Disney+ takes on Netflix
13 April 2019 | 3:44 pm
The battle for video supremacy is underway with Disney+ aiming to undercut Netflix. This comes just before the mega-cap companies’ earnings due next week. But how are markets pricing the rivalry?
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
Oloture is the story of a young, naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking.
27 Dec 2020
Crowds flock to Taipei's annual Christmas Land lights festival, featuring Disney-themed 3D mapping projections and colourful lighting installations. Taiwan is one of the few places in the world that has not imposed lockdowns during the pandemic. Now in its 10th year, Christmas Land is Taiwan's largest Christmas lights festival, attracting more than 6 million visitors last year.
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.
12 Feb 2021
Disney's shares have rallied after the company reported better than expected results for its latest quarter. Sales came in at €16.2 billion, down 22 percent from the previous year, amid a continuing hit from the pandemic. But its streaming business Disney+ is continuing to grow as people stay home for longer, offsetting losses made at its theme parks that have suffered months of shutdown. Plus, as dining out is not an option for many couples this Valentine's Day, a handful of hotels in Brussels are offering quality time and fancy dinners for two – in guest rooms.
13 Feb 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Sunday.
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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"Let's Go Brandon" is the best-loved code insult for Joe Biden these days but would the Russians really go so far as to arrange military vehicles into shapes so that they spell out the insult in satellite photos? A satirical account on Twitter was at the origin of this fake news story. First off though, we take a look at confusion in Quebec over just how far-reaching new Covid-19 vaccine pass measures really are.
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As Antony Blinken responds in writing to Russia's demands for an overhaul of Eastern Europe's security architecture, in the same breath he urges American citizens in Ukraine to leave. This Wednesday's "Normandy Format" talks, including France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, serve as a reminder that Ukraine has already lost its territorial integrity – back in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and supported the insurgency that's raged since in the southeast. So what is Moscow after this time?
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In tonight's edition: Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi take stock of the fatalities and destruction caused by tropical storm Ana. In Cameroon, Mo Salah helps Egypt beat Ivory Coast in a penalty shootout at the Africa Cup of Nations. And in Garoua artisans hope the tournament will give a boost to their business. Our team reports.
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The US Federal Reserve is setting the stage to raise interest rates in March, to combat elevated inflation. It's also taking further steps to phase out its emergency support of the US economy. Nancy Vanden Houten, Lead US Economist at Oxford Economics, says America's central bank has limited tools to fight the surge in prices. Also in the show - workers at France's EDF go on strike, over government efforts to limit electricity bills.
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Climate change threatens to drown cities like Bangkok and Berlin. Their water drainage systems are not up to the task. New approaches are desperately needed. Green roofs or 'sponge city' water management models offer solutions.