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Netflix Suffers Dramatic Worldwide Growth Slowdown

It blames price hikes for loss of US viewers

(Newser) - Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the April-June period. That's far below Netflix'... More »

13 Reasons Why Is Now 3 Controversial Minutes Shorter

Netflix cuts suicide scene after consultation with health experts

(Newser) - Netflix has scrubbed a difficult-to-watch suicide scene from 13 Reasons Why on the advice of mental health experts. The 3-minute scene from the season one finale, showing character Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) cutting her wrist with a razor blade and bleeding out in a bathtub, has been removed so that... More »

Netflix Subscribers, Say Goodbye to Friends

Iconic sitcom to leave streaming service next year, head to WarnerMedia's HBO Max

(Newser) - So no one told you Netflix was gonna be this way: Friends will no longer be there for subscribers to the streaming service next year. The '90s sitcom will then head to WarnerMedia’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service, HBO Max, set to launch in spring 2020, Variety reports. "... More »

Less Than 5 Minutes Into Special, Aziz Ansari Opens Up

He talks about the sexual misconduct allegation made against him

(Newser) - If you were wondering how long it would take Aziz Ansari to addresses the elephant in the room in his return to Netflix, TVLine has the answer: less than five minutes. Aziz Ansari: Right Now was released on Tuesday , and People reports that the special opens with the comedian talking... More »

Aziz Ansari's Return Is Nigh

To Netflix, that is

(Newser) - For a while, Aziz Ansari was all over Netflix, with two comedy specials and the Master of None series. But the latter's second season came out in 2017, and he hasn't had a new comedy special on Netflix since 2015, per Vulture . Now, a surprise return, some 18... More »

Outbid, Netflix to Lose The Office

'No. God. Please. No. No!!! No!!! Noooooo!' was one reaction to move to NBCUniversal streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is about to lose its most-streamed show . All nine seasons of The Office will be transferred to NBCUniversal's own streaming service in 2021 as part of a five-year deal, the company confirmed Tuesday, with BuzzFeed rounding up sorrowful Twitter sentiments via GIFs. NBCUniversal's service is expected to... More »

Christian Group's Netflix Petition Gets the Job Done

Netflix is on board; Amazon not so much

(Newser) - Mission accomplished for Return to Order —kind of. "We promise not to make any more," an official Netflix account tweeted Thursday in response to the Christian group's petition demanding the company cancel Good Omens. Thing is, the show is made by Amazon Prime. Amazon also got... More »

Victims on New Netflix Show Think They've Got a Job. But No.

'Prank Encounters' is already getting criticized online

(Newser) - A new Netflix show is taking heat for punking people who believe they've just scored an exciting new job, Fox News reports. Hosted and co-exec produced by Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo, Prank Encounters will air later in 2019 and follow its unwitting victims with hidden cameras. "Each... More »

Notorious Case That Rocked NYC Gets 'Intimate' New Look

Ava DuVernay's 'When They See Us' on Netflix examines the Central Park Five

(Newser) - It was a story "big enough, terrible enough, to electrify a city grown numb to its own badness." So writes Jim Dwyer for the New York Times on the story that inspired When They See Us, a four-part Netflix movie by Ava DuVernay debuting Friday on the Central... More »

Georgia's Abortion Legislation Could Drive Netflix Out

If measure takes effect, company to 'rethink' its presence in state

(Newser) - Netflix says filming in Georgia will go on, but if the state's new legislation imposing new restrictions on abortions takes effect, that could change . "We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,"... More »

As Cannes Kicks Off, Jury President Targets Trump, Netflix

'The world is melting and these guys are basically ruling with rage and anger and lies'

(Newser) - The 72nd Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday—and jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu had more on his mind than entertainment. The Mexican director slammed populist leaders like President Trump and warned that "ignorance" on issues like immigration could lead to another world war, the BBC reports. "... More »

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ... More »

AOC May Get 2nd Documentary

Report says it would be on her Green New Deal; another is currently on Netflix

(Newser) - A sign that the buzz around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't dying down: She's prominently featured in one documentary currently on Netflix, and Axios reports that she might get more of a solo treatment in a second film. AOC is one of four women in the 2018 elections featured in... More »

After Debut of Netflix Drama, Teen Suicides Hit 19-Year High

Researchers suspect there was a 13 Reasons Why link

(Newser) - There was a disturbing jump in teen and tween suicides in the month after Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why made its debut, researchers say. The researchers analyzed federal data on suicides among people 10 to 64 from Jan. 2013 through Dec. 2017 and found that the month with the most... More »

Beyonce Pulls Off Another Surprise

Release of undisclosed live album, with a new song

(Newser) - Beyonce's Netflix documentary Homecoming, focusing on the singer's 2018 Coachella performance , premiered Wednesday with a surprise for fans. Included is a brand new song, a cover of "Before I Let Go," released by Frankie Beverly and Maze in 1981, per Variety . But you don't need... More »

Why Everyone Is Talking About a Walrus Scene on Netflix

It's found in the second episode of 'Our Planet'

(Newser) - Our Planet clocks in at eight episodes, but it's a single scene from the newly released Netflix documentary series narrated by David Attenborough that's making waves. It's found in Episode two, "Frozen Worlds," and it involves hundreds of walruses falling to their deaths. The series... More »

Disney Fires Opening Shot Against Netflix

Disney+ launches Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month

(Newser) - Disney+ is a steal—or so the company apparently wants you to think. The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced that its streaming service will launch Nov. 12 at a cost of $6.99 a month (or $69.99 for a year), a price tag that Variety reports comes in... More »

DoJ Warns Academy Against Excluding Netflix

Move could violate antitrust laws

(Newser) - The Justice Department is now involved in the Hollywood dispute over the Oscars eligibility of movies made by Netflix and other streaming services. Makan Delrahim, an assistant attorney general in the antitrust division, has warned Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences CEO Dawn Hudson that new rules being considered... More »

She Was Disowned for Being Gay. Then the Queer Eye Guys Stepped In

Netflix episode featuring Jess Guilbeaux has proved to be an 'ugly cry' one

(Newser) - Netflix recently started streaming the third season of Queer Eye, and one episode in particular is causing people to "ugly cry." NBC News reports on "Black Girl Magic," the fifth episode, which puts 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux in the spotlight. Guilbeaux, a waitress in Lawrence, Kan., was... More »

Amy Schumer: Hubby Is 'On the Spectrum'

Comedian says she 'knew from the beginning that my husband's brain was a little different than mine'

(Newser) - Amy Schumer loves her husband because of his autism, not in spite of it. Chef Chris Fischer, whom Schumer married last year , "has autism spectrum disorder. He's on the spectrum," Schumer says in her Netflix special Growing , which was filmed in Chicago in December and began streaming... More »

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