How Netflix won back Hispanic and Latinx subscribers

As NATPE delegates arrive in Miami, Fateha Begum, associate director at TBI sibling IHS Markit Technology, explores how Netflix has changed its tactics in the battle for Latinx and Hispanic subscribers. Global OTT video subscriptions are set to exceed one billion in 2021, a figure only recently passed by traditional pay TV in 2017. In […]

Why Netflix’s new French office might have to play by new rules

Netflix’s launch of its new 40-employee-strong office in Paris last week and the unveiling of a raft of new local projects came amidst a reshaping of production obligations in France that have could have extensive ramifications. Since its launch in the country in 2014, Netflix has developed 24 French shows, mostly series such as comedy […]

Studio Ghibli licences animation films to Netflix

Netflix has licenced 21 films from acclaimed arthouse Japanese animation producer Studio Ghibli as part of an effort by the SVOD to bolster its library of animated films.  The films have been acquired via Studio Ghibli’s distribution partner Wild Bunch International, and will be made available on the service globally, excluding US, Canada, and Japan. […]

Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ comedy ban overturned in Brazil

The Brazilian Supreme Court has overruled a Rio de Janeiro judge who ordered Netflix to take down The First Temptation Of Christ – a controversial comedy that depicts Jesus as gay. The Brazilian Christmas special sparked outrage in the country, with more than two million people signing a petition calling for its removal. The uproar […]

Netflix prepares Turkish docudrama from Karga Seven Pictures

Netflix is preparing to launch a new English-language Turkish docudrama produced by Red Arrow Studios’ Karga Seven Pictures. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (fka Ottoman Rising) is set to drop in 190 countries globally from January 24 and is being produced in association with STXtelevision, which previously partnered with Nat Geo on fellow drama Valley Of […]

Netflix moves into dating with Red Arrow’s Kinetic Content

Netflix has ordered its first serialised unscripted dating series. Love Is Blind is from Red Arrow Studios-backed Kinetic Content and will be hosted by TV personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The 10-episode series will premiere globally over three weeks beginning February 13. The show follows singletons who want to be loved for who they are, […]

Marcy Ross steps down at ‘Jack Ryan’ producer Skydance Television

Jack Ryan producer Skydance Television is looking for a new chief after incumbent Marcy Ross revealed she would be stepping down. Ross, who was president at the US producer’s television arm, helped to launch Skydance’s TV interests in 2013. The company’s output now includes Netflix drama Altered Carbon and Apple TV+ show Foundation, as well […]

Mediaset Italy acquires Netflix and Antena 3 drama ‘Cathedral Of The Sea’

Mediaset Italy has picked up Spanish period drama La Catedral Del Mar, the show that was made available globally by Netflix having debuted on Spain’s Antena 3. The 8 x 60 minute show, also known as Cathedral Of The Sea, is based on the eponymous novel by Ildefonso Falcones and has been produced by Endemol […]

Netflix reveals viewing numbers for Christmas original ‘Klaus’

Klaus, the first animated original movie from Netflix, has proved a hit according to the streamer. Netflix, which is normally coy on viewer numbers, said that the family film was streamed by 30 million households in its first month. This, Netflix said, makes it one of its most streamed originals. Earlier this year, the streamer […]

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