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Netflix: viewers never hooked by shows’ pilots

Pilot episodes do not immediately hook viewers to a TV show, but taking away ad breaks and linear scheduling fosters repeat viewing, according to Netflix. In new research that analyses its own global streaming data, Netflix said that when consumers can watch an “entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge.” By looking […]

Keith Richards doc to debut on Netflix

Streaming service Netflix has won the worldwide premiere of Morgan Neville’s new documentary about Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. Keith Richards: Under the Influence will debut on Netflix on September 18. The doc visits the places and people that influenced Richards’ life as a musician. “There’s no-one who could bring this unprecedented look into the […]

Netflix goes straight-to-series with Will Arnett

Streaming service Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from The Millers and Arrested Development star Will Arnett. Flaked comes from Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and follows a self-appointed “guru” in an insular Californian community those carefully crafted image and sobriety begins to unravel after he falls for […]

Netflix confirms Oz, NZ launches

Netflix has confirmed its long-expected move into the Australasian market, and will launch a streaming service there in March 2015. This comes just days after Netflix’s senior director of programmatic buying Kathy O’Dowd visited Australia to hold talks about buying broadcast and online advertising space. The expansion into Australia and New Zealand also comes after […]

Netflix launches in Austria

Netflix has followed up its launches in France and Germany by adding Austria to the list of countries in which its streaming video-on-demand services is available. The move means that Austrian consumers will have access to Netflix originals including Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman, as well as series airing for the first […]

Netflix launches in Germany, partners with Deutsche Telekom

Netflix has gone live today in Germany and has signed a distribution partnership with Deutsche Telekom in the latest leg of its European expansion. Under the terms of the partnership deal, Netflix’s app will be available on Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain IPTV platform, with the service to be added to all Entertain set-top boxes in the […]

Breaking Bad’s Paul inks development deal with Sony

Aaron Paul, who played student meth-head turned master drug cook in AMC drama Breaking Bad, is launching his own prodco following a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Last week, ahead of picking up his record third Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series Emmy gong, Paul secured a first-look development deal with SPT. The launch of […]