Netflix loses users for first time in a decade
24 April 2022 | 2:50 pm
We take a look at the many reasons why the global streaming giant Netflix lost some 200,000 users this past quarter and we find out what the site may do to get investors happy again. We also discuss the IMF's downgrading of global economic forecasts. Finally, takeaway delivery platform Deliveroo gets a big fine from a French court.
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27 Jul 2020
Rather than alter the script, Netflix decided to cancel a new series to be produced in Turkey. More limitations loom for the global streaming provider.
30 Jul 2020
Content streaming platform Netflix has picked up a record-breaking 160 primetime nominations. Despite the industry's challenges facing the coronavirus pandemic, awards officials called it an "extraordinary year."
31 Jul 2020
Since 2015, when Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st was onboarded to Netflix, more and more Nigerian films have made their way to the platform. This has become more frequent in recent months. And also, during this pandemic period, one of the things that have kept Millions sane over time is streaming giant – Netflix. So we bring to you the top 10 Nollywood films on Netflix.
11 Oct 2020
After discussing how the press is covering poverty in France and hunger in Africa, we lighten things up (a bit) with how social media has found a new, favourite young whistleblower and a buzzing TV show, "Emily in Paris".
8 Oct 2020
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14 Jan 2021
With movie premieres remaining up in the air due to the pandemic, Netflix decided to drop the names of every film they’ll release this year.
23 Jan 2021
The success of the "Lupin" series on Netflix is reviving public interest in Maurice Leblanc's novels about the gentleman burglar. "The book that we see very regularly in the hands of Omar Sy and his son in the series is already out of print," says the manager of a bookshop on the outskirts of Paris.
13 Feb 2021
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16 Feb 2021
It's not just boy meets girl but also Bollywood meets Nollywood in a film released by Netflix on Valentine's Day, and created by an Indian-Nigerian restaurateur.
20 Feb 2021
Madonna is set to release a Netflix documentary featuring extensive footage from her troubled Madame X tour, according to new reports.
19 Apr 2021
Imagine working for a company where you don't have to apply for holiday time or seek prior approval for expenses. Imagine giving feedback to your boss – in public! Imagine being trusted to make major decisions without clearance from line managers. The flipside? If you perform anything less than excellently, you lose your job. Freedom and "talent density" are the two key ingredients of Netflix's corporate culture. The formula has driven the company from a humble DVD rental service 20 years ago to one of the world’s most successful entertainment corporations.
25 Apr 2021
Shares in Netflix plunged by almost nine percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street on Tuesday, after the streaming giant announced a major slowdown in subscriber growth. Netflix added just four million new customers in the first three months of 2021, compared to 16 million in the same period last year. The company is hoping that new seasons of hit shows like "Sex Education" will help boost growth later this year. Also today, we hear how French employers are struggling to recruit seasonal workers for this summer.
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The war in Ukraine has forced a major rethink of European security, with further enlargement of both NATO and the EU now on the table. Kyiv has asked for a fast-track procedure for EU membership. Moldova and Georgia have also applied. The EU has made it clear that Ukraine belongs to the European family. However, admitting several more nations would be highly challenging. And even before the war, the EU was already negotiating with candidate countries Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. We discuss how far the EU should grow, and how fast that process should be, with two MEPs.
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As Berlin seeks to ween itself off Russian energy sources, Chancellor Scholz has said Qatar "plays an important role" in energy policy. The visiting Emir of Qatar has confirmed could start LNG deliveries by 2024.
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Germany's defense minister has said the anti-aircraft tank will be used to protect "critical infrastructure" in Ukraine from Russian attacks.
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On day two of the Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us why the première of "Top Gun: Maverick" has movie fans jostling to catch a glimpse of US actor Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We also take a look at the first films competing for the Palme d'Or, as Kirill Serebrennikov returns to Cannes to present "Tchaikovsky's Wife". The Russian director was unable to attend the screenings of his last two films, "Petrov's Flu" and "Leto", due to living under virtual house arrest in Moscow in recent years.
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In France, coming out of the closet and living openly as a member of the LGBTI+ community can be a significant psychological, emotional and social challenge. Until just 40 years ago, it was also a legal one. In 1982, the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 for homosexuals in France, making it the same for everyone. This landmark law paved the way for important civil liberties, including the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2013. But there are still obstacles to be overcome. To find out more about the ongoing fight for equality, we speak to Sébastien Tüller, LGBTI+ legal advisor for Amnesty International France.