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Netflix hints at password sharing crackdown, free ad-supported service as subscribers fall sharply

Netflix has hinted it will crackdown on households sharing passwords as it seeks to sign up new members following a sharp fall in subscribers. It was also hit after it raised prices in some countries and left Russia. Pulling out of Russia in March in response to the Ukraine war had cost it 700,000 subscribers. […]

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Netflix raises subscription prices in United States and Canada

Netflix is raising prices in the United States and Canada, the streaming company said on Friday. In the United States, the subscription price for the standard plan rose $1.50 to $15.49. The basic plan went up $1 to $9.99 and the premium plan increased $2 to $19.99 In Canada, the price for Netflix’s standard plan […]

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Netflix asked to stream state television broadcast in Russia

Netflix has been asked to offer Russian state television channels to its Russian customers, the state media regulator has said. The move follows after the US based streaming service was registered as “audio-visual services” on Tuesday. Roskomnadzor’s register, which was created in late 2020, applies to online streaming services with over 100,000 daily users and […]

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Jacqueline Avant: Wife of music icon Clarence Avant shot and killed in home robbery

Jacqueline Avant, a philanthropist and the wife of music icon Clarence Avant and mother-in-law to Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, was fatally shot in her home early Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for Netflix. Police suggested Avant may have been targeted. “I don’t think it’s a random attack, but I can’t speculate on that right now,” […]

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Squid Game: Twitch streamer who shares name with Netflix hit series loses work

A gamer who shares her online name with Netflix smash hit Squid Game says she is losing work because of it. Lydia Ellery, 32, said companies are now hesitant to employ her because of her handle and her perceived association with the show, despite the fact she has been known as Squid Game for more […]

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Squid Game cryptocurrency ‘SQUID’ surges 25,000% in under a week

South Korean hit Netflix show Squid Game now has its own cryptocurrency. Gamers have created an online version of the programme, for which you need the Squid cryptocurrency to play. On Tuesday, it was worth a modest 1 cent, but by Friday it had exploded in value, reaching $4.39. But Squid has been criticised for not […]

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Netflix employees protest airing of Dave Chappelle’s comedy special saying it is ‘transphobic’

About 100 people protested outside Netflix’s headquarters over the airing of a comedy special by Dave Chappelle, which they say was transphobic.Netflix staff and transgender activists staged the walkout outside the streaming giant’s Los Angeles offices.Demonstrators called on Netflix to fund more trans and non-binary talent, and other measures to avoid “transphobia and hate speech”.Ahead […]

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Netflix subscriptions, earnings bounce back with Squid Game release

Netflix subscriptions picked up in the third quarter of 2021 as non-English language shows continued to be the streaming platform’s best performers. The US firm added 4.4 million users in the three months to 30 September, more than double the previous quarter. Korean TV series Squid Game was its biggest hit, watched by 142 million […]

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Mumbai police’s post on road safety inspired by hit show Squid Game goes viral

Police in India’s Mumbai city have put out a message on road safety drawing inspiration from Netflix’s smash hit, Squid Game. The Korean drama tells the story of a group of misfits taking part in a series of children’s games. In the first game, a giant doll calls out “red light, green light” to contestants […]

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Netflix hit ‘Squid Game’ exposes South Korea’s beastly society: North Korea propaganda website says

A North Korean propaganda website said on Tuesday that the international Netflix hit “Squid Game” exposes the reality of South Korean capitalist culture where “corruption and immoral scoundrels are commonplace”. North Korea’s Arirang Meari site cited unnamed South Korean film critics as saying that the TV series shows an “unequal society where moneyless people are […]

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New York City man allegedly beat his teenage cousin to death for interrupting Netflix

A 32-year-old New York City man could soon be facing murder charges for the death of his teen cousin allegedly killed over the summer for interrupting while he watched Netflix. Police say 15-year-old Jallen McConnell, from Athens, Georgia, died in late June after he was discovered unresponsive in the bathtub of their apartment. Emergency responders […]

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Squid Game: Netflix to edit out phone number from series after woman receives hundreds of calls

Netflix will edit out a phone number that appears in its hit series Squid Game after a woman said she was deluged by calls to her mobile phone. The gory South Korean drama sees cash-strapped contestants invited to ring the number to take part in life-and-death children’s games for money. A businesswoman in Seongju, south-east […]