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Netflix kills off Gypsy drama

Subscription VOD service Netflix has cancelled its therapy-themed drama Gypsy after one season. The move highlights Netflix’s increasingly tough approach to its original programmes, and comes after high profile series The Get Down and Sense8. As the service does not release viewing figures, it is unclear exactly why Gypsy has been axed. Gypsy is a […]

Ampere: Netflix budget focused on drama and comedy

More than a third of Netflix’s original content spend to-date has been for drama titles, while nearly a quarter of its spend went on comedy series and stand-up shows. This is according to new estimates by research firm Ampere Analysis, which claims that drama has accounted for 36% of Netflix’s originals budget, comedy for 22% […]

Netflix cancels Wachowski drama Sense8

Until this week, Netflix had very rarely cancelled an original series. It has now axed two in less than seven days, with the Wachowski siblings drama Sense8 joining The Get Down on the cancel list. The California-based streaming service has released a statement confirming it will not bring back sci-fi drama Sense8, which focuses on […]

Netflix cancels ‘most expensive show’ Get Down

The Get Down, widely believed to be the most expensive show ever produced, is not returning to Netflix. The SVOD service has not officially canned the drama, which follows a group of talented youngsters in New York in 1977, but the cancellation has been widely reported. Showrunner Baz Luhrmann yesterday wrote a lengthy Facebook post, […]

Netflix: two-thirds of viewing is on series

TV series, including Netflix’s own original productions, now account for two thirds of viewing time on the SVOD service, according to Ted Sarandos. Speaking at the RTS London Conference yesterday, Netflix’s chief content officer, said that it was more efficient to spend money on originals than on licensing high profile content, and said that it […]

Netflix reveals how quickly it hooks viewers

Streaming service Netflix claims to know exactly when its customers around the world become ‘hooked’ to its programmes. The SVOD platform has continued research it began last year by adding 30 more series that have been viewed across six territories to the 20 series in 16 countries studied last year. The new stats show Stranger […]

Netflix plots fully localised Polish service

Netflix has revealed plans to fully localise its on-demand service in Poland, striking back at doubters who have suggested the SVOD company is “irrelevant” in eastern Europe. The internet TV network claimed the new offer would be “a truly Polish service, using local language, currency and adding Polish TV shows and movies in addition to […]

In-demand charts: UK (August 7-13, 2016)

With the Edinburgh International Television Festival coming up this month, TBI and Parrot Analytics have taken another look at the UK, and our second demand expressions chart has thrown up some significant results. As many predicted, Netflix nostalgia fest Stranger Things has become television’s most in-demand programme. Stranger Things has been the watercooler series of […]

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 […]

Baz Luhrmann making Netflix drama

Baz Luhrmann is making The Get Down for Netflix, an original music-driven drama set in 1970s New York. The series from the Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director will bow on Netflix in 2016. Luhrmann will executive produce the show and direct the opening episode and last two instalments of the thirteen-part project. Sony […]