Should streamers get spoooooky?

Prey — a Predator reboot in which a Comanche woman battles the alien hunter — became Hulu’s most-viewed premiere this weekend. (According to many...
Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 11, 2022

Netflix stats show a slowdown in streaming. How can the industry restart growth?

Since the start of the pandemic, a consistent source for jokes has been the explosion of streaming services. Media players are chasing Netflix (and many...
Trung T. Phan • January 31, 2022

What are Netflix’s biggest hits?

“Bridgerton” is the top series, while “Birdbox” and “Extraction” are the top films. When a Netflix series or movie blows up, how do we know? One...
Trung T. Phan • September 29, 2021

The streaming wars are heating up. Who will win?

Source: Piñata Farms Raise your hand if you watched Die Hard Wonder Woman 1984 or Soul over the weekend. The release of these blockbusters on HBO...
Trung T. Phan • December 29, 2020

Why Netflix is changing its pricing strategy

If you’re a meticulous observer of your monthly credit card statement you may notice your recurring Netflix charge edge up this cycle. A few weeks...
Trung T. Phan • November 19, 2020

A below-the-radar winner in the streaming wars: Roku

The streaming battlefield is a land of giants: Apple ($2.3T market cap) Amazon ($1.8T), Netflix ($245B), Disney ($241B), AT&T ($210B), and Comcast ($206B) are...
Trung T. Phan • September 2, 2020

Netflix is beating the US military in the ‘Space Force’ trademark race

Photo: Netflix A quick word of advice: If you’re going to launch a new military branch, make absolutely sure you own the trademark first.  In Europe,...
Michael Waters • June 10, 2020

Netflix’s new variable playback feature lets you chill at warp speed

Netflix is testing a hyper-binge feature that has some in the film industry pissed. It offers audiences the opportunity to mainline content at almost...
Caroline Dohack • October 31, 2019

Netflix has to pay more than Dunder Mifflin’s valuation to keep ‘The Office’ on its platform

Original content isn’t the only thing Netflix is spending cash on these days: After the public threw a fit, Netflix went back on its...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 28, 2019

After getting people hooked on binge-worthy content, Netflix is raising prices again

Yesterday, Netflix jacked up its US monthly subscription prices by $2/month, the largest increase in the company’s 12-year history. As other platforms grow, the baron...
Conor Grant • January 16, 2019

‘Sugar Puffs or Frosties?’ How Netflix’s bet on interactive TV could pay off

After Bird Box, Netflix’s next-most-buzzworthy movie was Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, a choose-your-own-adventure-style thriller that follows the main character, Stefan, as he …
Lindsey Quinn • January 3, 2019

Netflix’s hackathon only seems like a bad idea

Yesterday, Netflix publicized two of the ‘features’ that came out of its biannual hackathon: facial-recognition that lets users control the app with their tongues...
Conor Grant • November 9, 2018

To broaden its base of bingers, Netflix raises another $2B in debt

Netflix announced another $2B in debt financing, the 6th time in 4 years the company is taking out more than $1B in debt. The company...
Conor Grant • October 23, 2018

Netflix hires PR genius Rachel Whetstone to handle scandals that haven’t happened yet

Netflix dismissed communications chief Jonathan Friedland last month for an HR violation involving the N-word (trust us, it wasn’t “Netflix”). But Netflix has filled...
Conor Grant • August 29, 2018

Netflix streamed right past Comcast, and Disney is its only competitor — for now

Last week Netflix’s value hit $142B, knocking rival Comcast (worth $141B) down a step on the podium in the race for media’s gold medal....
Conor Grant • May 14, 2018

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