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France: Netflix passes 10m subs

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos has revealed the streaming platform has now passed 10 million subscribers in France. The next most recent update in 2020 claimed 7 million subscribers. “[With] one home representing several accounts, the number of users is even higher,” Sarandos told French newspaper JDD.Addressing the Choose France summit, Sarandos said Netflix, which reports […]

July 12, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Netflix’s Sarandos meets BAFTA Breakthrough participants

BAFTA has welcomed Ted Sarandos, Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix to its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly to meet with past and present participants of BAFTA Breakthrough: a flagship programme, supported by Netflix, that spotlights and nurtures the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television. Sarandos took part in a discussion […]

July 8, 2022

Whip Media survey: 72% unlikely to switch to ad-supported Netflix

Would a Netflix ad-supported subscription tier be a hit? The answer appears to be ‘no’, at least according to current subscribers surveyed by Whip Media. Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos recently confirmed the streaming giant will be introducing an ad-supported subscription tier, possibly by the end of 2022. The decision made waves, considering Netflix has been […]

July 7, 2022

Netflix axes another 300 staff

Netflix is to downsize an extra 300 staff in the second round of cuts on top of the 150 announced in May as it continues to react to subscriber losses. Most of the positions are in the US, although Netflix stresses that it is still hiring for some jobs. In a statement, Netflix said: “Today, […]

June 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netflix reveals ‘new’ rating data; Squid Game wins

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos, speaking at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills, acknowledged streaming services had been a ‘black box’ when it came to audience metrics. “We’re trying to be more transparent with the market and talent and everybody” he said. Sarandos proceeded to share two charts (below) revealing the top 10 most watched original […]

September 28, 2021

Netflix partnership with Spielberg’s Amblin

Amblin Partners, the global film and television studio helmed by legendary Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, and Netflix have announced a partnership that will cover multiple new feature films per year. Spielberg, commented: “At Amblin, storytelling will forever be at the centre of everything we do, and from the minute Ted [Sarando] and I started discussing […]

June 22, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Holland out, Bejaria in at Netflix

Bela Bajaria has been put in charge of global television at Netflix, whilst the streamer has confirmed that Cindy Holland, an architect of the streamer’s original-content strategy, is leaving. In her new role, Bajaria will oversee all original series for Netflix. She joined Netflix in 2016, and had previously been in charge of unscripted programming […]

September 9, 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