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 […]

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 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 confirms Spain launch

Netflix has confirmed that it will launch in Spain this October, marking the next stage of its international expansion efforts. Announcing the move, the subscription streaming firm said that from this autumn web users in Spain will be able to watch a “broad selection of TV series and movies in high-definition or even Ultra HD […]

Blue chip to new chip: natural history with bite

Stewart Clarke speaks to commissioners, producers, distributors and digital pioneers about their efforts to reimagine the natural history genre. Alastair Fothergill is the embodiment of blue-chip, making landmark series for the BBC and films for Disney Nature, but he is now seeking to reinvent the genre, out of necessity as much as anything. “When I […]

Leonardo DiCaprio inks doc deal with Netflix

Leonardo DiCaprio has struck a deal to make original environmental and conservation docs for Netflix. The Hollywood star’s prodco, Appian Way, will produce the upcoming series under the terms of a first-look deal with the SVOD service. DiCaprio will produce and exec produce the resulting docs. He has previously worked with Netflix on Virunga, the […]

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 confirms DiCaprio doc deal

Netflix has confirmed it has picked up exclusive rights to Virunga, the feature doc that follows rangers in the in the titular national park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo as they battle against poachers. Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has also joined the doc as an exec producer. TBI first reported in July that Netflix […]

Netflix acquires feature doc Virunga

Netflix has taken exclusive rights to feature-doc Virunga. The film follows park rangers in the titular national park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo as they battle against poachers. The critically-acclaimed project was shown at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and the deal with Netflix comes as the streaming service moves more heavily into acquired and […]