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Tag: Netflix

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YouTube music to auto download 500 songs for users

San Francisco: With an extended offline mixtape feature, YouTube Music would now automatically download up to 500 songs based on users’ likes and listening history for offline listening. This new version of the mixtape feature is called ‘smart downloads’ and the selection would download songs from users’ Liked Songs playlist, other favourite playlists and albums, […]

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Airtel Brings Exciting Benefits For Its Customers! Check Surprise Offers Now

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunications services provider, has re-launched its flagship customer program – #AirtelThanks. Continuing on Airtel’s strategy of winning with quality customers, the new enhanced program is designed to deliver exclusive rewards. New #AirtelThanks – Enhanced program with Silver, Gold, Platinum tiers. Benefits offered customized to each customer, and higher tiers keep opening […]

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OTT services beat TV in customer satisfaction in India

New Delhi: Streaming video-on-demand services have beaten TV in customer satisfaction in India as the country is at the third spot (52 per cent) when it comes to pay for content, after China and Brazil, a new report said on Friday. Germany-based data research firm Statista, in its Digital Economy Outlook, said that Amazon tops […]

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US suicide rates spike after Netflix's '13 Reasons Why'

Washington: Since the March 2017 premier of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” about a teenage girls suicide, US health experts said that it glamorised the topic for some young people and led to an increase in suicide rates in the country. The new study, posted on Monday by the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, […]

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How binge-watching on Netflix can change your worldview

New York: If you wait for the weekend to watch multiple episodes of the popular Netflix shows that portray violence, chances are you may see the world as meaner than it really is – a phenomenon known as “mean world syndrome”, suggests new research. For the study, the researchers from Boston University College of Communication […]

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Hotstar heats up OTT game in India

New Delhi: In a country where sports and films are prime attractions, the VIVO IPL 2019 has driven the reach of OTT platform Hotstar to an unprecedented 267 million viewers, which is way more than the 148 million global subscriber base of streaming giant Netflix. Hotstar has reshaped not just the Indian Premiere League (IPL) […]

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Netflix amps up India slate with 10 new original films

Mumbai: Continuing its investment in Indian content, global streaming giant Netflix on Monday announced a slate of 10 new original films, across a range of genres and subjects. With these additions, a total of 15 new original Indian films — including previously announced titles “Music Teacher”, “Cobalt Blue”, “Chopsticks”, “Upstarts” and “Bulbul” — will be available […]

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Netflix CEO Hastings departs from Facebook Board

San Francisco: Facebook, which is reportedly spending $1 billion on producing original content, has announced that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not rejoin the company’s board as a director. Peggy Alford, currently senior vice president of Core Markets for PayPal, will be nominated to join the board of directors, Facebook said on Friday. Alford will […]

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Netflix intensifies OTT price war in India

New Delhi: The price war among various OTT players in India has intensified, with content streaming leader Netflix experimenting a weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65 a month in the country. Netflix is also charging Rs 250 per month for mobile users but it still costs more than Amazon Prime which costs Rs 129 a […]

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Netflix offering weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65

New Delhi: Content streaming platform Netflix is experimenting a weekly mobile-only plan for Rs 65 — the lowest ever cost it has offered its services in, exclusively in India. The mobile-only plan allows users to watch content on just one smartphone or tablet screen at a time, according to media reports last week. The new plans […]

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Netflix withdraws support for Apple AirPlay

San Francisco: Netflix has suddenly withdrawn support for Apple’s AirPlay, a feature that let people watching Netflix on their iPads and iPhones to instantly play the content on their TVs, the media reported. The move came as a shock to may fans as Netflix for iOS had been supporting AirPlay since 2013. The news comes […]

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Streaming this fall: Apple TV+, gaming service

Cupertino: Taking Netflix, Amazon Prime and hordes of video streaming giants head on, Apple on Monday announced the much-awaited Apple TV+ that will stream highest-quality original TV shows, movies and documentaries across genre. The on-demand subscription service will come in over 100 countries this fall with a brand new programming from the world’s celebrated artists […]

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Netflix to cater to big appetite for Indian content

New Delhi: Indians’ appetite for local content on streaming sites is growing and Netflix is giving exactly what its members from the country want – India original content. “There has been tremendous traction… Everyone has been talking about ‘Lust Stories’ and ‘Sacred Games’. We have ‘Delhi Crime’ coming out this week. So, there’s lots that’s […]

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John Cena to star in Jason Bateman's action-comedy

Los Angeles: Actor-wrestler John Cena has been roped in an an untitled action-comedy movie that Jason Bateman will direct and produce for Netflix. The project re-teams Bateman with “Game Night” writer Mark Perez, who is scripting. The project centres on a family stuck in an old abandoned movie studio where the sets come to life, […]

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'Baahubali: Before the Beginning' shooting to kick-off in December

Mumbai: SS Rajamouli’s magnum-opus ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ really set high standards for the Indian film industry. History is likely to be revisited, as actor Rahul Bose, who was last seen in “Vishwaroopam II”, has said that he will start shooting for “Baahubali: Before the Beginning” in December. He was interacting with […]

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Obscene video content: Netflix, Amazon Prime sued

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre’s response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further hearing on February 8. The […]

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Digital platform would've magnified 'Hum Aapke...' reach, says Madhuri

Singapore: Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene says if her 1992 film “Hum Aapke Hai Koun” released two decades later on the digital giant Netflix, it would have have been watched by even more people. Madhuri was here for Netflix’s “See What’s Next: Asia”. The actress is making her debut on Netflix with her Marathi production titled […]

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'Game of Thrones' wins big at Emmy Awards

Los Angeles: “Game of Thrones” had the biggest haul, with nine awards, at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards here. It also won the best drama Emmy for the third time in the past four years. For Netflix, the 2018 Emmys represented a triumph. But the result came as a relief to HBO, which can now […]

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Chris Hemsworth to star in India-set thriller 'Dhaka'

Los Angeles: Actor Chris Hemsworth has been roped in for India-set kidnap drama “Dhaka”, which will mark directorial debut of Sam Hargrave. Hargrave has graduated from being Chris Evans’ stunt double in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to fight and stunt coordinator in “Captain America: Civil War”, to holding those jobs plus some second unit […]

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Netflix launches official trailer of 'Lust Stories'

Mumbai: Four Indian filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee — each known for their unique style — have come together for the anthology “Lust Stories”, which will be out on Netflix next month. They are happy to associate with an “empowered platform”, which allows their creativity to be showcased far and […]

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Netflix threatens not to bring any titles to Cannes film fest

Los Angeles: Online streaming giant Netflix has reportedly threatened not to bring any titles to the Cannes Film Festival after festival director Thierry Fremaux said he won’t screen any films from the platform in competition. The situation is said to be fluid, and a final decision won’t be made until Cannes announces its official line-up […]

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Netflix announces 'Lust Stories': Here's the detail

Mumbai: Online streaming app Netflix announced a new original titled “Lust Stories”, a combination of four short stories directed by Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibaker Banerjee. Releasing in June in 190 countries under Netfix, “Lust Stories” will show stories on love and lust, read a statement. “A theme of lust, a new […]

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Apple could buy Netflix, say analysts

San Francisco: Contrary to the reports of Apple launching a video subscription product in 2018 to counter Netflix, analysts from Citi have said that the iPhone maker could possibly buy the entertainment company by taking advantage of US President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut. According to Citi analysts, Jim Suva and Asiya Merchant, there is […]

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Amazon, Netflix new gatekeepers on video content for now: Shekhar Kapur

Panaji: After film studios and producers, popular online video content platforms Amazon and Netflix are the new ‘gatekeepers’ of cinema, says ace director Shekhar Kapur, who envisions that in the future technology will ensure that the masses and not ‘gatekeepers’ will dictate the video content trends. Participating at a panel discussion on ‘Digital Space – […]

Facebook to invest $1bn in original TV content

San Francisco: Facebook is ready to shell out a whopping $1 billion to become a major hub for videos, a media report said on Saturday. The social media giant is willing to spend as much as $1 billion to cultivate original shows for its platform, according to people familiar with the matter. The figure, which […]

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'War Machine' has Brad Pitt hamming all the way to doomsday

Film: “War Machine”;  Director: David Michod; Cast: Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley and Meg Tilly; Rating: * ½ Last week, Brad Pitt was in Mumbai to promote his new film which was released on Netflix this week. Now after seeing this dreadful war saga, I realise Mr Pitt was wasting his time trying to generate interest […]

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