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Netflix doubles expected signups but warns coronavirus boost may fade

04 April, 2020 10:07 am 10:07 am

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc more than doubled its own projections for new customers as quarantined audiences binged on series such as “Tiger King,” but the company predicted a weaker second half of the year if stay-at-home orders to fight the coronavirus are lifted. The world’s largest streaming service gained 15.8 million paying customers from January … Read More

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Adam Sandler to make four new movies for Netflix

02 February, 2020 2:05 pm 2:05 pm

(Reuters) – Actor and comedian Adam Sandler has reached a deal with Netflix Inc to make four new movies for the global streaming service, the company said on Friday. Sandler, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member who built a career on movies such as “Grownups” and “The Water Boy,” has become one of the … Read More

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Netflix to change Nazi guard documentary after Polish complaint

11 November, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

WARSAW (Reuters) – Netflix said it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland, after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pressed the streaming and production company to act. The maps in the documentary series “The Devil Next Door” were criticised by Morawiecki earlier … Read More

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Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

10 October, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film’s release. The Panama Papers, which consist of millions of … Read More


Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth

07 July, 2019 12:46 pm 12:46 pm

(Reuters) – Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock second-quarter losses in US subscribers that sank its stock price. Netflix shares fell about 11% on worries about its earnings report on Wednesday that showed lower-than-expected … Read More

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Zombies to star at Cannes Film Festival, but no Netflix or Tarantino

04 April, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Bill Murray fighting off zombies and an Elton John biopic tracking the singer’s early days will be among the highlights at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, though Quentin Tarantino’s hotly-anticipated latest outing looked set to miss out. Unveiling the line-up for the 72nd edition of the cinema showcase, festival director Thierry Fremaux … Read More

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Costner movie features men who chased Bonnie & Clyde

03 March, 2019 9:28 pm 9:28 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – A new film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson takes a fresh angle on the bloody tale of outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde, focusing instead on the two detectives who ended the lovers’ criminal rampage across the United States. In “The Highwaymen”, directed by John Lee Hancock, Costner plays former Texas Ranger … Read More

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Green Book denies Netflix top Oscar on night of music, diversity

02 February, 2019 10:29 pm 10:29 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Road trip movie “Green Book” triumphed over “Roma” to win best the best picture Oscar on Sunday, denying Netflix (NFLX.O) bragging rights as the first streaming service to beat Hollywood at its own game. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for “Roma,” his sentimental black-and-white journey back to … Read More

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Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

01 January, 2019 8:54 am 8:54 am

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) forecast first-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, even after a record quarter for new customers, sending shares of the world’s largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading. Investors may have been hoping for more after Netflix announced a price hike for US subscribers earlier this … Read More

Netflix pulls comedy show episode in Saudi Arabia: media

01 January, 2019 4:56 pm 4:56 pm

(Reuters) – Netfilx pulled an episode of the comedy show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” from its Internet streaming service in Saudi Arabia after kingdom officials complained, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. The episode of the news-comedy program in question criticized the country over the slaying of Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi last year at … Read More

Hollywood stars Stone, Hill turn to TV in Netflix’s ‘ManiacR...

09 September, 2018 10:22 am 10:22 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Actors Emma Stone and Jonah Hill join the list of Hollywood stars turning to television with Netflix’s “Maniac”, a dark comedy mini-series looking at human connection. Oscar winner Stone and “The Wolf on Wolf Street” star Hill play Annie and Owen, two strangers with personal problems who take part in a pharmaceutical … Read More

‘Shimmering’ Mexican drama ‘Roma’ wins Venice for C...

09 September, 2018 10:42 am 10:42 am

VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival , bringing Netflix its first major festival victory to seal the online streaming company’s reputation as a big name in arthouse movies. “Roma”, named after the neighborhood in Mexico City where writer-director-cinematographer Cuaron grew up, is a … Read More

‘Simpsons’ creator brings animated fantasy show to Netflix

08 August, 2018 10:18 am 10:18 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The creator of the long-running animated TV series “The Simpsons” brings his first new show in 20 years to Netflix this week, a story that centres around a drunken princess, an elf and a demon. Set in a medieval world called Dreamland, “Disenchantment” is creator Matt Groening’s take on shows like … Read More

Naspers creates new video on demand unit as Netflix rivalry heats up

08 August, 2018 9:01 am 9:01 am

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Naspers’ video entertainment division has created a new over-the-top (OTT) video unit to be headed by Niclas Ekdahl in a bid to counter stiff competition for video on demand from global players such as Netflix. OTT video services, which are transmitted via the internet without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional … Read More