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Netflix price hikes will come to the UK, says pricing strategy firm

Simon-Kucher, a pricing strategy firm, is expecting to see Netflix’s US price hike extend to the UK and elsewhere with few cancellations. The firm says it “expects to see price increases rolled out in the UK and elsewhere, with Netflix taking a localised approach based on their learnings in the US”. Netflix’s increased investment in […]

What Friends tells us about rights ownership in 2019

Media giants building SVODs to rival Netflix are talking the talk, but who will walk the walk? Manori Ravindran investigates the knock-on effects of consolidation and the bigger picture around windowing and rights ownership. If 2018’s media disruption taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected in the laser-focused drive for scale. As potential […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

27% of Netflix Premium subs may downgrade plan after price hike, says research firm

Few Netflix US viewers will cancel their subscription after the company’s price hike last week, but over a quarter of Premium subscribers are considering downgrading their plan, according to Hub Entertainment Research. Netflix administered its highest ever price hike in the US last week, bringing a Premium and Standard subscription up by $2 a month […]

Netflix Q4 earnings to be closely scrutinised following price hike

Analysts are predicting another strong quarter for Netflix, ahead of the streaming giant’s Q4 earnings results, to be released later today. The SVOD is expected to have added around 7.2m new international subscribers and around 1.8m domestic users in Q4, just slightly ahead of the company’s own forecasts of 1.5m US subscriber adds and 6.1m international […]

Netflix to raise US subs prices by up to 18%, the highest ever hike

Netflix is raising its US subscription prices by 13% to 18%, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service in 2007. It’s most popular price plan, which offers access to high-definition programming for two different internet-connected devices at once, will see the largest price jump going from $10.99 to $13.99 per month. The […]

Korea’s tvN to adapt Designated Survivor

CJ E&M’s entertainment network tvN is set to remake Netflix political drama Designated Survivor to air in 2019. tvN revealed its upcoming 2019 drama slate, which will include an adaptation of the Kiefer Sutherland-fronted drama. Other debuts include The Crowned Clown, which launched with peak ratings in the first week of January, crime-thriller series Confessions, romance […]

Behind the Scenes: Netflix’s When Heroes Fly

Produced by Spiro Films and Keshet International for Keshet Broadcasting, Colombia-set thriller When Heroes Fly follows four Israeli military veterans who travel to South America in search of a missing friend. The Cannes Series award-winner was picked up by Netflix in October, and debuts on the platform today (10 January). Series creator Omri Givon takes us inside […]

FX, Netflix win big at Golden Globes

FX and Netflix emerged as the big TV winners of Sunday night’s (6 January) Golden Globe Awards, with The Americans and Chuck Lorre’s The Kominsky Method taking top honours. FX picked up Best Drama for its long-running series The Americans, which wrapped its sixth and final series in May. Despite being a critical darling across […]

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