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    Netflix opposes Mehul Choksi's appeal seeking preview of 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

    The video-streaming company said that Choksi was fully aware of the series.

    Blackpink documentary set for Netflix premier on October 14

    The film will culminate with the K-pop band's historic 2019 performance at Coachella.

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Serious Men' to get a Netflix release on October 2

    The movie is based on a 2010 novel of the same name by Manu Joseph.

    Setback for Netflix, SC refuses to entertain plea in 'Bad Boy Billionaires' case; Sahara files criminal complaint against Netflix

    The streaming platform had reached the apex court after a Bihar court restraint order on using Subrata Roy's name.

    ‘Kiss the Ground’ review: Inspires a rare feeling of hope with stirring imagery, stays away from politics

    The film’s arguments, which largely hold water, dry up when it comes to politics.

    Mehul Choksi evading trial, 'Bad Boy Billionaires' won't impact his 'fair' trial: Netflix to Delhi HC

    The Netflix lawyer described Choksi’s offer to join the investigation as 'magnanimous'.

    Netizens outraged over film 'Cuties', trend #CancelNetflix on Twitter after streaming platform's apology

    Netflix also said it apologized for having used "inappropriate" images.

    'Bad Boy Billionaires' row: No relief for Netflix, Patna HC asks streaming service to approach local court

    The HC has directed the lower court to decide the injunction moved by Sahara India within 2 weeks of filing.

    Musical 'The Prom', directed by Ryan Murphy, to get a Netflix premiere in December

    Shooting for the movie was almost complete when the lockdown was announced.

    'Diana' to bypass Broadway and drop on Netflix

    The cast and crew will reunite in an empty theater to perform the musical for cameras and put the finished product on the digital platform.

    Olivia Colman to be honoured with lifetime achievement award at Zurich Film Festival

    The movie gala is slated to run from September 24 to October 4.

    Netflix India puts 'Bad Boy Billionaires' on hold following Bihar court order

    Last week, the Araria district court in Bihar ordered a stay on the release of the docu-series.

    'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare' to get a Netflix premiere on September 18

    The movie features Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar in key roles.

    Netflix to move SC against Bihar court order restraining use of Subrata Roy's name in 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

    The series was challenged in two separate petitions before two separate Courts last week.

    Series based on Masaba Gupta's real-life to premiere on Netflix on Aug 28

    'Masaba Masaba' will also foray back into the fashion designer's dating world.

    Facebook launches 'Watch Together', will allow friends to binge shows together while apart

    Facebook has partnered with celebrity fitness trainer Melissa Alcantara.

    Singer Alicia Keys to produce Netflix's new untitled romantic comedy

    The movie will feature actors Christina Milian, Jay Pharoah, and Sinqua Walls in the lead.

    Delhi High Court junks Mehul Choksi's plea to preview Netflix series 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

    The High Court held that a writ filed by Choksi was not maintainable.

    World's fastest internet speed achieved, can download entire Netflix library in a second, say scientists

    The new record, demonstrated in a lab, is a fifth faster than the previous world record.

    Spooked by Netflix series 'Bad Boy Billionaires', Mehul Choksi moves Delhi HC

    Adjourning the matter to Friday, the High Court asked counsel for Netflix to receive instructions and explore the possibility of showing the web series to Choksi before release.

    Jamie Foxx signs deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create feature films

    The actor and his producing partner Datari Turner will develop films for the studio.

    Netflix launches user interface in Hindi, will be available on mobile, TV and web

    Netflix users outside India will also have the option to switch their user interface to Hindi.

    Netflix rolls out new playback speed feature to Android users

    The streaming service provider will test this feature on iOS and web browsers soon.

    Prince Harry repays nearly $3.2 mn of UK taxpayers' money used for Windsor Castle renovation

    The royal used cash from his recent multi-million-dollar Netflix deal.

    Netflix, Amazon Prime are latest weapons in India’s telecom war

    On Tuesday, Jio launched a new Rs 399 plan for users who opt for monthly billing instead of pay-as-you-go packs. Besides 75 gigabytes of data, customers would get access to Netflix on a mobile device and one-year subscription to two over-the-top applications and access to Jio’s movie and songs library.

    Newcomer Gregory Mann to play 'Pinocchio' in Guillermo del Toro's animated musical for Netflix

    Other cast members include Oscar winners Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton and Cate Blanchett.

    'The Kissing Booth 3' was shot in secret, to be released on Netflix next year

    The news comes days after the sequel for the rom-com debuted on the streaming service.

    Aaron Sorkin's 'The Trial of Chicago 7' to drop on Netflix in October

    The historical drama was recently picked up by the streamer from the financers Cross Creek at USD 56 million.

    Delhi HC disposes plea on 'Gunjan Saxena' stay, asks Centre to treat film as work of art

    The court said that the IAF can take it up if it has any objections.

    'Raat Akeli Hai' film-maker Honey Trehan tests positive for Covid-19

    The 41-year-old shared his diagnosis on Twitter.

    Netflix wants to stand for diversity of content, says CEO Reed Hastings

    “We want to be thoughtful and cooperative, but we also want to stand for a diversity of content and being able to have choices that sometimes the government may not be completely comfortable with,” Hastings told ET in an interview.

    Blitz Bazawule to direct ‘The Color Purple' film based on the Broadway musical

    Producers Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones roped in Bazawule after watching his movie 'The Burial Of Kojo'

    'Fleabag' director Harry Bradbeer joined the Amazon family, signs first-look deal

    Bradbeer's directing credits also include first two episodes of 'Killing Eve', and Hulu's 'Ramy', among others.

    Netflix to work on feature adaptation of Stephen King's 'Mr. Harrigan's Phone'

    The video streaming platform has teamed up with producers Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum for the same.

    Olivia Colman will return with Season 4 of 'The Crown' on November 15

    The Peter Morgan-created show unveiled the trailer for the fourth season.

    'Chariots of Fire' star Ben Cross passes away at 72

    The actor passed away suddenly following a short illness.

    Pharrell Williams joins hands with Netflix for gospel docu-series 'Voices of Fire'

    "Voices of Fire" will be produced by A. Smith & Co. and Pharrell's banner, i am OTHER.

    'Stranger Things' star Noah Schnapp's Twitter account hacked

    On Saturday, his handle posted retweets from other accounts about the him smoking and getting beat up.

    Elizabeth Debicki to play Princess Diana in Seasons 5 & 6 of 'The Crown'

    Debicki will join a new cast for the series that includes Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville.

    I was lucky to have support from family and IAF, says Gunjan Saxena after IAF's letter to CBFC

    Saxena also clarified IAF never differentiated between male and female trainees.

    It's going to be a long wait! 'The Crown' season 5 will not premiere on Netflix until 2022

    With season five filming in June 2021, the sixth and final season will shoot in 2022.

    Jonathan Pryce to replace Tobias Menzies for final two seasons of 'The Crown' as Prince Philip

    Pryce is well-known for playing the character of High Sparrow in 'GoT'.

    The battle for Bollywood: As Netflix & Amazon score big wins, will theatres lower their curtains for good?

    The pandemic is provoking a boom for streaming platforms in most other countries as well.

    Finding the political chasm in a story is what we have to do now, says Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos

    One of the things I miss the most since the travel restrictions of Covid is my opportunity to come to India. It is one of the most fascinating, fast-moving, dynamic places in the world. I think most people from outside India believe that the storytelling is quite specific or that most people want to see only Bollywood, says Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos.

    Graduation degree in hand, Malala says 'Netflix, reading and sleep' for now

    The 22-year-old, in a tweet, said that it was hard to express her joy and gratitude on her graduation.

    Some cheer for 'The Crown' fans, Netflix will extend royal series to S6

    Creator Peter Morgan had earlier planned to end the series with season five.

    Karan Johar production on combat aviator Gunjan Saxena to release directly on Netflix

    The film is based on Gunjan Saxena, who became the first woman combat aviator to fly into a war zone during the Kargil War.

    Netflix argues for free speech in court spat with Indian tycoons over 'Bad Boy Billionaires'

    "Bad Boy Billionaires" is a documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Sahara group's Subrata Roy, Indian IT executive Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi. Netflix put the show on hold this month on order of a state court where Sahara alleged violation of Roy's privacy rights.

    Netflix to bring streaming quality back to normal

    New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): American media-services provider Netflix is now going back to normal streaming quality. According to Mashable, in March the streaming platform started reducing streaming quality in some markets, including Europe, India and Australia, with an idea to reduce Netflix's impact on internet speeds. As per FlatpanelsHD (via Android Central), users across Europe are once again getting 4K HDR video quality at up to 15 Mb/s of data transfer.Netflix to bring streaming quality back to normal

    ‘Indian Matchmaking’ wastes the opportunity to become a wonderful show about human connections

    Like in many a romance, Indian Matchmaking shows its best side in the early episodes.

    In sickness and in health: How Indians are tying the knot amid Covid pandemic

    The pandemic has put the big fat Indian wedding on a diet.

    Spotify expands beyond audio content, launches video feature for podcasts

    The feature will allow users, both free and paid, to watch videos from certain creators.

    Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio team up for film adaptation of 'Virunga' on Netflix

    The documentary was released on Netflix in 2014 and had picked up an Oscar nomination in 2015.

    Netflix has new plans for India in the works

    America’s streaming giant has been in India for a while now, launching at US prices and struggling in a country of cheap subscription plans, but they seem to have slowly figured their way out.

    Michelle Obama heads to Spotify, will host a podcast on health & relationships to spark 'new conversations'

    The new podcast is the first title in the ongoing collaboration between Spotify and Higher Ground.

    Paying, but not binge watching? Netflix to start cancelling subscriptions of inactive customers

    If a user has stopped watching for more than two years, their subscription will be cancelled.

    How Netflix’s Reed Hastings conquered Hollywood with a PowerPoint presentation

    Netflix’s high-performance culture was forged during a round of layoffs in 2001, just after the dot-com bubble popped. The company needed to raise money to prop up its unprofitable business and had to fire a third of its staff to stay solvent.

    Netflix founder Reed Hastings, wife Patty Quillin give $120 mn for scholarships at historically black US colleges

    The couple said they hoped the scholarships help "reverse generations of inequity in our country."

    Sandra Bullock-starrer 'Bird Box' to get a sequel, author Josh Malerman reveals

    Titled 'Malorie', the new novel picks up where the original book/movie left off.

    Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and 13 others adopt self-regulation code: IAMAI

    Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), in a statement, said the Code has been adopted by 15 leading Online Curated Content Providers (OCCPs) in India. The present set of signatories include Zee5, Viacom 18, Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, MX Player, Jio Cinema, Eros Now, Alt Balaji, Arre, HoiChoi, Hungama, Shemaroo, Discovery Plus and Flickstree, it added.

    Janhvi Kapoor-starrer 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' gets OTT release, to be premiered on Netflix

    The movie 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl,' starring Janhvi Kapoor, which chronicles the story of the first Indian woman air force officer to enter a war zone, will release on Netflix. ET NOW's Vikram Oza chats with Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel on choosing the OTT over theaters. This is one of the latest big ticket movies to choose OTT over theatres amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.Janhvi Kapoor-starrer 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' gets OTT release, to be premiered on Netflix

    After 'Paatal Lok', Anushka Sharma's second production 'Bulbbul' to stream on Netflix from June 24

    According to the synopsis shared by Netflix, 'Bulbbul' is an Indian fable set in 20th Century Bengal.

    Netflix signs deal with WeWork for Mumbai space

    The transaction for 8,860 square feet, for about 320 seats, was signed on June 30, people aware of the deal said. It will be used to execute visual effects work – which is seeing increased demand in the country -- along with another company, Anibrain.

    Vidya Balan-starrer 'Shakuntala Devi' to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on July 31

    The film was scheduled to be theatrically released on May 8, but was delayed due to Covid-19 outbreak.

    Shah Rukh & Gauri Khan's next production 'Betaal' to stream on Netflix in May

    ​​The show is written and directed by Patrick Graham of 'Ghoul' fame.

    'The Crown' casts Oscar-nominated actress Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret for season five

    The Peter Morgan-created show will conclude with its season five.

    Netflix Series: Choksi’s plea rejected, Bihar Court restrains use of Sahara chief’s name

    Roy has alleged that a London based Director had met him in Lucknow in 2019 claiming that a web feature will be made on the life of Roy. He has further alleged that he was told that the web feature would be titled “Billionaires”.

    Bihar Court restrains use of Subrata Roy's name in upcoming Netflix's series “Bad Boy Billionaires”

    The order was passed on Friday on a petition filed by Sahara Chairman Subrata Roy who moved a local Court in Araria, Bihar seeking stay on the series slated to release on September 2.

    Telecom stocks plummet after Jio unveils postpaid plans

    After unleashing a price war in mobile tariffs and fibre-broadband services, billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio on Tuesday unveiled postpaid plans, bundling up to 500 GB of data and subscription to Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney + Hotstar.

    Airtel, Voda Idea fall 5% each after Jio rolls out new postpaid plans

    Brokerage Kotak Securities said two key areas where Jio’s plans scored over Bharti’s and Vi’s are that the entire content bundle is available across plans, coupled with Netflix.

    Right now the momentum strategy works in market: Ajay Bagga

    ‘Next year, there will be some rotation and beaten down cyclicals will come back as global growth recovers.’

    'The Crown' producer expresses concerns over filming season five amid social distancing norms

    The fifth season will see actor Imelda Staunton play the role of the British monarch.

    Apple beat Netflix to secure deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro

    'Killers of the Flower Moon' is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name.

    Quarantine and chill: Netflix gains 16 mn new subscribers

    Netflix more than doubled the quarterly growth it predicted in January.

    'Angry Birds' animated series is coming to Netflix this summer

    The online streaming service ordered 40 episodes of 11-minutes each for 'Angry Birds: Summer Madness'.

    Netflix has a moat even Warren Buffett would envy

    Other media giants can’t sustain the Netflix way of doing things. They may be forced to turn to price hikes and to embrace ads, which could turn off customers.

    SoftBank builds $1.2 bn Amazon stake; invests in Netflix, Tesla

    Chief Executive Masayoshi Son last week announced a new investment management subsidiary that would park excess cash from a massive asset sale programme in liquid stocks. SoftBank has spent around $10 billion buying shares.

    VIL drops faster speed claim in priority offering, informs Trai about filing revised plan

    The company's website too is no longer touting claims of faster speeds for the pay-more-for-priority-treatment mobile plan, which had been under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (Trai) scanner in the past few weeks.

    'Hasmukh' row: Delhi HC declines to grant interim stay on airing of the Netflix series

    Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva dismissed the application moved by lawyer Ashutosh Dubey.

    Netflix picks up ICC’s documentary on ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

    To be available on Netflix from Friday, the documentary charts the journey of the world’s top players at the biggest women’s cricket event ever

    Spike Lee unveils teaser poster for 'Da 5 Bloods', film to drop on Netflix on June 12

    The film is about four African American war veterans who return to Vietnam to search for their dead squad leader's body.

    Vir Das thanks Delhi HC for dismissing plea to grant interim stay on Netflix series 'Hasmukh'

    Delhi HC refused the plea claiming that series maligned the reputation of lawyers.

    OTT content consumption is a social activity: FLYX survey

    Over 50% respondents of the survey shared that they have purchased new subscriptions during the pandemic. Users also revealed that there has been a 5x increase in those spending 16+ hours weekly and a 4x increase in those spending 12-16 hours weekly on OTT platforms.

    2020 reboot: This founder wants to travel to the mountains and feel the breeze

    Seema Jindal Jajodia loves listening to podcasts, reading and watching TV.

    Skilling robbers is a dickens of a plan

    Though crime didn’t pay, the idea shows a high degree of criminal perspicacity.

    Former first lady Michelle Obama's documentary 'Becoming' to debut on Netflix on May 6

    The doc shares its title with Michelle Obama's best-selling 2018 memoir.

    More quarantine binge-watching: HBO Max is ready for streaming

    HBO Max costs $15, same as the HBO Now streaming service it's supposed to replace.

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