Netflix signed an agreement for rights to Sony Movies, including Spider-man, Venom, Jumanji, and Bad Boys movies. This unexpected deal will increase Netflix streamers.
This multi-year deal will offer a streaming service in which users will have access to all Sony Pictures movies after their theatrical and home entertainment releases, starting from the beginning of the next year.
With this impressive deal, Netflix has succeeded in expanding its streaming services by shaking hands with Sony Pictures. This agreement will start in 2021 and will continue till 2026.
The upcoming releases, such as ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’, ‘Uncharted’, ‘Morbius’, and ‘Bullet Train’ will be streaming on Netflix. It will also include the forthcoming Spider-man movies and other movies based on Marvel characters that will appear on Netflix.
Scott Stuber, head of Global Films at Netflix, stated that “Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement.”
“This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first-run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide.”
The financial terms of this 5-year contract weren’t revealed yet. However, as estimated by the Wall Street Journal, the agreement is worth many hundred million dollars annually. It is worth over 1 billion dollars during the period of the deal.
Bad news from Netflix for those who share passwords!
Mar 23, 2021
The Netflix streaming platform is working on a new feature that can crack down password sharing more accurately. If you’re the one who shares Netflix passwords with friends and families, this is your wake-up call.
Apparently, the streaming giant is testing the new method to verify users’ accounts to stop the spread of a password among people, including strangers, and to prevent fraud.
Given that the competition among the streaming platforms is picking up phase everyday and big players like Disney+, HBO Max, and Hulu were gaining significance by day, Netflix may have found a way to find a way to close all the loopholes of losses. Netflix still tops the streaming race with adding 37 million new customers last year, surpassing 200 million subscribers.
Netflix’s basic plan in the U.S. is about $8.99. As of October, the streamer’s standard plan, which allows viewers to watch on two separate devices simultaneously, increased by $1 to $13.99, while its premium plan, which allows viewers to watch on four devices, rose to $17.99, from $15.99.
Michelle Obama will launch back-to-back Netflix Projects!
Feb 7, 2021
Barack and Michelle Obama are working on Netflix treat to their fans with a new line-up of projects to be launched on the streaming platform. Higher Ground, the production company owned by Michelle and Barack Obama officially announced that they’re all set to complete a roster of movies and shows for Netflix and they’ll release them one after another shortly. Here’s a list,
- A movie with an adaptation of author Mohsin Hamid’s 2017’s Exit West
- Tenzing, a biopic about Tenzing Norgay, the sherpa who first surmounted Everest with Edmund Hillary
- Satellite from writer Ola Shokunbi
- Celestina, 29, on the day of her first wedding.
- Firekeeper’s Daughter, a YA thriller an 18-year-old Native girl she reluctantly goes undercover in a police investigation on her Ojibwe reservation
- Great National Parks, “a natural history docuseries that will explore some of the most wondrous national parks and wild spaces”
OMG, that indeed is a big line-up!
“Indian Matchmaking” Makes Traditions Look ‘Burdensome’
Aug 4, 2020
Every single person who watches Netflix has been asking each other “Hey have you seen Indian Matchmaking?”
Of course, everybody has binged on it as it talks about Indian people when it’s exclusively created by the whites. This was the case with ‘Family Karma’ a bold reality series that ended its season 1.
It’s quite interesting when a reality series is created for viewers especially on online platforms. The genre speaks mainly about human living from its beautiful doc series to the series where women are seen throwing wine whereas husbands utter anti-gay insults behind them.
The streaming devices series are quite different from Family Karma pointing on the same group of people. But ‘Indian Matchmaking’ has created a niche in the streamers reality dating show.
The perfectly drafted series shows matchmaker Sima Taparia who is seen bringing matches both in India and as well as for Indians in the US. This is a show that seems decent, well-penned on marriage complexes but fails to show ‘shadism, sexism, and casteism.’
In the case of Family Karma shows certain Indian American Kin living near Miami and feuds are cool when compared with other series in the platform.
“Indian Matchmaking” A Series Which Makes Viewers Obsessed!
Jul 23, 2020
Several viewers got a sneak peek of what it has in store and were busy talking on the newly released series “Indian Matchmaking.”
The new doc series is from the work of Sima Taparia a Mumbai matchmaker who goes around the globe helping her clients for arranged marriages.
Well here are some of the facts you should know about the series with no spoilers:
Sima urges her patrons to call her “Sima Auntie” and she is not only a matchmaker but also a partial therapist and a family counselor.
Well, she has ample experience in an arranged marriage as she herself was married this way before 30 yrs.
Sima was back in 2017’s doc series “A Suitable Girl” where three Indian girls face challenges of finding the right partner.
The series is helmed by Smirti Mundhara who co-directed “A Suitable Girl.”
There’s a Swarm of Cast
From real face reading professionals to the woman who was considered by fans as super picky and so on are on board.
One client Aparna who stole the hearts said: “viewers are definitely going to have feelings about” various awards and opportunities of romantic remarks as “I don’t hate him,” as a capable suitor.
It’s More and Beyond Arranged Marriages
It spills all the hidden family secrets and feuds with mothers. Well, watch over the moms as they can be quite a lot.
Speaking on this author Ayelet Waldman shared in her tweet saying: “Watching Indian Matchmaking on Netflix and the casualness with which people keep repeating the requirement that matches be “fair” is…disconcerting.”
Netflix To Release Resident Evil Series!
After months of developing and wide research for a creator, Netflix has bagged an 8 episode of the popular thriller drama ‘Resident Evil.’ Co-director of Supernatural Andrew Dabb will supervise the series on the online platform and produced by Constantin Film.
Further, Andrew is said to return to Resident Evil post completing the pending last season of CW’s popular series Supernatural which now is back to production after months of shutdown.
Speaking on this Andrew stated: “Resident Evil is my favorite game of all time” and “I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first-ever Resident Evil series to Netflix members around the world. For every type of Resident Evil fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
Andrew will be the screenwriter and executive producer with Constantin movie Robert Kulzer and Oliver Berben and Mary Leah Sutton. In the beginning, 14 yr old siblings Jade and Billie Wesker are seen moving to New Raccoon City. Being a corporate place they are pushed to be there and the more they spend time the more they come to know that the town is unimaginable than they think and their dad has been hiding a lot of dark secrets, things that could make the end of the world.
The News was announced in a tweet by Netflix. It said, “We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in the US). Thanks for the memories, gang.”
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019
The evergreen hit sitcom will make its move to WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO Max which is still in the works and would launch in Spring 2020. After that, you can catch up with all 236 episodes of Friends. How much will the subscription cost? well, we’re yet to know.
You can find Friends on Warner Media’s streaming offering HBO Max along with other cult hits like “Pretty Little Liars” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Introducing the next big thing: HBO Max, our upcoming streaming service featuring exclusive originals and the best-of-the-best from the WarnerMedia portfolio. Learn more: https://t.co/MHHIkV0ohz pic.twitter.com/N9jb9FifIW
— WarnerMedia (@WarnerMediaGrp) July 9, 2019
HBO will also come up with their original series, inking deals with producer Greg Berlanti and actress and producer Reese Witherspoon. Some shows that will feature in its inaugural streaming launch are—”Tokyo Vice,” starring Ansel Elgort; “The Flight Attendant,” starring Kaley Cuoco; and “Love Life,” starring Anna Kendrick apart from 10,000 hours of content.
Good News For 90’s Kids! Netflix To Stream Popular Series Moesha, Sister, Sister!
Yes, You Hear It Right! They Are Back!
Netflix has acquired the rights to premiere some of the popular black series of the ’90s and 2000s which has “Moesha, Sister, Sister, and The Parkers, and so on.” If you a 90’s kid then you might have the experience of rushing to your TV to watch these amazing sitcoms.
Those were days when there were very few black television series starring very few black heroines portraying characters that people battled with. If you missed the opportunity to watch these there were repeats in the early 2000s and it never failed to capture the audience.
Their promotions and posters for Sister, Sister was very much fresh as it kept displaying in Disney Channel.
What impacted the most was that these series spoke about issues that every individual battled within that particular age. Sister, Sister saw in secured and less confident twins who get into a lesser-known cheerleading group. They seem worried and low when their parents come to the rescue explaining that it does not matter what others think.
Yet another favorite was Moesha when she is seen getting a Saturn from her father in spite of wanting a Jeep. The overreaction of her reminds that even we should have done the same at some situation.
Netflix to Remove its Viewers Who are not Active
Speaking on Thursday the online streaming device stated that it will unsubscribe members who are not frequently watching for a year or more and if the reason is not valid or if they don’t get any response then they will be cut off from the subscription.
Netflix also said that it has sent notifications to subscribers who did not watch any of their favorites in the last year from the time they have been part of it. Further, they are also checking with the customers whether they want to remain with their membership.
In a statement, the firm said: “You know that sinking feeling when you realize you signed up for something but haven’t used it in ages? At Netflix, the last thing we want is people paying for something they’re not using.”
The unexpected process is now a witness to prove how loyal their subscribers are. Some of the firms are relieved to remove their association with their customers like bank accounts or credits.
The company also stated that the not so active users widely called ‘zombie accounts’ will be just a handful of users or even less than 1% out of its entire users. With 182 million subscribers as of March 31st stated that it will easy for people who want to rejoin the online streamer.
Members who are wishing to make a comeback within 10 months will have their wish list, profile, their viewing options, and their account information as such.
Further, the Director of Product Innovation, Netflix said that: “In the meantime, we hope this new approach saves people some hard-earned cash.”
‘Netflix Party’ a Chrome Extension to Stream Shows with Friends
Mar 19, 2020
While social isolation has kept people locked down in their houses, the ‘Netflix Party’ has received a new update and is trending like never before. The extension that is exclusive to Chrome browsers can be installed to chat with friends whilst watching your favorite Netflix show together. Netflix Party allows multiple users to stream a movie or a show at the same time by sharing a link.
@asmaticchow to stay social during social distancing 🥵 ##smallgestures ##selfcare ##safehands ##covid19 ##quarantine ##fyp ##foryourpage♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
Several companies have come forward to unite people with the help of technology with their services as social gatherings are out of the question considering the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of positive cases is increasing with each passing day and the only way people could connect right now is through group chats and video conferences. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has already announced that the tech giant would be offering chats and communication extensions for free.
Netflix to Reboot ‘Heartbreak High’
Netflix officially announced the plans on reimagining the popular 1990s teen series ‘Heartbreak High’. Ultimately, the series will go through tweaks to match the modern teenage audience. The deal was made with Fremantle Australia by Netflix and finish the work by 2022.
The drama is planned to have 210 episodes and will be released as ‘Netflix Originals’ and streamed only on Netflix. Fremantle will co-produce with NewBe, a company that holds the rights to the series.
“The new Heartbreak High is for young people in Australia today to feel seen — showcasing their stories, senses of humour and aesthetics to the world, and reminding everyone that they are much, much cooler than us,” she added. “It’s also for the 90s kids, fans of the original series who remember what it’s like to feel understood by a TV show.”
Yes, Netflix and chill minus the thrill (well, to some extent).
In an industry pioneered by the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu, content creators have been increasingly investing in their own streaming platforms.
So does WarnerMedia, who is reportedly in talks to exit from Netflix this Spring. The show’s licenses to Netflix will likely end, leaving Netflix in a fix and its viewers in a frenzy.
Where would those shows end up? Well, seems like the folks in Warner Media are coming up with their own streaming platform, and they’ve revealed their intention to keep all of their TV shows for themselves, bundled in their own streaming ‘closet’.
So make sure you hardcore fans reading this are ready to shed a few more dollars to catch up with Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, Supergirl. Warner Media is coming in to carve its own stream of shows at the expense of your pocket.
This is not the first time a media giant ditched major streaming services like Netflix though. The Walt Disney Company is planning on rolling out Disney+ later this year while Warner Brothers’ subsidiary DC Entertainment rolled out DC Universe last year, featuring shows like Doom Patrol and Titans.
Would you prefer having separate subscriptions for Netflix, Warner, Disney+? Or what are the streaming services you’d stick to? React below!