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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

Analyst: Disney+ subs to exceed Netflix

Analyst firm Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of subscribers to Disney+ (294 million) will overtake the Netflix total (286 million) in 2026. However, Disney+ will only have more subscribers than

February 15, 2021

Netflix offers free access to original content

Netflix has launched a new ‘Watch Free’ section, allowing anyone to watch a selection of exclusive movies and TV shows without having to sign-up for an account. The free content is currently only available via a desktop or Android browser. The first episodes of a number of Netflix Originals such as Stranger Things, Elite, When […]

September 1, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Netflix now speaks Malay

Netflix has launched its user interface (UI) in Bahasa Melayu. This enables members to navigate the UI, read title names and synopses, and watch shows and movies with Bahasa Melayu subtitles and dubs. “Netflix believes in giving members control over their entire entertainment experience, and we are delighted that they are now able to choose […]

August 28, 2020

160 Emmy nominations for Netflix

Netflix has seen its content earn a combined 160 Emmy nominations – a record amount that beats the 137 nods received by HBO in 2019. HBO still had the most-nominated show in Watchmen – an innovative sequel to the celebrated graphic novel that tackled racism in the US – which earned 26 nods. Succession also […]

July 29, 2020

Netflix: Subs surge, shares dive, Sarandos co-CEO

Netflix has seen a surge in subscribers during the second quarter due to global lockdowns, but has warned investors that sign-ups will inevitably slow. The streaming service added 10.1 million subscribers in the three months to July, bringing the total of new subscribers to 26 million in 2020. For comparison, Netflix saw 28 million new […]

July 17, 2020

Research: ‘Netflix binges mean a €2bn+ electricity bill’

Consumers spend more than £2 billion (€2.23bn) globally to cover the electricity needed to watch Netflix for an average of two hours per day according to research from comparison and switching service Uswitch.com. The research took global costs per KWh and average television energy consumption to calculate the total cost of energy used to watch […]

July 10, 2020

Secret Cinema to present immersive Stranger Things experience

Adventure calls: gather your friends, pack your backpack and grab your walkie talkies. Hawkins needs you… In an official collaboration with Netflix, Secret Cinema will bring Stranger Things to life at a newly-created immersive theatre experience at a secret location in London later this year. Titled Secret Cinema presents Stranger Things, the experience draws on all three […]

May 22, 2019