700,000 sickies: Netflix lifts the lid on Australia’s binge-watching culture

Netflix has released new data on Australian viewers and their streaming preferences. Here are the things we value most. Australia’s Netflix obsession at a glance Stranger Things, comedy and sickies. Netflix has surveyed and Aussies have spoken. The streaming platform that brings us the cult series ‘Stranger Things,’ says that 68% of our population has […]

Netflix is raising prices by killing its cheapest ad-free plan

Netflix is about to get a lot more expensive for a huge chunk of its subscriber base. The Los Gatos, CA-based streaming giant announced the death of its US$11.99 Basic plan during the company’s recent earnings report. The Basic Plan has been the cheapest ad-free option for subscribers since Netflix NFLX +1.5% began offering ad-based plans. Where ad-based […]

Dalton Swallows Universe: Beloved Aussie story now global Netflix smash

Boy Swallows Universe is the 5th most-watched Netflix show in the world this week. Set in 80s Queensland, the Trent Dalton penned series has amassed 3.6 million views so far. Forbes Australia talks to Netflix APAC head of public affairs about the homegrown Aussie story, and how the streamer’s $1 billion investment in Australian content […]

Netflix cuts 100 shows: ‘Bling Empire,’ ‘Sex Education,’ ‘Shadow And Bone’ among the known casualties

Strike-interrupted writing and filming, overloaded production schedules and a general downturn for some of the country’s largest entertainment companies have hit Netflix with the streamer cutting more than 100 shows and shrinking its output of original programming last year, Bloomberg reported, and it already seems clear at least some of the shows that got the […]

Games for everyone: Netflix tests new streaming tech

The streaming giant revealed in an updated blog post that it is rolling out limited beta test of its game-streaming tech to the US. Earlier this year, Netflix revealed plans to take on gaming with new game-streaming technology, which would see Netflix users be able to play games just like they watch Netflix – in […]