• Temple kissing scenes stir trouble for Netflix India
    NEW DELHI, November 23 (Reuters): An Indian state on Sunday asked police to investigate after a member of the country's ruling party objected to scenes in the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, in which a Hindu girl kisses a Muslim boy against the backdrop of a Hindu temple. The series is based on an English novel by one of India's leading writers Vikram Seth and follows a young girl's quest for a husband. It is directed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Mira Nair.
  • Netflix makes streaming free for Dec 5-6 weekend in India
    Streaming giant Netflix on Friday announced to make its platform free for the December 5-6 weekend in India. Anyone in India can watch all the blockbuster films, the biggest series, award-winning documentaries and reality shows for two days, starting from 12 midnight on December 5. Last month, the OTT streaming company announced plans to give its users in India access to free streaming for a weekend. "We think that giving away everyone in a country access to Netflix for f
  • The Crown season 4: Headier than ever (IANS Review, Rating: * * * * )
    The Crown (series on Netflix); Cast: Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Josh O'Connor, Helena Bonham Carter, Emerald Fennell, Tobias Menzies, Stephen Boxer, Erin Doherty, Marion Bailey; Created by: Peter Morgan; Rating: * * * * (four stars)   Season four of The Crown starts off with a couple of advantages. By now, the series has garnered a formidable fan base, so wide reception is no longer a challenge. More importantly, the story enters what must be the
  • Now OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, online news under I&B Ministry
    New Delhi, November 11 (IANS): Now content providers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are under the ambit of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, through an order. Online news portals have too been brought under it. The notification, which was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind, was issued on Monday. As per the present scenario, the Press Council of India takes care of the print media, whereas the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) keeps monitory news channels. The Adve
  • Netflix India releases three episodes of 'Bad Boy Billionaires' amid legal tussle
    MUMBAI, October 5 (Reuters): Netflix has partially released its much-awaited series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations after a state court lifted an injunction over the weekend, a lawyer representing Netflix said on Monday. The "Bad Boy Billionaires: India" documentary series about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, Subrata Roy of the Sahara group, IT executive Ramalinga Raju and jeweller Nirav Modi was set for release last month. Netflix, the world's lar
  • Netflix says it does not agree with Chinese author's views on Uighur Muslims
    Reuters Netflix Inc NFLX.O, in a response to U.S. senators' concerns over the company's plans to adapt a Chinese science-fiction book trilogy, said on Friday it did not agree with the Chinese author's views on the Chinese government's treatment of Uighur Muslims. Five Republican U.S. senators urged Netflix this week to reconsider plans to adapt the book into a TV series because they said the author has defended the Chinese government’s clampdown on ethnic Ui
  • Netflix argues for free speech in court spat with Indian tycoons over 'Bad Boy Billionaires'
    An Indian court’s decision to stall the release of a Netflix Inc series on four Indian tycoons facing fraud allegations “freezes free speech” and hurts the company financially, the U.S. streaming giant has argued in a court filing seen by Reuters. “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
  • Netflix has changed face of entertainment on global scale: Study
    Sydney, September 12 (IANS): By supporting multinational production at an unprecedented scale, streaming giant Netflix has changed the face of entertainment on a global scale, says a study. Netflix has funded the development of a growing library of series produced in more than 27 countries, across six continents, according to the article in the International Journal of Cultural Studies. "Few recognise the extent to which Netflix has metamorphosed into a global television ser
  • SC declines to entertain Netflix plea on use of Subrata Roy's name in series
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea by Netflix challenging an order of Bihar trial court restraining it from using the name of Subrata Roy, a businessman, in its upcoming web series "Bad Boy Billionaires" slated for release in India on Wednesday. A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde declined to entertain Netflix's plea, however, it granted the OTT platform the liberty to move the Patna High Court challenging the order passed by the Araria
  • The Netflix of football, Champions League to deliver more drama
    LISBON, August 17 (Reuters): Perhaps the Champions League has, inadvertently, found the right formula for the Netflix era. Rather than having to wait two weeks for the second episode of two-legged knockout games, allowing for distractions and loss of attention, fans have been binge watching the action every night. The COVID-enforced final eight mini-tournament in the Portuguese capital has delivered real drama, with unexpected plot twists in every instalment. The only pit
  • S. Korea to launch $825mn fund to compete with Netflix, YouTube
    SEOUL, JUNE 22 (IANS): South Korea said Monday that it plans to launch a 1 trillion-won ($825 million) fund and sharply cut red tape in order to help local players better compete with global media giants like Netflix and YouTube.   Under the plan, the local media market will be valued at 10 trillion won by 2022, and its exports will top 13.4 trillion won, according to the ICT Strategy Council.   The fund and eased regulations will help local players better respond