Netflix

Netflix is an over-the-top (OTT) media service, which means its content is directly available to viewers via Internet streaming. An extremely popular entertainment medium, Netflix currently clocks in some stunning 183mn paid subscribers. Established in 1997, this California-headquartered media giant spread out their business internationally 13 years later, starting their services in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Apart from the US, Netflix also has offices in Brazil, Netherlands, India, Japan and South Korea. Further, like Amazon Prime, it’s not available in Mainland China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and Crimea. In 2013, Netflix entered the content-production industry through the gripping political drama House of Cards. And since then, they have donned a rather active role as a producer and distributor of films and TV series.

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'Money Heist 5': Did Pedro Alonso aka Berlin finish shooting?

15 Apr 2021

'Money Heist 5': Did Pedro Alonso aka Berlin finish shooting?

Money Heist is one of the most popular shows today, with viewers remaining hooked to its interesting storyline, complex main characters, and of course Bella Ciao.

Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 release date announced

15 Apr 2021

Netflix's 'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 release date announced

Season two of Mindy Kaling's hit coming of age comedy-drama, Never Have I Ever, is slated to release in July this year.

Netflix renews Regal drama 'Bridgerton' for Seasons 3 and 4

14 Apr 2021

Netflix renews Regal drama 'Bridgerton' for Seasons 3 and 4

While we await the release of the second season of Bridgerton, news suggests that Netflix has already renewed the show for two more seasons.

'Searching For Sheela' trailer: Documentary strives to unveil 'real' Sheela

12 Apr 2021

'Searching For Sheela' trailer: Documentary strives to unveil 'real' Sheela

The Netflix documentary on Ma Anand Sheela, Searching For Sheela, the former personal assistant of self-styled godman Bhagwan Rajneesh (Osho) is all set to drop later this month.

Netflix paid a stellar $30mn for Kanye West documentary series?

10 Apr 2021

Netflix paid a stellar $30mn for Kanye West documentary series?

A documentary series covering over two decades of the life of American rapper Kanye West is set to drop on Netflix this year.

Catch Sony's 'Spider-Man,' 'Venom,' 'Jumanji' on Netflix, but conditions apply

09 Apr 2021

Catch Sony's 'Spider-Man,' 'Venom,' 'Jumanji' on Netflix, but conditions apply

Netflix has expanded its library even further.

#MalwareAlert: Fake Netflix-like app spreads malware via WhatsApp

08 Apr 2021

#MalwareAlert: Fake Netflix-like app spreads malware via WhatsApp

Check Point Research (CPR) discovered a new malware on the Google Play Store that was disguised as "FlixOnline."

Harry, Meghan's first Netflix project will be on Invictus Games

07 Apr 2021

Harry, Meghan's first Netflix project will be on Invictus Games

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are all set to produce their first Netflix project.

Charles Sobhraj's 77th birthday: Interesting facts about the Bikini Killer

06 Apr 2021

Charles Sobhraj's 77th birthday: Interesting facts about the Bikini Killer

The infamous serial killer Hotchand Bhawnani Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj, better known as Charles Sobhraj, turns 77 today.

'To All The Boys' spinoff Netflix TV series being planned

04 Apr 2021

'To All The Boys' spinoff Netflix TV series being planned

A spinoff TV series of the To All the Boys films is in early development at Netflix.

'The Big Day: Collection-2' trailer shows weddings would get grander

02 Apr 2021

'The Big Day: Collection-2' trailer shows weddings would get grander

The second installment of the Netflix show, The Big Day, is here, with the makers recently dropping its trailer.

'Knives Out' sequels land at Netflix in $450mn deal

02 Apr 2021

'Knives Out' sequels land at Netflix in $450mn deal

It seems Knives Out is all set to become a full-fledged franchise.

'Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi' team upset with 'Pagglait' over similarities

31 Mar 2021

'Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi' team upset with 'Pagglait' over similarities

The team of Seema Pahwa's Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi is reportedly unhappy with the Sanya Malhotra-starrer Pagglait over its similarities with their film.

Netflix turning Keanu Reeves comic book 'BRZRKR' into film, anime

24 Mar 2021

Netflix turning Keanu Reeves comic book 'BRZRKR' into film, anime

Netflix has given a go-ahead to two new projects with actor Keanu Reeves based on his comic book, BRZRKR - A live-action film as well as an anime spin-off series.

Has 'Bridgerton' Season-2 started filming or not? Fans are confused

21 Mar 2021

Has 'Bridgerton' Season-2 started filming or not? Fans are confused

Bridgerton fans are a confused lot right now!

Bollywood is obsessed with being young, says Pooja Bhatt

21 Mar 2021

Bollywood is obsessed with being young, says Pooja Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt thinks Bollywood is obsessed with being young and ageless, and is "terrified of mortality."

Ryan Gosling-Chris Evans' 'The Gray Man' starts production

18 Mar 2021

Ryan Gosling-Chris Evans' 'The Gray Man' starts production

Highly-anticipated Netflix drama The Gray Man has finally begun shooting.

Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi to star in Sriram Raghavan's next

18 Mar 2021

Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi to star in Sriram Raghavan's next

Actors Rajkummar Rao and Huma Qureshi are reportedly teaming up for Sriram Raghavan's next film, Monica O My Darling. The film will release on Netflix.

Vir Das joins Judd Apatow's pandemic movie 'The Bubble'

17 Mar 2021

Vir Das joins Judd Apatow's pandemic movie 'The Bubble'

Actor-comedian Vir Das has joined the cast of Hollywood filmmaker Judd Apatow's film The Bubble.

Sobhita Dhulipala bags Hollywood project, Dev Patel is the director

17 Mar 2021

Sobhita Dhulipala bags Hollywood project, Dev Patel is the director

Made in Heaven actress Sobhita Dhulipala is thrilled to be starring in Monkey Man, a Hollywood movie directed by actor Dev Patel, famous for his roles in the Slumdog Millionaire and Lion.

Netflix acquires worldwide rights for Dev Patel's 'Monkey Man'

15 Mar 2021

Netflix acquires worldwide rights for Dev Patel's 'Monkey Man'

Streaming giant Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Dev Patel's much anticipated directorial debut Monkey Man.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google demands its pound of flesh, and more

13 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Google demands its pound of flesh, and more

Google has amply demonstrated there is no such thing as free lunch with its payments app. After getting people accustomed to its convenience, Google Pay will soon monetize users' transaction data.

Netflix cracks down on password sharing on a trial basis

12 Mar 2021

Netflix cracks down on password sharing on a trial basis

As it turns out, Netflix supports socialism only through its content. But when it comes to its business, Netflix isn't too happy about having the means of entertainment shared liberally.

Netflix told to stop airing 'Bombay Begums' over kids' portrayal

12 Mar 2021

Netflix told to stop airing 'Bombay Begums' over kids' portrayal

Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava, whose Lipstick Under My Burkha, had become the center of a massive row, sparking conversations around women's liberation, has once again invited criticism. This time Bombay Begums, which is streaming on Netflix, is hogging the limelight.

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more

04 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more

Nothing drives innovation more than your consumer base waking up and saying no to the abuse. At least, that seems to be why Facebook has been adding new and shiny features at an impressive rate.

Netflix releases Fast Laughs, a TikTok-rivaling short video feature

04 Mar 2021

Netflix releases Fast Laughs, a TikTok-rivaling short video feature

Noticing its audience's decreasing attention span and the success of short-video platforms like TikTok, Netflix has now created a similar feature.

Taylor Swift bashes 'Ginny & Georgia' for outdated sexist joke

04 Mar 2021

Taylor Swift bashes 'Ginny & Georgia' for outdated sexist joke

Taylor Swift and her ardent fans are furious over the Netflix show Ginny & Georgia.

Regé-Jean Page joins Russo Brothers' Netflix thriller 'The Gray Man'

04 Mar 2021

Regé-Jean Page joins Russo Brothers' Netflix thriller 'The Gray Man'

Bridgerton breakout star Regé-Jean Page has joined the star-studded cast of the Netflix thriller The Gray Man.

Will Smith's new docuseries harps on America's birth of citizenship

01 Mar 2021

Will Smith's new docuseries harps on America's birth of citizenship

Don't sleep on Amend: The Fight for America.

'I Care A Lot': Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage lock horns

28 Feb 2021

'I Care A Lot': Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage lock horns

It doesn't matter which country you belong to.

Netflix orders 'Terminator' anime, series to expand parent franchise

28 Feb 2021

Netflix orders 'Terminator' anime, series to expand parent franchise

Skynet is coming to steal your sleep with futuristic robots in an anime format now.

Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

28 Feb 2021

Netflix to pump in $500mn for Korean content this year

Netflix is steadily spreading its branches.

'Emily In Paris' makers bribed their way to Golden Globe?

25 Feb 2021

'Emily In Paris' makers bribed their way to Golden Globe?

Paramount Network and Netflix's show Emily in Paris have recently come under media scrutiny because of a claim made by a Los Angeles Times report.

Netflix blends supernatural events and Sherlock Holmes with 'The Irregulars'

24 Feb 2021

Netflix blends supernatural events and Sherlock Holmes with 'The Irregulars'

Netflix is coming up with an unusual rendition of Sherlock Holmes, the hugely popular British sleuth.

Netflix mobile will automatically download recommended content for offline viewing

23 Feb 2021

Netflix mobile will automatically download recommended content for offline viewing

On Monday, Netflix announced a new Downloads For You feature for its Android and iOS applications. The streaming giant will automatically download recommended TV shows and movies based on your taste.

'Money Heist' returning with Season 5, fans speculate about ending

22 Feb 2021

'Money Heist' returning with Season 5, fans speculate about ending

Netflix is gearing up to release the fifth instalment of its widely popular series, Money Heist, sometime this summer.

'JoJo' spin-off limited series on Kishibe Rohan arrives on Netflix

21 Feb 2021

'JoJo' spin-off limited series on Kishibe Rohan arrives on Netflix

Yare yare daze!

'The Dig' review: Soothing, moving drama of humanity at war

21 Feb 2021

'The Dig' review: Soothing, moving drama of humanity at war

You actually take the time out to watch any film that has Ralph Fiennes in it.

'Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page joins star-studded 'Dungeons & Dragons' film

18 Feb 2021

'Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page joins star-studded 'Dungeons & Dragons' film

Current Hollywood heartthrob Regé-Jean Page has been lapped up to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. He has landed the lead role.

Now Netflix is working on new documentary on Britney Spears

18 Feb 2021

Now Netflix is working on new documentary on Britney Spears

Framing Britney Spears, released last week on FX and FX on Hulu, created quite a stir among fans and celebrities. In fact, Justin Timberlake had to apologize for "failing Britney Spears," after receiving massive backlash.