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Netflix raising $1.6B in debt to fund acquisitions and content production

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Netflix is acquiring an additional $1.6 billion in debt to fund “content acquisitions, production and development,” among other “general corporate purposes,” the streaming giant said on Monday. It is the sixth time the company has issued senior notes since 2013. Last week,

Netflix beats expectations yet again outstripping its own growth estimates for Q3

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Despite a recent price hike in subscription rates, Netflix is steadily growing both in terms of revenues and subscribers. Beating Wall Street’s expectations, Netflix added 5.3 million new subscribers this quarter, with 850,000 coming in the US and 4.45 million coming

Americans spent over 9.5B hours watching YouTube in past one year

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YouTube is undoubtedly the most preferred mode of video streaming on mobile when it comes to the US citizens. According to the latest data released by App Annie, Americans spent nearly a billion hours watching YouTube videos on Android this

Netflix adds HDR support for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Netflix, the global entertainment company has added Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to its list of HDR supported devices. The Note 8 is first from Samsung to get official Netflix HDR compatibility, first spotted by SamMobile. The Note 8 would be

Netflix acquires streaming rights of S.S. Rajamouli’s war epic Baahubali

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In a big push into the Indian market, Netflix has acquired streaming rights of S.S. Rajamouli’s war epic Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion for $4 million, reports Livemint. “On the content front we are doubling down on Indian investment to

Disney will launch its own streaming service in 2019

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Disney has decided to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019 and instead launch its own streaming service. The company says that its new streaming service would be built off technology from the Major League Baseball founded video streaming

Netflix acquires comic book publisher Millarworld

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Netflix has made its first ever acquisition by purchasing comic book company Millarworld for an undisclosed amount. Two of Millarworld’s best-known comics, “Kingsman” and “Kick-Ass” are not included in this deal. Mark Millar, a Scottish writer, and former Marvel employee

Netflix beats Wall Street expectations with over 103M subscribers worldwide

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Netflix added 5.2 million new subscribers last quarter beating both its own expectations as well as that of Wall Street. The company is now up to 103.95 million subscribers worldwide pushing the stock up as much as 9.7 percent in after-hours trading after

Facebook in talks with Hollywood for original shows: Report

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Facebook’s fondness with videos is no secret. Now, to up its game, the social media giant is in talks with Hollywood studios for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode, according to The

Sun TV launches Sun NXT, a digital content platform for Android & iOS devices

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Now along with Netflix, HotStar and Amazon Prime Video, you have another streaming option to watch your favorite regional shows on Sun TV Network’s new digital content platform called Sun NXT. Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun TV has launched “Sun NXT”, an

Netflix and AIB are more popular in India than Facebook and WhatsApp: Mary Meeker report

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While the popular conception is that social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are the biggest reason behind growing Internet usage amongst people, the reality is that it isn’t networking or messaging but entertainment factor that keeps Indians glued

Netflix expands the offline viewing option to Windows 10 PCs

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After four months of launching the offline feature on Android and iOS platforms, Netflix has now expanded the feature to PCs also. Yes, now you can download all your Netflix shows on Windows desktop and watch them later. Netflix is

Netflix partners with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone to increase foothold in India

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In a bid to gain a bigger foothold in one of the world’s most lucrative market, global video streaming service Netflix has announced strategic partnerships with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone in India to offer locally-produced series and films to Indian viewers.

Apple hires Timothy D. Twerdahl to lead Apple TV product marketing

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The Cupertino giant has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, former head of Amazon’s Fire TV, as Vice President in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Apple confirmed the report to Bloomberg, saying that Twerdahl joined the company earlier this month. With

Google Home now supports Netflix, Domino’s, Quora, CNN and more

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It’s been barely two months since Google unveiled its own brand of home assistant to take on Amazon’s Alexa but looks like, Google is already edging past its rival. Google Home has got a slew of new controls that range

Facebook plans to sponsor original video content

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Over years, video content has become one of the major priorities for all kinds of social networking sites. But none of them has pursued it like Facebook. Adding to its continuous efforts to push video content on its platform, now

Amazon Prime Video launches in India

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Amazon Prime was launched in India this July. Since then, people have been waiting eagerly for the company’s video on demand streaming service, Amazon Prime video that it promised would hit Indian shores soon. And looks like the wait is

Netflix VR app for Google Daydream View launched on the Play store

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For all you Netflix lovers, the company has introduced another dedicated app for users who want to watch its popular series with Google’s Daydream View in an immersive manner. The app named “Netflix VR,” is more or less the same

Google shrinks the size of Android app updates by at least 65pc

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Though most of the updates improve app functionality and user interface, they also eat up a lot of data in the process. And with ever increasing the stream of applications and their updates, many people often choose not to go

Netflix now lets you download videos for offline viewing

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Despite repeatedly stating that it would never allow content downloading on its platform, Netflix is finally allowing its subscribers download some of its TV shows and movies for offline viewing. May be, because, improving the Internet network is not something