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Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama ‘13 Reasons Why’, which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found.

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

Netflix, streaming services win Oscars cinema rule battle

In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood's top prize.

Amnesty slams Saudi Arabia after removal of Netflix episode

Amnesty slams Saudi Arabia after removal of Netflix episode

A rights group on Wednesday criticized Saudi Arabia after Netflix blocked an episode of a comedy show that lambasted powerful Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Netflix CEO Hastings says no plans for cheaper India offerings

Netflix CEO Hastings says no plans for cheaper India offerings

Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings said that the streaming video company had no plans for cheaper prices in the hotly competitive India market ...

Netflix unveils $2 bn debt issue to fund new content

Netflix unveils $2 bn debt issue to fund new content

Netflix Inc announced its third tap of debt markets in a year on Monday, aiming to raise about $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in original shows and acquiring content ...

Next James Bond film to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Next James Bond film to be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

Cary Fukunaga, 41, replaces British director Danny Boyle, who pulled out of the as yet untitled film last month due to "creative differences".

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook rolls out video service worldwide

Facebook launched Watch amid a shift in video viewing habits away from traditional television to online platforms including Netflix and Hulu.

EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service ...

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said Tuesday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform's dramatic withdrawal of its films last week.

Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

Netflix Inc severed ties on Friday with Kevin Spacey, one of its biggest stars and the lead in its popular drama ‘House of Cards,’ after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dies at 73

US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dies at 73

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor whose career spanned nearly five decades, has died, US media reported on Monday. He was 73.

Old, new technology clash as glitch hits Netflix Cannes premiere

Old, new technology clash as glitch hits Netflix Cannes premiere

The team behind the first of two controversial Netflix movies at the Cannes film festival on Friday defended working with the streaming giant, after a technical hiccup sparked near pandemonium at its premiere.