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    Netflix continues to shine in the pandemic, hits 203 mn subscribers

    The streaming television leader added some 8.5 million paid subscribers in the quarter.

    The ride ends here: BMW discontinues Netflix-for-cars service

    Porsche, on the other hand, says its own subscriptions are soaring.

    Netflix to release 'The Girl on The Train' starring Parineeti Chopra on February 26

    It's an official remake of the 2016 thriller which featured actor Emily Blunt.

    Delhi HC refuses to stay release of Netflix movie 'The White Tiger' over copyright violation

    Not a single reason was shown to approach the court less than 24 hours before the film's release.

    Kapil Sharma set to make his digital debut on Netflix

    It is unclear whether the project is a comedy special, series or film.

    'The White Tiger' to drop on Netflix on January 22; new trailer out

    The film stars Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao.

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas fought for involvement in 'The White Tiger'

    When Priyanka Chopra Jonas heard one of her favorite books was getting made into a movie, she said she knew that she had to get involved to follow her dream of telling more South Asian stories.Priyanka Chopra Jonas fought for involvement in 'The White Tiger'

    Scrolling through Twitter led Priyanka Chopra Jonas to 'The White Tiger' film

    Based on Aravind Adiga's novel, the film will hit Netflix on Friday.

    PVR predicts return of big bang releases, hopes 'Master' will be a case study for producers

    The company reported a loss of Rs 491 mn in the 3 months ended Dec.

    These $4,400, crystal-encrusted sneakers are the pandemic's stilettos

    Demand for designer shoes last year slid 21% globally.

    'Godzilla vs Kong' set to release 2 months early on March 26

    The film was previously slated to hit theatres and HBO Max on May 21.

    Delhi HC calls Mehul Choksi's plea to pre-screen 'Bad Boy Billionaires' an academic exercise

    The court said there was no urgency in the matter, the view supported by Netflix.

    Sanjay Dutt's 'Torbaaz' to drop on Netflix on Dec 11

    The film, directed by Girish Malik, also stars Rahul Dev and Nargis Fakhri.

    Bhavin Turakhia sets reminders to keep a check on screen time

    The Flock boss works on 3 monitors simultaneously at his home office.

    Netflix scores with StreamFest in India as global subscriber base crosses 200 million

    Netflix’s operating profit grew 76% year-on-year to $4.6 billion in 2020 on the back of $25 billion in annual revenue, as online content consumption surged amid the pandemic.

    Netflix keeps growing in pandemic, tops 200 mn subscribers

    Paid membership increased 23 percent in the final quarter of 2020 when compared with the same period a year earlier, but average revenue per membership was flat, according to the Silicon Valley based company.

    Bizarre: Raamdeo Agrawal on valuations of stocks like Tesla and Netflix

    Raamdeo Agrawal was talking about companies like Netflix and Tesla that have blown billions in acquiring customers. The market valuation of Tesla is more than the combined valuation of the next nine largest auto companies.

    The perception of entertainment changes, short films come of age during the pandemic

    Today, production houses spend around Rs 2.5-Rs 3 lakh on a short film.

    Netflix's ‘Delhi Crime’ bags International Emmy Awards for ‘Best Drama Series’

    In one of the proud moments for India, Netflix series ‘Delhi Crime’ won the ‘Best Drama Series’ category at 48th International Emmy Awards on the night of November 23. The official Twitter handle of ‘International Emmy Awards’ announced the news. The crime-thriller ‘Delhi Crime’ is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case. The seven-episode series has a terrific cast of Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal and Adil Hussain in key roles. Delighted with the win, actor Shefali Shah also expressed her joy on her Twitter handle. ‘Delhi Crime’ was first aired on OTT platform, Netflix on March 22, 2019 and is directed by Richie Mehta. Netflix's ‘Delhi Crime’ bags International Emmy Awards for ‘Best Drama Series’

    Wall Street closes at record highs as Netflix jumps, Biden inaugurated

    Shares of the world's largest streaming service Netflix surged 16.85% after the company said it would no longer need to borrow billions of dollars to finance its TV shows and movies.

    Anil Kapoor, Netflix offer apologies after Indian Air Force raises objection to 'AK vs AK'

    Actor Anil Kapoor has apologised for unintentionally hurting sentiments of the Indian Air Force (IAF) after the organisation raised objection to certain scenes featuring the actor in his upcoming OTT film, AK vs AK. Earlier in the day, the IAF took to Twitter to express displeasure over Kapoor wearing a wrong uniform and using abusive language in the film, urging the streaming platform Netflix to remove the scenes with the discrepancies. Kapoor tweeted a video to apologise and explain his stance on the matter.Anil Kapoor, Netflix offer apologies after Indian Air Force raises objection to 'AK vs AK'

    Kajol's 'Tribhanga' to have a digital release, will drop on Netflix in January

    Directed by Renuka Shahane, the film marks Kajol's digital debut.

    Mass lockdown, Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' 'spectacular' for chess, says Vishwanathan Anand

    Anand said technology had brought about deep changes for chess.

    The funny side? Judd Apatow to direct pandemic comedy for Netflix

    Apatow will direct the film from a script he will co-write with 'South Park' scribe Pam Brady.

    Netflix says always presented 'The Crown' as a drama, rejects calls to add disclaimer

    Questions of historical fidelity weren't a major issue during earlier seasons of the show.

    George Clooney busts the myth about not-getting-married till he met Amal, and Obama coming 'to his senses'

    The actor also talks about the pandemic, Hollywood’s new streaming era and the outgoing president.

    Millie Bobby Brown to headline, executive produce Netflix film 'Damsel'

    The film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau.

    'The Crown' should carry fiction warning, says UK minister; asks Netflix to give clarity

    Those close to the royal family fear that fabricated scenes are hurting the monarchy.

    Big win for India! Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' bags top prize at International Emmy Awards 2020

    Hussain took to Twitter and congratulated the entire team for the win.

    'Godzilla vs Kong' may get a digital release, sources say Netflix offered $200 mn to producers

    The fourth instalment in the rebooted franchise is slated to be released next year.

    Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' sparks chess frenzy, websites register millions of new players

    Worldwide, Google reported searches for "chess" are at their highest level in 14 years.

    'A Suitable Boy' row: MP police books two Netflix officials over temple kissing scenes

    Rakesh Kumar Singh told reporters that the FIR has been registered and further investigation is underway.

    MP govt orders probe into temple kissing scenes in the Netflix series 'A Suitable Boy'

    The minister also hinted at taking legal action against the makers of the series.

    Henry Cavill injures leg while shooting for Season 2 of 'The Witcher'

    The actor will be off the production for some time.

    Documentary on singer Shawn Mendes will come to Netflix in November

    'In Wonder' will start streaming days ahead of the release of his fourth album 'Wonder' on Dec 4.

    Season 3 of 'Narcos: Mexico' will return on Netflix without Diego Luna

    The series showrunner Eric Newman will exit after five seasons.

    Netflix, Ubisoft join hands to create series on 'Assassin's Creed'

    The two companies are currently searching for a showrunner.

    ‘AK vs AK’ flies into turbulence, IAF not too pleased with ‘uniform, language shown’

    The Indian Air Force has demanded the ‘withdrawal’ of some scenes.

    ETMGS 2021 Day 3: Valuations of stocks like Tesla and Netflix very strange, says Raamdeo Agrawal

    NEW DELHI: Veteran investor Raamdeo Agrawal, chairman & co-founder of Motilal Oswal Financial Services, finds the valuations of stocks like Tesla and Netflix very strange.“Today there is euphoria. Clearly, there is too much optimism riding. In giving valuations, This is bizarre,” said Agrawal while speaking at ETMarkets Global Summit.The virtual event, which kicked off on Jan 21 at The session was moderated by Roshi Jain of Franklin Templeton MF.ETMGS 2021 Day 3: Valuations of stocks like Tesla and Netflix very strange, says Raamdeo Agrawal

    India has highest viewership of films on Netflix globally

    The pandemic-induced lockdown further accelerated the consumption of services like online video and music streaming in the country.

    Zee5 taps former Netflix executive Nimisha Pandey to head Hindi Originals

    Pandey, who assumed the officer on Monday, will report to Punit Misra, President - Content and International Markets, ZEE. Prior to Zee5, Pandey was associated with Netflix as the Director for International Originals.

    Netflix’s Reed Hastings collects $225 million in stock sale

    Hastings has collected enough cash in 2020 to produce all four seasons of “The Crown,” all six seasons of “Peaky Blinders” or the equivalent of about 4.7 million annual Netflix subscriptions.

    Series adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy' to premiere on Netflix on October 23

    Director Mira Nair will make her TV debut with the drama.

    Nourish Organics founder wants to travel to the mountains and feel the breeze

    The pandemic has made less seem more, feels Seema Jindal Jajodia.

    Choksi plea to pre-screen Netflix series academic exercise, says Delhi High Court

    Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for Netflix, said there was only a two-minute reference to Choksi, as the uncle of Nirav Modi, in the entire series and no case of violation of the fundamental right to a fair trial was made out.

    Season 2 of Netflix's coming-of-age series ‘Never Have I Ever' to start filming in November

    The series was handed a second 10-part run by the streamer in July.

    'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe accused of inhumane treatment, improper handling of endangered species

    The complaint accuses the Lowes of violating the Endangered Species Act.

    Deconstructing the moral dilemma in Netflix docudrama film ‘The Social Dilemma’

    When the film finally ends, you wonder, ‘How do I un-Google all the idiotic things I’ve Googled?’.

    Blackpink documentary set for Netflix premier on October 14

    The film will culminate with the K-pop band's historic 2019 performance at Coachella.

    Setback for Netflix, SC refuses to entertain plea in 'Bad Boy Billionaires' case; Sahara files criminal complaint against Netflix

    The streaming platform had reached the apex court after a Bihar court restraint order on using Subrata Roy's name.

    Netflix opposes Mehul Choksi's appeal seeking preview of 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

    The video-streaming company said that Choksi was fully aware of the series.

    Netflix's free weekend access to roll out in December

    There will be a cap on how many people will be able to access Netflix for free, although the company didn't disclose any specific number

    'Diana' to bypass Broadway and drop on Netflix

    The cast and crew will reunite in an empty theater to perform the musical for cameras and put the finished product on the digital platform.

    India's Star may help Disney outshine Netflix in online streaming

    Indian TV brand Star is set to play a pivotal role in reaching Disney’s new awe-inspiring projection of at least 300 million total streaming subscribers globally within three years.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Serious Men' to get a Netflix release on October 2

    The movie is based on a 2010 novel of the same name by Manu Joseph.

    Production of 'The Witcher 2' halts after multiple Covid-positive cases

    This is the second time filming had to pause on the second season.

    Netflix gets in trouble over controversial film 'Cuties' again, faces indictment in Texas

    Netflix said the charge was 'without merit' and that it stands by the film.

    Netflix has 'no plans' to add disclaimer to 'The Crown'

    The fourth season of "The Crown", which started streaming from November 15, generated headlines for chronicling the romance and tumultuous marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

    Netflix releases all episodes of ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ except B Ramalinga Raju's

    The series was out after Bihar Court had vacated stay on its release.

    Netizens outraged over film 'Cuties', trend #CancelNetflix on Twitter after streaming platform's apology

    Netflix also said it apologized for having used "inappropriate" images.

    Govt drawing up broad guidelines for OTT censorship in India

    The I&B ministry, which had rejected the self-regulation framework proposed by IAMAI in September last year, is working on specific legislative changes for OTT censorship in India.

    Designer Monisha Jaising can’t wait to go for a run without a mask

    The designer is looking forward to a relaxed swim followed by a 2-hour-long body massage.

    View: Less Is more when it comes to streaming regulation in India

    In this bleak landscape, a rare glimmer of hope is offered by one vertical in media and entertainment – the online streaming services aka digital platforms aka OTT players – that opened up a world of entertainment when we needed it the most.

    Adam Sandler will headline space drama based on Jaroslav Kalfar's 'Spaceman of Bohemia'

    The Netflix project will be helmed by Johan Renk, the director of the acclaimed 'Chernobyl' mini-series.

    'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' final season will premiere on December 31

    The last season of the show will have eight episodes of one hour each.

    Netflix to absorb equalisation levy; not passing the charge on consumers

    India has brought in a new regulation effective April 1 whereby the 2% tax is levied on any purchase by an Indian or India-based entity through an overseas digital platform.

    The inside story of Brian Acton's exit from WhatsApp, and why he wants people to shift to Signal

    Like most companies that were founded at the time, Acton says WhatsApp was initially a shot in the dark.

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas begins shooting for Amazon series 'Citadel', directed by Russo brothers

    The actress recently wrapped shooting of rom-com feature film 'Text For You'.

    Going Viral: Keeping up with trends of the pandemic

    Online video content saw a spike in consumption among Millennials and Gen Z. Netflix ended 2020 with over 200 mn paid subscribers, including 37 mn new ones, a 22% increase from 2019. Its revenue for the fourth quarter rose to $6.64 bn, against $5.47 bn a year ago.

    'Bad Boy Billionaires' row: No relief for Netflix, Patna HC asks streaming service to approach local court

    The HC has directed the lower court to decide the injunction moved by Sahara India within 2 weeks of filing.

    Wall St Week Ahead: Tech shares could retake market reins as earnings heat up

    After leading markets higher for most of 2020, technology-related stocks took a backseat late last year to so-called value or cyclical plays, whose businesses are expected to gain the most from the economic revival promised by vaccines against COVID-19.

    Mehul Choksi evading trial, 'Bad Boy Billionaires' won't impact his 'fair' trial: Netflix to Delhi HC

    The Netflix lawyer described Choksi’s offer to join the investigation as 'magnanimous'.

    Web series row: MP police books two Netflix officials

    They are booked by Rewa police on a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Gaurav Tiwari who demanded apology from Netflix and makers of the series, and removal of "objectionable scenes", which he stated were also "encouraging love jihad".

    ‘Tandav’, 'Mirzapur' controversy seen hurting India’s creative dream

    “This is the beginning of the end of the dream of Indian content creators to make shows that can travel globally,” says a top director, who requested to remain unnamed.

    Musical 'The Prom', directed by Ryan Murphy, to get a Netflix premiere in December

    Shooting for the movie was almost complete when the lockdown was announced.

    Ahead of Market: 12 things that will decide stock action on Thursday

    Manish Hathiramani, proprietary index trader and technical analyst at Deen Dayal Investments said, “We should now be headed to 14,800-14,900. Good support has been created at 14,200. Keeping that as a stop level, traders can time their long positions in the Nifty. A buy on dips strategy would be a prudent approach."

    Asian shares hit a record high after Yellen calls for big spending

    US President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office on Wednesday, last week laid out a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal to boost the economy and speed up the distribution of vaccines.

    Stimulus plans fuel Biden trade, but Wall Street wonders if it can continue

    Overall, the broad S&P 500 has rallied nearly 13 per cent since the Nov. 3 presidential election, with gains concentrated in sectors expected to benefit the most from policy shifts expected under a Biden administration.

    Asian shares hit a record high after Yellen calls for big spending

    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office on Wednesday, last week laid out a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal to boost the economy and speed up the distribution of vaccines.

    Series based on Masaba Gupta's real-life to premiere on Netflix on Aug 28

    'Masaba Masaba' will also foray back into the fashion designer's dating world.

    Madhya Pradesh government will file case against makers of 'Tandav', says State Home Minister

    The makers of "Tandav" series, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, on Monday apologised "unconditionally" if they had unintentionally hurt the sentiments of the people.

    Singer Alicia Keys to produce Netflix's new untitled romantic comedy

    The movie will feature actors Christina Milian, Jay Pharoah, and Sinqua Walls in the lead.

    Netflix to pilot free weekend-long access in India

    Netflix has been conducting various pricing experiments in India and several parts of the world over the past year or so, in a bid to broaden its user base while retaining its premium offering

    Asia shares pare losses as China GDP pips forecasts

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan trimmed losses and were off 0.2%, having hit a string of record peaks in recent weeks. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.8% and away from a 30-year high.

    India among fastest growing markets; will continue to invest in local content, expanding reach: Amazon Prime Video

    APV, which has recently partnered with Airtel to bring a mobile-only plan (a global first) for Indian users, competes with platforms like Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Zee5 and others in the country.

    Netflix India puts 'Bad Boy Billionaires' on hold following Bihar court order

    Last week, the Araria district court in Bihar ordered a stay on the release of the docu-series.

    Netflix launches user interface in Hindi, will be available on mobile, TV and web

    Netflix users outside India will also have the option to switch their user interface to Hindi.

    StepSetGo boss, an avid gamer, can't wait to get his hands on the new PS5

    Shivjeet Ghatge said his laptop and mobile play a crucial role in day-to-day functioning.

    Netflix rolls out new playback speed feature to Android users

    The streaming service provider will test this feature on iOS and web browsers soon.

    Tourism Australia's India boss took over daughter’s study desk for a functional WFH set-up

    Nishant Kashikar installed a charging station at the desk to get his work day going.

    'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' to get a Netflix premiere on September 18

    The movie features Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar in key roles.

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas's memoir 'Unfinished' will hit the bookshelves on February 9

    The memoir will take readers through the actress' life experiences.

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