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Cable Is No Longer King
Cable Is No Longer King

Cable Is No Longer King

Streaming claims new record with 40.3% of TV usage in June

(Newser) - Americans spent more than 40% of their TV time in June on streaming services, a record high not just for streaming but for any single category of viewership, per Variety . Younger viewers now on summer holidays drove a 2.1% increase in overall TV consumption and 6% increase in streaming...

Asked About Future Plans, DeGeneres Drops a Bomb

'This is the last time you're going to see me,' comedian says at show, suggesting retirement

(Newser) - There's quiet quitting , and then there's not-so-quiet quitting, which is what Ellen DeGeneres just apparently did. Forbes reports that the 66-year-old comedian is currently on her "Ellen's Last Stand ... Up" tour, which kicked off in April, and she's also got a Netflix comedy special on...

In Saudi Arabia, a Netflix Show Creator Is Sentenced

Abdulaziz Almuzaini's case shows conflicting state of affairs in the new Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - A dual US-Saudi citizen and celebrated animator with a Netflix deal says he's facing decades in prison in Saudi Arabia because of his art. Abdulaziz Almuzaini, the man behind Masameer , a cartoon likened to South Park, and a spinoff Netflix show Masameer County , has been publicly celebrated by the...

After Sad Hot Dog Contest News, a Match-Up for the Ages

Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi to compete in Netflix competition

(Newser) - After organizers for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest said Joey Chestnut wouldn't compete this year because of a deal with a rival brand, Netflix swiftly announced a new hot dog-eating competition that will feature Chestnut and his "fiercest rival." Chestnut, a 16-time hot...

Mike Tyson Will Fight Again at Age 58
Mike Tyson Will Fight
Again at Age 58

Mike Tyson Will Fight Again at Age 58

But former heavyweight champ postpones bout against Jake Paul until November

(Newser) - Mike Tyson still plans to fight Jake Paul on Netflix, but he's postponing the bout after a health scare aboard a flight. The fight originally scheduled to take place in July will now happen on November 18 in Texas, reports the AP . Tyson, who has not fought professionally since...

Lawsuit: Baby Reindeer Is the 'Biggest Lie in TV History'

Woman who says she was the inspiration for stalker character is suing Netflix for $170M

(Newser) - A woman who says she was the inspiration for a character in Baby Reindeer is seeking a big payday from Netflix. Scottish woman Fiona Harvey filed a $170 million lawsuit against the streaming service in California on Thursday, saying she was the inspiration for the character Martha, but the claim...

Netflix Password Crackdown Is Working
Netflix Password Crackdown
Is Working

Netflix Password Crackdown Is Working

To the tune of millions of new customers

(Newser) - Netflix's decision to crack down on password sharing may not have been a popular one, but apparently it was a smart one for the streaming company. In its earnings report Thursday, the company announced an addition of 9.33 million subscribers in the first quarter, an increase of more...

Disturbing Netflix Series Leads to Probe of New York Boarding School

Rampant abuse alleged at now-shuttered institution

(Newser) - A Netflix docuseries spotlighting abuse allegations at a long-shuttered boarding academy for teens in rural northern New York has prompted dozens of new complaints to the local prosecutor and a fresh investigation, the AP reports. The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping started streaming last month. The three-part series by filmmaker...

Netflix Unable to Get Inventing Anna Suit Axed

Lawyer says Netflix defamed Rachael Williams after she sold her story to rival HBO

(Newser) - Netflix has failed to deflect a defamation lawsuit alleging it falsely portrayed one of the subjects of the Inventing Anna miniseries as a heartless, greedy mooch. Rachel DeLoache Williams, a former Vanity Fair staffer who penned a book about her friendship with con artist Anna Sorokin , filed the lawsuit in...

This Was Most-Watched Streaming Original in 2023

Nielsen says 'Ted Lasso' was top-scoring original, while 'Suits' set streaming record

(Newser) - Nielsen exec Brian Fuhrer says Ted Lasso was such a big hit that he initially thought an error had occurred at the ratings company. The series was the most-watched original series on a streaming service last year, though its maker, Apple TV+, has fewer viewers than any other service Nielsen...

Netflix Tosses Halle Berry Film
Netflix Tosses
Halle Berry Film

Netflix Tosses Halle Berry Film

'The Mothership' will vanish just like the farmer in its story

(Newser) - A film starring Halle Berry is headed for the waste bin. Netflix is canning the science-fiction film The Mothership, which has floundered in post-production for years, per Variety . It starred Berry as one half of a farming couple who finds herself a single mother when her husband mysteriously vanishes. A...

Well, Now You Can Netflix and Wrestle
Netflix Just Got
a Little Raw

Netflix Just Got a Little Raw

WWE is headed to the streaming service in 2025, so soon you can Netflix and wrestle

(Newser) - WWE's weekly show Raw will move to Netflix next year as part of a major streaming deal worth more than $5 billion. TKO Group Holdings Inc., which houses WWE and UFC, said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that the agreement is for 10 years, with Netflix having an...

Barack Obama Wins His 2nd Emmy
Barack Obama
Wins Another Emmy

Barack Obama Wins Another Emmy

Former POTUS wins at Creative Arts Emmys

(Newser) - Former President Obama won his second Emmy, and John Mulaney won his third Sunday on night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the AP reports. Obama won the Emmy for best narrator for his Netflix documentary series, Working: What We Do All Day, repeating in a category he previously...

Love Is Blind Contestant Sues Over 'Walking Red Flag' Fiance

Renee Poche alleges that Netflix reality dating show forced her to stay with 'abusive' partner

(Newser) - Love may be blind, but according to a former contestant who competed on a Netflix reality show based on that concept, it's producers who turned a blind eye to her "abusive" matchup. People reports on a new lawsuit filed by Renee Poche, who competed on Season 5 of...

Kevin Spacey: 'Netflix Exists Because of Me'

Former 'House of Cards' star says platform was wrong to fire him over 'allegations alone'

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey isn't feeling very appreciated this holiday as a new interview finds the actor blasting his former employer Netflix, a platform he claims to have put "on the map." Spacey starred in Netflix's first original scripted series House of Cards , which was a big hit...

Squid Game Contestants Threaten Lawsuit

Contestants on Netflix's spin-off game show say they suffered injuries while filming

(Newser) - Contestants on Squid Game: The Challenge, Netflix's spin-off reality competition show based on the mega-hit series from South Korea, say they were harmed while filming and are threatening the streaming company and producers of the show with a lawsuit. Two contestants say that while filming in cold weather in...

Bridgerton Actor: I Had No Support Amid Psychotic Breaks

Ruby Barker faults Netflix, Shondaland

(Newser) - Ruby Barker felt her star rise as she appeared in Netflix's smash hit Bridgerton, but it was not an enjoyable time. As she reveals in a podcast interview, the British actor suffered not one but two psychotic breaks after filming the first season of the period drama, which saw...

Netflix Is Raising Some of Its Prices

Premium, legacy basic plans go up $2

(Newser) - Netflix is raising prices Wednesday, one of several changes welcomed by investors and Wall Street analysts. Consumers may be less thrilled. The basic streaming plan, which new customers can't have, will go from $9.99 per month to $11.99; that's the bottom plan without ads. The premium...

Netflix Plans to Launch 'Netflix House' Destinations

They'll feature dining, shopping, live experiences based on shows like 'Stranger Things'

(Newser) - After the success of pop-up fan experiences based on shows including Stranger Things, Bridgerton, and Money Heist, Netflix is planning to launch some permanent destinations. Josh Simon, the company's vice president of consumer products, tells Bloomberg that the "Netflix House" locations will feature a mix of dining, retail,...

Beckhams Open Up About David's Alleged Affairs

It was 'the most unhappy I have ever been in my entire life,' Victoria says in Netflix docuseries

(Newser) - Victoria Beckham opens up about the "hardest period" of her marriage to retired soccer legend David Beckham in a Netflix documentary premiering Wednesday. The fashion designer and Spice Girl acknowledges speculation that her husband had an affair while playing for Spain's Real Madrid in 2003—rumors that the...

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