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Virgin Media O2 top bundles add Netflix

Virgin Media O2 has refreshed its top packages, the Ultimate Volt bundle and the Biggest TV bundle, to include a Netflix Standard Plan. Expanding on the already fully integrated experience and the existing option to add Netflix to their bill, Virgin TV customers who take one of the newly refreshed bundles can now enjoy a […]

March 21, 2022

Netflix raises UK prices

Netflix has announced a price rise for both new and existing members in the UK and Ireland for the second time in 18 months. In the UK, the basic and standard plans will both increase by £1 a month to £6.99 and £10.99 respectively, while the premium tier will go up by £2 to £15.99. […]

March 10, 2022

Research: Netflix’s impact on lifestyle trends

How great is Netflix’s influential impact? Between clothes, furniture, food, and travel, could Netflix really change how people want to live? Could a TV show convince people to buy a jumper or move to a different country? Data from fashion retailer GAP explores the trends inspired by Netflix shows and if these moments of pop […]

February 23, 2022

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