Podcasting is experiencing a Netflix moment. Global hits – from the ground-breaking Serial to Up and Vanished, and TV crossovers such as Dirty John – and Spotify’s plan to spend up to $500m on leading producers have made podcasts a hot media property. Global monthly podcast listener figures are forecast to grow more than six-fold, from 287 million in 2016 to 1.85 billion in 2023, according to the Ovum research company Ovum. In the UK, Ofcom says that nearly 6 million people tune into a podcast each week, double the number of five years ago. “A Netflix moment is a very accurate characterisation of what is happening in podcasting,” says Hernan Lopez, the founder of the podcast studio Wondery, maker of hits including Dr Death and Over My Dead Body. “I would say we are reaching an inflection point. Huge numbers of people are realising that there is great content available that isn’t offered by traditional players.” This moment has not been … [Read more...] about Podcasting’s Netflix moment: the global battle for domination
IT MAY still be November but you’ve probably made your way through most of the Netflix Christmas films, right? Wrong! There is a whole selection of secret festive titles that you could be missing out on. According to Her.ie the movie streaming site has an array of hidden gems that are available to all users – as long as you have the secret codes. By making a small tweak to the Netflix URL, you will be able to unlock a whole host of Christmas content that you might have missed out on otherwise To manually explore categories usually hidden by the streaming service, you will need to enter the following URL: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER Then, simply replace the “INSERTNUMBER” component of the URL with one of the codes needed to access the seasonal genres.Here are all the codes you’ll need to jingle all the way to December 25 – you’re welcome. Family-friendly Christmas films: 1394522 Feel-good Christmas children & family … [Read more...] about Netflix has secret Christmas movie genres and here are the codes you need to unlock them
Photo: Maya Robinson and Photos by Netflix, FX and HBO Just before the February 2013 debut of House of Cards, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed his game plan for the streaming service. “The goal,” he told GQ, “is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.” More than a few TV-industry insiders dismissed Sarandos’s statement as bluster, tough talk from a Silicon Valley outsider playing to investors and the tech media. But by at least one major metric — the size of its original programming roster — it turns out Sarandos wasn’t bluffing. Barely three years after it started churning out its own programming, Netflix already has more original series in various stages of production than HBO, the longtime leader of premium cable content and a network that has been in business for over 40 years. What’s more, as the chart below illustrates, Netflix next year is poised to expand its lineup to more than two dozen series, … [Read more...] about How Netflix’s Original Programming Is Poised to Outpace the Top Cable Networks, in One Chart
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images According to Deadline, Naomi Watts is set to star in the upcoming psychological-thriller series Gypsy, scripted by Lisa Rubin, which received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Netflix. Watts will star as therapist Jean Holloway, a woman who “begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.” Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Sam Taylor-Johnson will direct the series’ first two episodes, which suggests therapists the nation over should get ready for a lot of reaaaaaaaaaal awkward conversations next year. Sources Deadline … [Read more...] about Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Thriller Series
THE CROWN will return to Netflix on November 17 and fans of the series can't wait for the new season - featuring a brand spanking new cast. In season three the fabulous Oscar-winning Olivia Colman is stepping into our beloved Claire Foy's shoes as she takes on the role of Queen Elizabeth II. Here's EVERYTHING you need to know... When is season three of The Crown on Netflix? Netflix has confirmed that The Crown series three will premiere on Sunday November 17. It will land from 8am GMT and will consist of 10 episodes like the previous two series with all the episodes made available at once. The third and fourth series will span the years 1964-76, with series one and two detailing the early years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from 1947-63. What will happen in The Crown season 3 The Crown is a historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.Season three will feature the years 1964, after the birth of the Queen's youngest child Prince Edward. The 1970s will see Prince Charles … [Read more...] about The Crown season 3 UK release date – what time is it out on Netflix?