Netflix love story marries Nollywood and Bollywood
16 February 2021 | 2:00 pm
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.
2 May 2021
U.S. streaming service Netflix has bought two Cameroonian films, including a drama about a young Cameroonian girl determined to go to school.
22 Jun 2021
The deal, which was announced on June 21, is likely to solidify Netflix as the top streaming service in the market.
4 Jul 2021
Aastha Khanna is working on setting ground rules on Bollywood film sets, focusing on making a safe space for consent during intimate scenes. The industry has a long way to go on building awareness around intimacy.
24 Jul 2021
Cinema complexes are shutting down nationwide, while hundreds of films have been indefinitely postponed. Bollywood has estimated losses in the millions.
22 Jul 2021
Netflix has seen its number of subscribers drop in North America, as the streaming giant faces increased competition from rival platforms. While the company's global subscriptions rose between April and June, they fell in the United States and Canada. Netflix says it still expects to see growth in the coming months, as more new shows will be released. The company is the largest player in streaming worldwide, but the market has become increasingly crowded, particularly in the US.
13 Oct 2021
Netflix is set to edit its new original series, Squid Games after a South Korean woman complained of getting phone calls and texts from fans of the show. Some of them believe it was intentionally included in the Netflix series. However, producers have made it extremely clear that's not what happened.
22 Oct 2021
The South Korean drama 'Squid Game' is the most successful original Netflix series to date, and has helped boost the streaming giant's subscriber numbers. The company added 4.4 million paying customers between July and September, according to its latest financial results. The platform is also expecting a further influx of viewers as it releases new episodes and films later this year. Meanwhile, we see another boost to the price of Bitcoin from the launch of a Wall Street fund.
27 Oct 2021
Dozens of Netflix employees joined protests outside the company's Los Angeles office. Counterprotesters soon showed up to pushback against the rally.
22 Oct 2021
Angry protesters gather outside Netflix in Los Angeles, over a new Dave Chappelle comedy special that has sparked accusations the comedian is trampling transgender rights and profiting from hate speech. A few dozen staff walked off the job and were joined by a similar number of trans activists and their supporters for a demonstration calling for better representation at the Hollywood streaming giant.
29 Oct 2021
A Netflix-funded anime academy in Tokyo trains the next generation of cartoon artists as global demand for the genre soars. Japan is facing a shortage of skilled animators, in part because most face years toiling in low-paying jobs to learn the ropes, meaning much of the painstaking frame-by-frame drawing work is outsourced overseas.
27 Nov 2021
Nigeria has the second largest film output in the world, but many filmmakers struggle with low budgets and barely make a profit. But streaming platforms are giving a boost to African films.
11 Dec 2021
It’s Christmas season and Netflix is ushering us into the season with Nigeria’s first Christmas film, A Naija Christmas, a hilarious film about three brothers who would just not fulfill their dying mother’s goal of getting a wife this Christmas.
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The two German vaccine competitors are heading to court over a legal dispute concerning BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine. CureVac has called for "fair compensation."
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The Norwegian government has intervened to halt a strike by oil and gas workers. The move came amid concerns that the strike could have worsened Europe's energy crisis, which is already aggravated by the war in Ukraine.
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Nigeria says out of the 141 million barrels of oil produced in the first quarter of 2022, only about 132 million barrels of oil were received at export terminals, putting a daily average loss of 108 thousand barrels in the first quarter of this year. Oliver Onyekweli, an Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company, joins CNBC Africa to discuss this issue.
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Around 300 inmates remained at large on Wednesday (July 6) after a suspected raid by Islamist Boko Haram militants on a prison in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Tuesday (July 5) night, an interior ministry official said. Shuaib Belgore, permanent secretary at the interior ministry, told journalists outside the 900-inmate prison that a security officer was killed during the raid and three others were injured.