WhatsApp lets users watch Netflix trailers directly in the app
If you've ever been chatting on WhatsApp about a Netflix trailer and had to leave the app in order to watch it, WhatsApp has a new feature you'll appreciate. You can now watch Netflix trailers directly in WhatsApp. It's a simple change, but it could be useful for people who watch a lot of Netflix and plan watches with their friends and family. For now the Netflix feature is only available on the latest iOS version of the app. WhatsApp has not officially announced the new feature -- it was spotted by a WABetaInfo follower -- and we don't know when it might arrive on Android. This only pertains to trailers.
Ali Wong 's stand - up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible. Politically Incorrect Stand - Up Comedy, Irreverent Stand - Up Comedy, Stand - Up Comedy, Comedies.
Alexandra Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American actress, stand - up comedian, and writer. She is noted for her Netflix stand - up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife.
Ali Wong is cashing in at Netflix.
The comedian has closed a rich deal with the streamer to do two new stand-up specials for the service. The first special will launch in 2020, with a second to follow at a date to be determined.
The deal brings Wong back to the streamer where she broke out with 2016 stand-up special Baby Cobra and last year's, both of which were filmed while she was pregnant.
Sources say HBO was aggressively pursuing a deal with Wong for a stand-up special for the premium cable network as well as a scripted show at parent company WarnerMedia's forthcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Sources say WarnerMedia offered north of $10 million for the stand-up special alone. Wong's Netflix deal is worth in the eight figures for both specials, sources note.
Netflix will stop supporting older Samsung smart TVs on December 1st
Netflix has officially been around long enough that certain older devices will no longer be supported by the service by the end of the year. This includes some Roku streamers, as we reported last month, but on Tuesday, we learned that certain Samsung smart TVs will be made obsolete by Netflix on December 1st as well. On its support website, Samsung explains that technical limitations are to blame for the loss of Netflix. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t specify which of the smart TVs will be affected, so if you own a Samsung smart TV that you bought more than a year ago, you might want to keep an eye on Netflix’s list of supported devices.
In her latest Netflix special , 'Hard Knock Wife,' comedian Ali Wong provides fans and fellow comics alike with a new gold standard for the stand - up “When we did Ali Wong ’s Baby Cobra, that was a great example of people thinking we were crazy. But we had a four-way bidding war for that.
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"Ali is electric," said Robbie Praw, director of original stand-up comedy programming at Netflix. "She offers a completely distinct voice in the culture, and audiences all over the world have responded to her raw, unfiltered humor. We’re so proud to make Netflix the home of her comedy specials for years to come."
Wong's history with Netflix also includes a voice role opposite Tiffany Haddish in animated comedy Tuca and Bertie (which the streamer canceled after one critically praised season) and an arc on Big Mouth. Additionally, she starred in, wrote and produced feature Always Be My maybe for the streamer. Her credits include ABC's American Housewife, Inside Amy Schumer and writing on Fresh Off the Boat. She's repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson.
The news comes as comedian Mo'Nique isfor racial and gender discrimination over the $500,000 offer she received to do a stand-up special. Netflix responded to the suit with a statement in which the company said it "believe[s] our opening offer to Mo'Nique was fair — which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit."
8 Billion Dollars, 1,000 Originals: Netflix Concretises Plans for Almost Exclusive Content
Around 80 Films Exclusively Known As "Netflix Originals" are available on the streaming service will be published in 2018, to countless series, comedy specials and other content (talk shows, etc.). Asoriginal doubling reports, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos has now specified the annual targets. At the end of the year, wants to have a total of 1,000 so-called originals , ie 1,000 content exclusively available on Netflix.
This is a mega undertaking. Because this means that from today, ie in mid-May 2018, by the end of the year, 470 new films, series, comedy specials and so on must be published on the platform in order to achieve this goal. So you have to almost double the content. For the time being, however, we will not bet on live content such as sports broadcasts. This may just be a future step.
To reach the big goal of 1.000 exclusive contents in total with 470 new ones, one wants to take a lot of money into the hand. In 2018, one will spend a total of eight billion dollars for content on its own platform. The bulk is for in-house productions, only a small share for license purchases, ie for the second use of movies and TV series, provided.Fewer Movies
Although Sarandos makes no clear statement, it can be seen from his comments that the focus is probably not so much on films. The numbers speak for themselves, after all, 80 films for the whole year are only a fraction of the 470 own productions for the rest of the year. In addition, Sarandos also notes that only a third of the views on movies amounts to. Of course, they will continue to hold on to films, but especially here focus on their own productions. Because these are going well according to Sarandos, even his own indie productions (as examples he calls the hip-hop biopic "Roxanne Roxanne
" and the comedy "Netflix becomes in the future more and more the place of production for own productions "). For purchased films, the situation is different. So Sarandos complements that the audience does not really have a big "passion" for the licensed films. Too many would have seen this at some point from theatrical release to Netflix release. The money for the purchases of such films is better invested elsewhere. users must therefore be prepared for the fact that
. The focus will probably be more and more on series and the abundantly produced comedy specials. This is also shown by the recent personal details. Netflix signs up a few filmmakers, but closed deals with new creators like Gray's Anatomy founders Shonda Rhimes or Ryan Murphy's ("American Horror Story") deals to develop new projects. And when a renowned filmmaker like just recently signed Guillermo del Toro , it's also about a series production. Among the many series, stand-up recordings, etc. of course, continue to be one or two new, produced for Netflix movies a week, across all genres and from expensive blockbusters like "Bright" to small indie films like the addressed. In contrast,cinema blockbusters will be increasingly rare in the future
- especially those that were seen on the big screen only a few months ago or two to three years ago. However, Netflix not only responds to the "missing passion" of fans for this content, but also to the events of the industry. A distributor like Disney is known to be planning to use for its films on its own streaming service, so that, for example, this program breaks down Netflix's deal with Disney for years.More on MSN:
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Netflix releases worldwide subscriber stats by region for the first time .
For the first time, Netflix is reporting its international business operating results by region. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Netflix shared its streaming revenue and membership info for the US and Canada; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia-Pacific and Latin America. This change in how Netflix reports its earnings data highlights how important markets outside the US have become -- especially as Netflix faces new competition.As Deadline points out, more than half of Netflix's 158 million global subscribers and 90 percent of its growth now come from outside the US.