to 20 per cent of its value as it reported the subscriber base grew to 222 million in 2021, but admitted it is facing an uncertain future as the surge of interest it saw during the pandemic continues to wane. Netflix added 18.2 million subscribers in total last year – around half […]

January 21, 2022

Netflix launches Tudum companion site

Earlier this year, Netflix hosted Tudum – its first-ever global fan event. Now the streaming service has announced the launch of Tudum as an official companion site; a place where fans can dive deeper into their favourite Netflix content. Netflix says the new site will offer inside scoops and launch dates for future content; background […]

December 10, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix reveals weekly Top 10

Netflix has launched ‘Top 10 on Netflix’ — a new website with weekly global and country lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service. In a blog post, Pablo Perez De Rosso VP of Content Strategy, Planning & Analysis at Netflix, explained: “We will publish our new weekly Top 10 on Netflix every […]

November 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Netflix output ‘back on track’ after Covid

Netflix says it is on track to deliver a “steady pace” of programming up to the end of 2022, after pandemic production delays left the company short on new content. Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s global head of television, said: “We are on a steady pace for the next couple of years […] unless something happens [with […]

October 11, 2021

Analysis: Netflix Originals as popular as major movies

Research from Ampere Analysis comparing content popularity ratings from different distributors and commissioners has estimated that roughly a quarter of titles released in the last five years expected to achieve long term popularity are Netflix Originals – matching Disney and WarnerMedia in producing valuable longer-term content. For this analysis, Ampere has used its proprietary Critical […]

September 13, 2021By Colin Mann

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

Netflix appointment points to games  

Netflix looks set to accelerate its move into video games with the hire of Mike Verdu, a veteran of the gaming industry. Verdu joins from Facebook where he ran gaming on its Oculus VR headsets, and his CV also include Electronic Arts, where he most recently ran its mobile gaming division. “Our members value the […]

July 15, 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