Netflix share price drops after cautious growth forecasts
Netflix added 10.1 million paying subscribers last quarter, up from 2.7 million in Q2 last year, according to its latest financial results. So far in 2020 it has added 26 million 'paid memberships', nearly as many as the...
July 17, 2020
Netflix is encouraging inactive users to cancel subscriptions
Customers paying their subscription even though they're not using your service? The stuff of dreams, so you'd think (well, you would if you owned a gym, for example). In a world where streaming services have to keep a...
May 22, 2020
Netflix added 15.8m paying subscribers in first quarter of 2020
We’re still waiting to find out what effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on music streaming subscriptions. All eyes on Spotify’s Q1 financials next week for that. But Netflix’s first-quarter figures were published...
April 22, 2020
Netflix reduces streaming quality in Europe to save bandwidth
Netflix is making some changes to the way its service runs in Europe, in response to a request from the European Union’s internal market commissioner Thierry Breton. He asked the video streaming service what it could...
March 20, 2020
Netflix opens up its data (a bit) with new Top 10 lists
Getting viewing figures for shows on Netflix has historically been difficult: even for the producers of those shows. Recently, the video streaming service has given out some stats for its original shows: in its first four...
February 25, 2020
Netflix revenues topped $20bn in 2019 after ‘strong finish’ to year
Netflix published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, including its full-year figures for 2019. In that year, the company’s revenues reached $20.16bn, with its Q4 total of $5.47bn representing 30.6% growth...
January 22, 2020
Netflix to distribute TV series based on ‘Spotify Untold’ book
Earlier this year, we reported on the publication of a book, ‘Spotify Inifrån’ (‘Spotify Untold‘), which claimed to tell the inside story of Spotify’s rise. Then, in August we reported on the news that TV production...
December 12, 2019
Spotify and Netflix team up for Christmas-music playlists
The notion of ‘exclusive Christmas playlists’ may seem a bit strange: with a relatively-small pool of tracks to choose from in the grand scheme of things, unless you’re commissioning original tracks Amazon-style, differentiation...
November 19, 2019
Netflix launches its first fictional podcast… with Spotify
We all know about Netflix’s business making original TV shows and films, but the company is also exploring the podcasts world. The latest example is a show called ‘The Only Podcast Left’, which Variety notes is Netflix’s...
November 1, 2019
Netflix sees ‘modest headwind’ created by new streaming rivals
Shares in video-streaming service Netflix rose last night, after the company announced its latest financial results. This, despite actually missing one of its key targets for the third quarter of 2019. “In Q3, we grew to...
October 17, 2019
Survey suggests US teenagers prefer YouTube to Netflix
Young people like YouTube? Who knew?! But according to a new survey conducted by US investment firm Piper Jaffray, the fact that American teenagers prefer YouTube to Netflix is newsworthy. The study found that 37% of teenagers...
October 9, 2019
Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’ talent show to debut on 9 October
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and T.I. are the featured artists in Netflix’s new music show: but they’ll be judging others rather than performing themselves. They’re the three judges for ‘Rhythm + Flow’, which is a...
September 2, 2019