‘Hear it from us’: Netflix documentary about British royals Harry and Meghan is set to premiere

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – “When the stakes are this high, doesn’t it make more sense to hear from us?” said Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in a trailer released on Thursday for a Netflix documentary series about Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife. The first clip from the long-awaited documentary was released ahead of the … Read more

Judi Dench says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ uses ‘rough sensationalism’

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British actress Judi Dench has asked Netflix to add a disclaimer to the royal drama “The Crown”, joining a chorus of criticizing the fictional storyline of the series. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said as the award-winning show nears its present day “more and … Read more

Judi Dench says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ uses ‘crude sensationalism’

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British actress Judi Dench has called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama “The Crown”, joining a chorus of voices criticising the series’ fictionalised storylines. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said as the award-winning show approached present times “the more freely it … Read more

Netflix targets global TV ad market as next business to disrupt

Streaming giant bets on new, 30% cheaper ad-backed service Global TV advertising market estimated to be worth $153 bln ‘Great move’ in inflationary environment – consultant Ad-supported service to launch in U.S., 11 other markets in Nov Oct 19 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) upended the global entertainment industry about a dozen years ago with … Read more

Forecast Netflix in focus as streaming pioneer will roll out ad-supported tier

Oct 17 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc subscriber growth forecast () will be in focus when it reports third-quarter results on Tuesday, with the streaming pioneer set to roll out ad-supported plans to better compete with competitors such as Disney+ and HBO Max. Last week, Netflix said it would launch the package in November for $6.99 … Read more

French TV shares slump after merger to challenge Netflix collapse

A view shows the headquarters of French television group M6 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/File Photo Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS/MILAN, Sep 19 (Reuters) – The collapse of a deal to form a French TV giant to challenge US streaming services like Netflix (NFLX.O) … Read more

French broadcaster gives up anti-Netflix merger deal

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS, Sep 16 (Reuters) – France’s two largest private broadcasters, M6 Group (MMTP.PA) and TF1 (TFFP.PA), scrapped their planned merger to fend off a resurgence of US streaming platforms, saying antitrust demands made the deal irrelevant. If successful, the deal would change the landscape of … Read more

Ubisoft CEO says still open to other partners after Tencent deal

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, speaks on stage during the Ubisoft E3 conference at the Orpheum theater in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List ‘We can do whatever we want,’ says the founding CEO Ubisoft to make three mobile games with Netflix The … Read more

Netflix agrees to show ‘Bardo’ in American theaters

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List VENICE, Sep 1 (Reuters) – In a break from its normal business model, US streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) has agreed to screen Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film in US and Mexican theaters before moving it online. “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of … Read more

Analysis: Is Netflix’s jealousy over in Hollywood? Not too

The Netflix logo is displayed on a TV screen in this illustration taken on May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Illustration/Photo File Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List August 11 (Reuters) – During a earnings period that appears to signal an end to the Netflix envy, Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) is restoring hope … Read more