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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#ComicBytes: Interesting origin story of DC comics character, Lucifer Morningstar

02 Oct 2020

#ComicBytes: Interesting origin story of DC comics character, Lucifer Morningstar

If you are a fan of the Netflix series Lucifer, well sit down. I have a story for you.

This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around

25 Sep 2020

This smart speaker by Amazon can follow you around

At its mega hardware event last night, Amazon made a flurry of tempting announcements.

Gabrielle Union presents all-black 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' table read for US poll

25 Sep 2020

Gabrielle Union presents all-black 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' table read for US poll

If you like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, but are critical of the all-white cast of this '90s smash-hit sitcom, now is the time for you to enjoy it all over again.

Shahid Kapoor signs a Rs. 100 crore deal with Netflix

24 Sep 2020

Shahid Kapoor signs a Rs. 100 crore deal with Netflix

As theaters remain shuttered and future of movie business uncertain, digital platforms are showering lucrative offers upon top B-town stars.

Priyanka Chopra joins the cast for HBO Max's 'Calm' series

22 Sep 2020

Priyanka Chopra joins the cast for HBO Max's 'Calm' series

Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas as well as Hollywood star Kate Winslet are all set to join an amazing voice cast for HBO Max's upcoming series called A World Of Calm.

'The Social Dilemma': Brutal, horrifying facts for social media junkies

20 Sep 2020

'The Social Dilemma': Brutal, horrifying facts for social media junkies

How do you start talking about an invisible force that drives you from morning to night without you knowing?

'Serious Men' trailer: Street-smart Nawazuddin in Sudhir Mishra film

18 Sep 2020

'Serious Men' trailer: Street-smart Nawazuddin in Sudhir Mishra film

A fun and mystery-filled trailer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer upcoming Netflix film Serious Men is now out.

Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

16 Sep 2020

Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

Last night, Apple made major headlines with its all-new line of Apple Watch and iPads.

Why is Netflix's 'Cuties' receiving so much hatred

16 Sep 2020

Why is Netflix's 'Cuties' receiving so much hatred

It has been a disastrous start for filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, who expected that her film Cuties (when Netflix purchased its worldwide rights) would get recognition similar to the Directing Award at the Sundance Festival.

Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

14 Sep 2020

Now, you can have 'watch parties' on Facebook Messenger calls

In a bid to make virtual connections more fun and exciting, Facebook has launched a new 'Watch Together' feature inside its Messenger app.

What to expect from Emmys 2020?

13 Sep 2020

What to expect from Emmys 2020?

This year as we know it, the Emmys 2020 will be nothing close to what we had experienced before because the pandemic has stolen our right to have fun.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition televisions launched in India

07 Sep 2020

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition televisions launched in India

Expanding its line-up of smart televisions in India, Xiaomi has launched its Mi TV 4A Horizon Edition series in 32-inch and 43-inch sizes.

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

06 Sep 2020

Leading streaming services, including Netflix, adopt self-regulation code

In a major move, leading online content providers, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar, have agreed to adopt a 'universal self-regulation' code in India.

Chadwick Boseman didn't want people to "fuss over" his cancer

04 Sep 2020

Chadwick Boseman didn't want people to "fuss over" his cancer

Chadwick Boseman, the late yet unforgettable Black Panther superstar, was a private person.

Harry, Meghan strike multi-year content production deal with Netflix

03 Sep 2020

Harry, Meghan strike multi-year content production deal with Netflix

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally proved the speculations right, albeit on a grand scale.

'Grey's Anatomy' crew to return on sets for Season 17

03 Sep 2020

'Grey's Anatomy' crew to return on sets for Season 17

Your worries are set to end.

NBC's 'The Good Place' finale table read makes fans emotional

01 Sep 2020

NBC's 'The Good Place' finale table read makes fans emotional

It's a weird moment when a hit sitcom makes you cry.

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

31 Aug 2020

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

To help Indians adjust with the routine of working and studying from home, Mukesh Ambani's home broadband service JioFiber has updated its plans.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

30 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

'Masaba Masaba' review: Masaba Gupta shines in patchy Netflix series

30 Aug 2020

'Masaba Masaba' review: Masaba Gupta shines in patchy Netflix series

Masaba Masaba is a calculated risk.

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

29 Aug 2020

Delhi HC rejects plea seeking stay on 'Gunjan Saxena'

On Friday, the Delhi High Court rejected a plea seeking a stay on Netflix's Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, saying that IAF can take action against the movie if it was "aggrieved."

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

28 Aug 2020

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

Today, news in the world of entertainment was about a veteran singer's death, updates on a couple of much-awaited flicks, more goodness by Sonu Sood, and some major developments in the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death.

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

'Rising Phoenix' premieres on Netflix, honors Paralympic athletes remarkably

28 Aug 2020

'Rising Phoenix' premieres on Netflix, honors Paralympic athletes remarkably

When the world is reeling under the coronavirus crisis, Netflix has brought a narrative every 'defeated' person must watch.

Entertainment round-up: Honey Trehan, Rajesh Kumar positive for COVID-19, more

27 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Honey Trehan, Rajesh Kumar positive for COVID-19, more

On Thursday, news in the world of entertainment was about a pregnancy announcement that fans had long been waiting for, a couple of celebrities testing positive for COVID-19, and some more developments in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Netflix pulls the plug on 'Altered Carbon' for low viewership

27 Aug 2020

Netflix pulls the plug on 'Altered Carbon' for low viewership

Netflix has played devil to one of its most diverse sci-fi original shows, again.

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

27 Aug 2020

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are expecting their first child

27 Aug 2020

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are expecting their first child

Star couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are expecting their first child.

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC over Netflix's 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

26 Aug 2020

Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC over Netflix's 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

Fugitive diamond merchant Mehul Choksi on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against an upcoming Netflix docuseries.

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

25 Aug 2020

Everything that happened in the entertainment world today

Today, news in the world of entertainment was about an exciting movie announcement, a fresh trailer release, and some more developments in the ongoing investigation into Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

Sanjay Dutt to fly down to US for cancer treatment

25 Aug 2020

Sanjay Dutt to fly down to US for cancer treatment

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has gotten a visa for the United States and will soon fly down to New York to seek medical treatment, according to reports.

Elizabeth Debicki to play Diana in 'The Crown' Seasons 5-6

23 Aug 2020

Elizabeth Debicki to play Diana in 'The Crown' Seasons 5-6

Elizabeth Debicki is donning the avatar of late Princess Diana for seasons 5 and 6 of The Crown.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle working on a 'secret' script?

21 Aug 2020

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle working on a 'secret' script?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are onto something completely different from their royal lineage.

Netflix bashed for 'Cuties' poster sexualizing 11-year-olds, takes artwork down

21 Aug 2020

Netflix bashed for 'Cuties' poster sexualizing 11-year-olds, takes artwork down

Netflix is under fire for posting, what many think is, an inappropriate image showing child actors engaging in sensual dance postures from the film Cuties.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

18 Aug 2020

Gunjan Saxena's batchmate says Dharma Productions distorted facts

Retired Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan has accused the makers of Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, a biopic on former Indian Air Force officer Gunjan Saxena, of distorting facts and portraying the IAF in a negative light.

'This is Us 5' to focus on pandemic, racial attacks

18 Aug 2020

'This is Us 5' to focus on pandemic, racial attacks

Family drama series This is Us is going to level up its emotional journey with a focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

'Money Heist 5' expectations: Brace for surprises as it ends

17 Aug 2020

'Money Heist 5' expectations: Brace for surprises as it ends

Haven't watched Money Heist yet?

'The Matrix' is a veiled trans allegory: Co-director Lilly Wachowski

16 Aug 2020

'The Matrix' is a veiled trans allegory: Co-director Lilly Wachowski

The Matrix is a true trans allegory.

Second Time Lucky: Dwayne Johnson becomes world's highest paid actor

16 Aug 2020

Second Time Lucky: Dwayne Johnson becomes world's highest paid actor

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has won the bout again.