Netflix Tag

By Lucas Shaw July 26, 2020 | In October of last year, I wrote a preview of four new streaming services from some of the world's largest companies, the onset of the so-called streaming wars. That term has proven to be something of a misnomer since the biggest dispute is between streaming services and distributors like Roku and Amazon, not between individual services. But now that all four...

  [caption id="attachment_848" align="alignleft" width="176"] Mark Orne | Screen Engine/ASI[/caption] July 16, 2020 | In March, as theaters across the country closed in line with regional stay-at-home guidance, at Screen Engine/ASI we quickly pivoted to launch PostVOD, a service that captures audience demos and feedback for movies premiering on premium video-on-demand (PVOD) and early electronic sell-through (EEST). By May, at the start of...

By Wall Street Journal July 13, 2020 | When Netflix went public in 2002, its chief talent officer at the time, Patty McCord, helped strip the company of formal time off, travel and expense policies. WSJ caught up with McCord to learn how this unconventional move helped shape Netflix culture. Watch Video on Wall Street Journal....

Dave Chappelle is one of the stars Netflix has begun promoting on YouTube. By Lucas Shaw June 28, 2020 | Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings has long portrayed YouTube as his company’s biggest competitor. It is the only online video service in the world that people spend more time using every day than Netflix. Hastings’s fear of YouTube filtered throughout the streaming giant,...

June 17, 2020 | Investment analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson of MoffettNathanson in a new research note explain why their current forecast paints a deflationary picture in video consumer spending going forward from the COVID-19 pandemic, and what that could mean for sectors including theatrical releases, transactional home entertainment and subscription streaming.The analysts write: While the ultimate economic impact from COVID-19...

By Daniel Frankel June 5, 2020 | After seeing big pandemic-fueled usage surges in March and April, viewing time for the major U.S. SVOD services dipped in May, research company 7Park Data reports. Netflix, which saw average U.S. household minutes surpass 600 in April, dipped to around 550 average viewing minutes. While Disney Plus reached 200 average viewing minutes per household, then fell...

By Todd Spangler May 25, 2020 | Consumers have never had more options for streaming entertainment directly to their TVs, smartphones or computers. Which video streaming services are the best? Players jostling for share in the crowded subscription-video landscape include Netflix, Disney’s Disney Plus and Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, and (starting this week) HBO Max. Which of these is the “best” SVOD service, of course, is a subjective...

Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle' will bow on HBO Max in August. By Dade Hayes May 13, 2020 | When Disney and Apple undercut Netflix, pricing their new streaming services in the single-digit dollars per month, they shook up the market and reset consumer expectations. HBO Max, which WarnerMedia will launch on May 27, is playing the opposite end of the market. It will retail...

By Tara Lachapelle May 2, 2020 | As Hollywood sets sit empty because of the Covid-19 pandemic, streaming-video apps that were just getting off the ground are now running out of fresh movies and TV episodes. But this is only a hiccup compared to the vexing problem that awaits the industry when it finally emerges from the crisis. Is it possible to make money in the...

By David Sims April 22, 2020 | The global economy is plummeting in response to the coronavirus. Whole industries are frozen, and businesses such as movie theaters are facing months of lost revenue. But at least one company is thriving in a time when people are being urged to stay home: Netflix. Yesterday, the streaming service announced a staggering rise in subscriptions during the first quarter of...