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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 […]

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South Korean internet provider sues Netflix to cover costs after increase in traffic

South Korean internet provider SK Broadband has filed a lawsuit against streaming platform Netflix to cover costs of increased traffic and maintenance after a surge in traffic, a spokesperson for the provider said. The surge in traffic comes as “Squid Game” dominates Netflix. The Korean-language drama is on track to become the streamer’s biggest show […]

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Zakir Naik: Controversial Indian Islamic preacher launches ‘Halal’ version of Netflix platform

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has joined the ‘streaming’ bandwagon. Naik has been a fugitive from Indian authorities, who accuse him of money laundering and links to extremism, since 2016 and moved to Malaysia. Despite India seeking his extradition, Naik has continued disseminating his teachings via social media. Naik’s Facebook channel, for instance, has 22 […]

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Nona Gaprindashvili: Georgian chess icon sues Netflix for Queen’s Gambit portrayal

Georgian chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a defamation lawsuit against Netflix, saying she was incorrectly portrayed in the hit series The Queen’s Gambit. The case refers to a sequence in the drama’s final episode which says Gaprindashvili, now 80, had never played competitive chess with men. The document says that by 1968, the year […]

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US stock exchange regulator charges former Netflix engineers for making $3 million from insider trading

The Wall Street watchdog has charged three former Netflix software engineers over an alleged insider trading ring that made $3 million. The ex-staff members and two close associates were named in court papers. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said confidential Netflix subscriber growth data was used in the scheme. The information was allegedly […]

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Over-the-top content platforms to reach net worth of $1 trillion by 2027

Over the top (OTT) platforms provide media services to people via the internet. It is mostly a a subscription based video on demand service model that gives consumers access to view films and shows. The global OTT platform is worth about $121.61 billion as of 2019. By the end of 2021 it is said to […]

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Netflix to include video games as part of subscription packages

Netflix will include video games as part of subscription packages at no extra cost. In a letter to investors, it said it was in the early stages of expanding into games and those for mobile would be added to the platform first. “The time is right to learn more about how our members value games,” […]