Netflix Prepares To Send Its Final Red Envelope

One TV Watcher Will Be Paid $2,500 To Decide Which Netflix Series Is Most Binge-Worthy. How To Apply

‘Missing: Dead Or Alive’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix


‘Only Murders In The Building’ Lands At No. 9 On Nielsen Streaming List

Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building leapt onto Nielsen’s streaming charts for the week of August 7 to August 13. With the debut of Season 3, the series racked up 719M viewing minutes, making it to No. 9 on the overall Top 10 and No. 3 among streaming originals. According to Nielsen, the audience for Only Murders was a “carbon copy” of the series that’s been dominating streaming for the past eight weeks — Suits. That series had another impressive week with 3B viewing minutes once again across Netflix and Peacock.

Netflix Will Be Trying To Turn Password-Sharers Into Paid Customers ‘For Some Time,’ Co-CEO Says

Netflix just kicked off its big crackdown on illicit password-sharing users this spring — but co-CEO Greg Peters says there’s still a long road ahead of the company on this front. “We’ll be in the password-sharing business for some time,” Peters said, speaking Tuesday at the 2023 Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference. According to Peters, Netflix “built an elegant solution” to address the issue of informing users who were piggybacking on someone else’s account that they would need to pay for their own plan (or get added as an “extra member” for an additional fee).

Netflix Co-Chief Greg Peters Says ‘One Piece’ Highlights The Streamer’s Evolving Approach To Content

Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters, who oversaw the launch of Netflix in Japan in a previous exec role, said the strong debut of the series One Piece cleared “a very high bar” and attests to the company’s “evolving” content approach. “This is a very high bar to meet, to basically take a storied manga and deliver it in English-language, live action,” the exec said. “Pretty much all the haters are out, looking for a reason to hate you for it. To be able to deliver it and have it be massively popular and a success around the world is amazing to see.”

Aaron Paul Says He Doesn’t Get ‘Breaking Bad’ Residuals For Streams On Netflix


‘One Piece’ Sails To Top Of Netflix TV Charts

The new show hit the top of Netflix’s English-language TV charts during its premiere week with 18.5M views from August 28 to September 3. The live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga is in the Top 10 in 93 countries and No. 1 in 46 of them, according to Netflix.

Could Netflix’s European Payout Structure Be The Blueprint To Solve Strikes?

In recent days, some in the U.S. have begun to discuss success-based residual metrics that already exist in parts of Europe, most notably with Netflix. The systems are driven by European copyright legislation that ensures “authors” receive what business affairs execs would call “fair and appropriate compensation,” and can broadly be seen as a reward for making a show or film that cuts through globally.

Max Adds On-Screen Top 10 List, Using Different Method Than Netflix To Determine The Ranking

The chart will debut in the U.S. over the next week, with other countries expected to add market-specific rankings down the line. Titles must be new in order to qualify for the ranking. Series must have had a new episode hit Max within a six-week period, while movies must have debuted on the streamer within an eight-week period. The Flash is currently the number-one movie title in the U.S., while Hard Knocks: A Season with the New York Jets tops the series list.

Barry Diller Says Studios Should Split From Netflix, Amazon And Cut Deals With Guilds

IAC mogul Barry Diller thinks that the Hollywood studios need to “reorient” their businesses, and fast, or else face potential “catastrophic” consequences. The former studio executive, speaking to journalist Kara Swisher for her podcast, also expressed pessimism about the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, and suggested that the legacy Hollywood studios should split with Netflix and their tech counterparts at the AMPTP.

Netflix Renews ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ for Season 3; Neve Campbell Departing

Netflix Added 2.6M U.S. Subscribers In July

Netflix continued to add subscribers in the U.S. at a high rate in July after initiating a crackdown on password sharing in May, according to new data from research firm Antenna. The streaming giant had 2.6 million gross subscriber additions in July, the latest figures show. The company also saw the highest percentage of new sign-ups going to its advertising tier since the $7-a-month offering hit the market last November. About 23% of new subscribers opted for the ad tier, a gain of four percentage points over June levels.

Netflix Subscribers Could Be Sent As Many As 10 Bonus DVDs Before End Credits Roll On Disc Business

Alien Docuseries ‘Encounters’ Lands At Netflix From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, Boardwalk Pictures And Vice Studios

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s New Netflix Docuseries ‘Heart of Invictus’ Sets Premiere Date

The first project that Netflix greenlit after inking a mega-deal with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is finally coming. More than two years after the streamer gave the go to Heart of Invictus, the docuseries will debut Aug. 30 on Netflix. The five-part doc will follow international competitors at the Invictus Games, an international sporting event that Prince Harry founded in 2014 for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

‘Heart Of Stone’ Dominates Netflix Top 10 Film List; ‘Painkiller’ Takes No. 1 Spot Among TV Series

Streaming Prices Are Up Nearly 25% In A Year. That’s Part Of The Plan.

The average cost of watching a major ad-free streaming service is going up by nearly 25% in about a year, as entertainment giants bet that customers will either pay up or switch to their cheaper and more-lucrative ad-supported plans.

Meta’s ‘Let’s Feast Vietnam’ Reality Show Makes Netflix Debut

Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta has made an unusual inroad into Vietnam with reality show “Let’s Feast Vietnam,” which launched on Netflix this week in parts of Asia. The 10-episode “Let’s Feast Vietnam” (aka “Hành Trình K? Thú”) is part cooking competition and part-way travelogue. It also borrows something of the ‘reels’ short video feature that makes social media apps so addictive, in that contestants are required to produce video clips along their journey.

Netflix Now Streaming Video Games In UK, Canada

Could A True Streaming Bundle Be Upon Us?

The buzz about bundling has been steadily growing in TV industry circles since May, when Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav took a break from his usual mustache-twirling to lay out a case for why companies with streaming platforms needed to get on the ball and figure out a way to package their respective services together in one consumer-friendly package — a.k.a. a bundle.

‘Suits’ Breaks Its Own Nielsen Streaming Record

Netflix and Peacock have a hot commodity on their hands with Suits. The USA Network series debuted on both platforms in June and subsequently broke a Nielsen streaming record for acquired programming. Well, Suits has now broken that same record two weeks in a row after racking up 3.7 billion viewing minutes during the week of July 3-9. That’s up an impressive 17% from the previous measurement week, when the series first broke the record for most-watched acquired content in a single week with 3.1 billion minutes viewed.

‘Disenchantment’ To End With Season 5 On Netflix

Netflix Reworks Microsoft Pact, Lowers Ad Prices In Bid For Growth

The streamer asks for patience as it tries to jump-start its $6.99 a month ad tier.

Netflix Advertises For $900K-a-Year AI Product Manager to ‘Create Great Content’ While Its Writers and Actors Strike … Over AI Fears

Damning want ad surfaces just days after Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos pledges his commitment to end talent union strikes.

Netflix Stock Drops On Revenue Trends, But Some Analysts Increase Price Targets

“Patience is a virtue,” highlights one Wall Street expert as observers discuss lower-than-expected revenue trends, while others lament “mixed” results, and one speaks of “a mother of a quarter.”


Netflix’s 2Q Subscriber Growth Surges In A Sign That Crackdown On Password Sharing Is Paying Off

The video streaming service added 5.9 million subscribers during the April-June period, according to numbers released Wednesday along with its latest quarterly financial results. The gains easily surpassed the roughly 2.2 million additional subscriber that analysts surveyed by FactSet Research had anticipating. Netflix ended June with 238.4 million worldwide subscriber.

Netflix Yanks Basic Ad-Free Plan, Nudging Users To Ad-Supported Tier

Netflix continues to tinker with its subscription plans, yanking its basic $9.99 ad-free offering. That leaves its new $6.99 advertising plan, its $15.49 ad-free plan and its $19.99 premium plan, according to the streamer’s sign-in page. The move could nudge users to the cheaper ad-supported plan and doesn’t compromise the business since the vast majority of Netflix subscribers already take the $15.99 plan.

Netflix Shielded From Hollywood Strike By Global Crew, Strong Pipeline

U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Docuseries Ordered By Netflix

Ex Netflix TV Boss Cindy Holland Joins Elisabeth Murdoch And Jane Featherstone Studio

Holland, who spent nearly two decades at Netflix, replaces Stacey Snider as Global CEO of Sister. The company’s co-founder, Murdoch, called Holland a “transformational leader in the industry for many years” and said she is the “total package.”

Suspect Arrested In Long Island Serial Killings Case Depicted In Netflix ‘Lost Girls’

How Netflix Plans Total Global Domination

Nearly 20% Of U.S. Disney Plus Customers Are Now On The Ad-Supported Plan, Samba TV/Harrisx Survey Says

PTC Calls Out Warner Bros. Discovery for Promoting Smoking

The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) is calling on Warner Bros. Discovery “to stop ignoring its policy that aims to reduce or eliminate smoking and tobacco use in its shows and films, as […]

Candace Cameron Bure Denies Trying To Remove LGBTQ Character From ‘Full House’ Revival

Netflix Likely To Take Ad-Tech In-House To Enable New Formats

A year after announcing that it had chosen Microsoft as its ad-tech partner for its introduction of an ad-supported subscription tier, Netflix is preparing to build its own server in order to enable new ad formats. To better compete with Disney+, Max, Peacock and others with ad-supported options, Netflix has been talking to ad buyers about experimenting with “episodic” campaigns that would allow them to create mini-series-type ads featuring multiple, sequential spots — rather than showing the same ad repeatedly, according to a Financial Times report.

Ron DeSantis Slammed By ‘Peaky Blinders’ For Netflix Footage In Campaign Ad

Star Cillian Murphy and producers fired back at the Florida governor for using their footage in a heavily criticized anti-LGBTQ ad.

‘Sex Education’ To End With Season 4 On Netflix

Gillian Anderson Joins Kurt Sutter Western Series ‘The Abandons’ At Netflix