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    The ride ends here: BMW discontinues Netflix-for-cars service

    Porsche, on the other hand, says its own subscriptions are soaring.

    Netflix to release 'The Girl on The Train' starring Parineeti Chopra on February 26

    It's an official remake of the 2016 thriller which featured actor Emily Blunt.

    Kapil Sharma set to make his digital debut on Netflix

    It is unclear whether the project is a comedy special, series or film.

    'The White Tiger' to drop on Netflix on January 22; new trailer out

    The film stars Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao.

    PVR predicts return of big bang releases, hopes 'Master' will be a case study for producers

    The company reported a loss of Rs 491 mn in the 3 months ended Dec.

    These $4,400, crystal-encrusted sneakers are the pandemic's stilettos

    Demand for designer shoes last year slid 21% globally.

    'Godzilla vs Kong' set to release 2 months early on March 26

    The film was previously slated to hit theatres and HBO Max on May 21.

    Delhi HC calls Mehul Choksi's plea to pre-screen 'Bad Boy Billionaires' an academic exercise

    The court said there was no urgency in the matter, the view supported by Netflix.

    Bhavin Turakhia sets reminders to keep a check on screen time

    The Flock boss works on 3 monitors simultaneously at his home office.

    Sanjay Dutt's 'Torbaaz' to drop on Netflix on Dec 11

    The film, directed by Girish Malik, also stars Rahul Dev and Nargis Fakhri.

    The perception of entertainment changes, short films come of age during the pandemic

    Today, production houses spend around Rs 2.5-Rs 3 lakh on a short film.

    Anil Kapoor, Netflix offer apologies after Indian Air Force raises objection to 'AK vs AK'

    Actor Anil Kapoor has apologised for unintentionally hurting sentiments of the Indian Air Force (IAF) after the organisation raised objection to certain scenes featuring the actor in his upcoming OTT film, AK vs AK. Earlier in the day, the IAF took to Twitter to express displeasure over Kapoor wearing a wrong uniform and using abusive language in the film, urging the streaming platform Netflix to remove the scenes with the discrepancies. Kapoor tweeted a video to apologise and explain his stance on the matter.Anil Kapoor, Netflix offer apologies after Indian Air Force raises objection to 'AK vs AK'

    Netflix's ‘Delhi Crime’ bags International Emmy Awards for ‘Best Drama Series’

    In one of the proud moments for India, Netflix series ‘Delhi Crime’ won the ‘Best Drama Series’ category at 48th International Emmy Awards on the night of November 23. The official Twitter handle of ‘International Emmy Awards’ announced the news. The crime-thriller ‘Delhi Crime’ is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case. The seven-episode series has a terrific cast of Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal and Adil Hussain in key roles. Delighted with the win, actor Shefali Shah also expressed her joy on her Twitter handle. ‘Delhi Crime’ was first aired on OTT platform, Netflix on March 22, 2019 and is directed by Richie Mehta. Netflix's ‘Delhi Crime’ bags International Emmy Awards for ‘Best Drama Series’

    Kajol's 'Tribhanga' to have a digital release, will drop on Netflix in January

    Directed by Renuka Shahane, the film marks Kajol's digital debut.

    Mass lockdown, Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' 'spectacular' for chess, says Vishwanathan Anand

    Anand said technology had brought about deep changes for chess.

    Netflix says always presented 'The Crown' as a drama, rejects calls to add disclaimer

    Questions of historical fidelity weren't a major issue during earlier seasons of the show.

    The funny side? Judd Apatow to direct pandemic comedy for Netflix

    Apatow will direct the film from a script he will co-write with 'South Park' scribe Pam Brady.

    George Clooney busts the myth about not-getting-married till he met Amal, and Obama coming 'to his senses'

    The actor also talks about the pandemic, Hollywood’s new streaming era and the outgoing president.

    Millie Bobby Brown to headline, executive produce Netflix film 'Damsel'

    The film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and written by Dan Mazeau.

    'The Crown' should carry fiction warning, says UK minister; asks Netflix to give clarity

    Those close to the royal family fear that fabricated scenes are hurting the monarchy.

    Big win for India! Netflix's 'Delhi Crime' bags top prize at International Emmy Awards 2020

    Hussain took to Twitter and congratulated the entire team for the win.

    'Godzilla vs Kong' may get a digital release, sources say Netflix offered $200 mn to producers

    The fourth instalment in the rebooted franchise is slated to be released next year.

    Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' sparks chess frenzy, websites register millions of new players

    Worldwide, Google reported searches for "chess" are at their highest level in 14 years.

    Henry Cavill injures leg while shooting for Season 2 of 'The Witcher'

    The actor will be off the production for some time.

    'A Suitable Boy' row: MP police books two Netflix officials over temple kissing scenes

    Rakesh Kumar Singh told reporters that the FIR has been registered and further investigation is underway.

    MP govt orders probe into temple kissing scenes in the Netflix series 'A Suitable Boy'

    The minister also hinted at taking legal action against the makers of the series.

    Documentary on singer Shawn Mendes will come to Netflix in November

    'In Wonder' will start streaming days ahead of the release of his fourth album 'Wonder' on Dec 4.

    Season 3 of 'Narcos: Mexico' will return on Netflix without Diego Luna

    The series showrunner Eric Newman will exit after five seasons.

    Netflix, Ubisoft join hands to create series on 'Assassin's Creed'

    The two companies are currently searching for a showrunner.

    ‘AK vs AK’ flies into turbulence, IAF not too pleased with ‘uniform, language shown’

    The Indian Air Force has demanded the ‘withdrawal’ of some scenes.

    India has highest viewership of films on Netflix globally

    The pandemic-induced lockdown further accelerated the consumption of services like online video and music streaming in the country.

    Zee5 taps former Netflix executive Nimisha Pandey to head Hindi Originals

    Pandey, who assumed the officer on Monday, will report to Punit Misra, President - Content and International Markets, ZEE. Prior to Zee5, Pandey was associated with Netflix as the Director for International Originals.

    Netflix’s Reed Hastings collects $225 million in stock sale

    Hastings has collected enough cash in 2020 to produce all four seasons of “The Crown,” all six seasons of “Peaky Blinders” or the equivalent of about 4.7 million annual Netflix subscriptions.

    Series adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy' to premiere on Netflix on October 23

    Director Mira Nair will make her TV debut with the drama.

    Choksi plea to pre-screen Netflix series academic exercise, says Delhi High Court

    Senior advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul, appearing for Netflix, said there was only a two-minute reference to Choksi, as the uncle of Nirav Modi, in the entire series and no case of violation of the fundamental right to a fair trial was made out.

    Nourish Organics founder wants to travel to the mountains and feel the breeze

    The pandemic has made less seem more, feels Seema Jindal Jajodia.

    Season 2 of Netflix's coming-of-age series ‘Never Have I Ever' to start filming in November

    The series was handed a second 10-part run by the streamer in July.

    'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe accused of inhumane treatment, improper handling of endangered species

    The complaint accuses the Lowes of violating the Endangered Species Act.

    Deconstructing the moral dilemma in Netflix docudrama film ‘The Social Dilemma’

    When the film finally ends, you wonder, ‘How do I un-Google all the idiotic things I’ve Googled?’.

    Blackpink documentary set for Netflix premier on October 14

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

    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.

    India's Star may help Disney outshine Netflix in online streaming

    Indian TV brand Star is set to play a pivotal role in reaching Disney’s new awe-inspiring projection of at least 300 million total streaming subscribers globally within three years.

    Netflix's free weekend access to roll out in December

    There will be a cap on how many people will be able to access Netflix for free, although the company didn't disclose any specific number

    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.

    '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.

    Production of 'The Witcher 2' halts after multiple Covid-positive cases

    This is the second time filming had to pause on the second season.

    Netflix has 'no plans' to add disclaimer to 'The Crown'

    The fourth season of "The Crown", which started streaming from November 15, generated headlines for chronicling the romance and tumultuous marriage between Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

    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.

    Netflix gets in trouble over controversial film 'Cuties' again, faces indictment in Texas

    Netflix said the charge was 'without merit' and that it stands by the film.

    Netflix releases all episodes of ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’ except B Ramalinga Raju's

    The series was out after Bihar Court had vacated stay on its release.

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

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

    Designer Monisha Jaising can’t wait to go for a run without a mask

    The designer is looking forward to a relaxed swim followed by a 2-hour-long body massage.

    Adam Sandler will headline space drama based on Jaroslav Kalfar's 'Spaceman of Bohemia'

    The Netflix project will be helmed by Johan Renk, the director of the acclaimed 'Chernobyl' mini-series.

    Netflix to absorb equalisation levy; not passing the charge on consumers

    India has brought in a new regulation effective April 1 whereby the 2% tax is levied on any purchase by an Indian or India-based entity through an overseas digital platform.

    'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' final season will premiere on December 31

    The last season of the show will have eight episodes of one hour each.

    Web series row: MP police books two Netflix officials

    They are booked by Rewa police on a complaint filed by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national secretary Gaurav Tiwari who demanded apology from Netflix and makers of the series, and removal of "objectionable scenes", which he stated were also "encouraging love jihad".

    Madhya Pradesh government will file case against makers of 'Tandav', says State Home Minister

    The makers of "Tandav" series, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub and is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, on Monday apologised "unconditionally" if they had unintentionally hurt the sentiments of the people.

    '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.

    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'.

    Asia shares pare losses as China GDP pips forecasts

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan trimmed losses and were off 0.2%, having hit a string of record peaks in recent weeks. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.8% and away from a 30-year high.

    India among fastest growing markets; will continue to invest in local content, expanding reach: Amazon Prime Video

    APV, which has recently partnered with Airtel to bring a mobile-only plan (a global first) for Indian users, competes with platforms like Netflix, Disney+Hotstar, Zee5 and others in the country.

    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.

    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.

    Netflix to pilot free weekend-long access in India

    Netflix has been conducting various pricing experiments in India and several parts of the world over the past year or so, in a bid to broaden its user base while retaining its premium offering

    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.

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas's memoir 'Unfinished' will hit the bookshelves on February 9

    The memoir will take readers through the actress' life experiences.

    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.

    StepSetGo boss, an avid gamer, can't wait to get his hands on the new PS5

    Shivjeet Ghatge said his laptop and mobile play a crucial role in day-to-day functioning.

    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.

    Tourism Australia's India boss took over daughter’s study desk for a functional WFH set-up

    Nishant Kashikar installed a charging station at the desk to get his work day going.

    Amazon Prime Video to offer mobile-only plan in India, starting at Rs 89 per month

    The company has partnered with Bharti Airtel to launch the mobile edition plans.

    Marvel superheroes are back for a quirky, black-and-white sitcom

    "WandaVision" is just the first of a dozen Marvel series in the works for Disney+.

    Netflix rolls out new playback speed feature to Android users

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

    View: Google's workers unionising is the silver lining on a dark Big Tech cloud

    On the back of automation and outsourcing, a handful of tech giants and their generously paid tech workers are shaping a twotiered society, hollowing out the middle-class in the US. Pressure groups like worker unions could play an important role in setting the stage for collective bargaining.

    '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.

    'Wonder Woman 1984' rules with $131 mn in international box office

    Overseas, the film grabbed $4.7 million for an international tally of $98.8 million.

    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.

    Roku buys video-streaming app Quibi's content library

    Roku is pushing aggressively into content with its own app, Roku Channel, that offers films and shows produced by other companies.

    India goes global with Netflix's Chhota Bheem

    It was a quest worthy of a superhero. Animator Rajiv Chilaka spent years flogging his pitch about a superhuman Indian child to Western executives, to no avail, reports AFP. But today "Mighty Little Bheem" is a global hit, as viewers seek alternatives to white-dominated storylines. From his mother's sari to his love of laddoos, everything about the star toddler is Indian. His giant fan base stretches from Seattle to Sao Paulo, making it Netflix's most popular show for preschoolers.

    A feather in the cap: How to make hats your accessory du jour of 2021

    If there ever was a time to toss your style card into the hat, it is now, as the weather is right for some chic chapeaus.

    '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.

    Meghan Markle says her public remarks are often misinterpreted, feels they are 'not controversial'

    Meghan said she tried to be "authentic" in public comments and that her remarks often were misconstrued.

    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.

    Netflix India revenue doubles on mobile plans, local shows

    Video streaming platform Netflix has doubled its India unit revenue in fiscal year 2019-20, chiefly on the back of Indian content and a cheaper mobile-only plan.

    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.

    The phenomenon that is reaction videos on YouTube, and in India

    The virality of reaction videos on YouTube has made even Netflix and OnePlus directly approach creators to make such content. And India has emerged as the hub of this content explosion.

    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.

    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.

    Amazon, Facebook and Netflix see options trades, Facebook and Netflix were among companies that saw block trades of call contracts on Thursday, representing speculation on movements in their shares through the first months of next year. Call options are bullish bets by themselves but can also be paired with other positions as part of a hedge.

    New-age companies like Netflix, Airbnb top H-1B salaries

    Larger tech companies recruit H-1B talent to perform diverse types of tasks, including a few with specialised skills that command premium salaries

    Apple, Airtel, Jio and Netflix lead customer experience: Kantar

    As per the report, Among Digital Devices, Apple emerges as the leader, with Xiaomi at second place. One Plus and Samsung tied for third place. There is a tie for the first place among Telecom network providers with Airtel and Jio at the top, while Tata Sky came first among satellite service providers. There were no other brands in the list.

    Apple, Airtel, Jio and Netflix lead customer experience: Kantar

    As per the report, Among Digital Devices, Apple emerges as the leader, with Xiaomi at second place. One Plus and Samsung tied for third place. There is a tie for the first place among Telecom network providers with Airtel and Jio at the top, while Tata Sky came first among satellite service providers. There were no other brands in the list.

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