Beasts of No Nation

Netflix lifts the lid on viewing trends

Netflix says it has identified a new trend among its members whereby they integrate movies into their series binge watching. The US streaming service redefined and gave new life to the term ‘binge watching’ and has now lifted the lid on how its customers weave features into those bingeing habits. Netflix identified the trend by […]

Netflix gets Bob Odenkirk original feature

US streaming service Netflix is continuing its push into original feature films with Girlfriend’s Day, a black comedy starring Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk. The show follows a put-upon greetings card writer (Odenkirk) who is framed for murder. US title The Hollywood Reporter broke the news. Girlfriend’s Day will have a […]

Netflix’s Beasts bombs at US box office

Netflix’s feature film, Beasts of No Nation, has performed weakly at the box office, although the US SVOD service has said it is pleased with the movie’s streaming performance. The Idris Elba feature, from True Detective’s Cary Joji Fukunaga and follows a group of rebel fighters and child soldiers in Africa. It launched on Netflix […]

Netflix scores Telecom Italia carriage

Netflix has secured carriage on Telecom Italia platforms ahead of its launch in Italy this autumn. The deal means Netflix will be offered to internet customers of the Italian mobile and phone group’s set-top box TIMvision. At launch in Italy, Netflix will offer original series such as Daredevil, Sense8, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy […]

Netflix greenlights Angelina Jolie child war movie

Streaming service Netflix and actor Angelina Jolie Pitt are working up a film adaptation of a memoir about surviving Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie Pitt will direct and produce the adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which is from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung and […]

Taking stock of SVOD

Buying a share in Netflix at the turn of 2011 would have set you back US$25.60. Today, as the US markets open, that one share would cost you more than four-and-a-half times that amount (US$115.81 at close of play yesterday, to be precise). The advance of the Nasdaq-listed streamer has been phenomenal. Even CEO Reed […]

Netflix launches movie slate

Idris Elba child soldier movie Beasts of No Nation will be the first Netflix original movie to roll out when it launches on the streaming service around the world on October 16. The film comes from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga and is based on Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala’s novel about a child soldier Netflix […]

Netflix to launch in Portugal, Italy

Netflix has confirmed plans to launch in Portugal and Italy in October this year, the same month that it intends to go live in Spain for the first time. Announcing the latest stage of its European and global expansion, the US subscription video-on-demand service said that viewers in Portugal and Italy will be able to […]

Netflix deal monitor: 2015 so far

Streaming service Netflix may be losing market share to Amazon in the US, but has started 2015 with a bang, acquiring numerous series and movies and continuing its rapid international roll out. As new research shows the SVOD player spends more on content than the BBC, HBO and Discovery, TBI takes a look at the […]

Netflix tames Beasts of No Nation with $12m

Streaming service Netflix has paid big bucks to debut Beasts of No Nation, a feature film starring Idris Elba about a West African child soldier. The film, which comes from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, will launch on Netflix in the US and worldwide later this year. The fact the film debuts in select theatres […]