Netflix to Roast NFL Superstar Tom Brady in New Comedy Special

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Netflix announced on May 17 that it will roast National Football League (NFL) quarterback Tom Brady in a planned series of new Comedy specials called “Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT.” “We can’t wait to burn three-time Super Bowl-losing quarterback …

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Netflix Drops Meghan Markle’s Animated Series ‘Pearl’ Amid Cutbacks

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Netflix dropped Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s flagship animated series amid a wave of cutbacks, following a drop in subscribers. The streaming service giant canceled “Pearl,” the working title of a series about a 12-year-old girl who finds inspiration through influential …

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Netflix Loses Subscribers for the First Time in a Decade

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Netflix lost subscribers for the first time in a decade at the start of the year and said it expects to lose even more. According to its first-quarter 2022 earnings released on April 19, the streaming giant lost 200,000 global …

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China Eyes New Restrictions on Livestreaming Industry

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China is reportedly planning new curbs on its $30 billion live-streaming industry, eyeing stricter regulations over the content consumed by its youth, following more crackdowns on the online sector. Chinese authorities are drafting new regulations to cap internet users’ daily …

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Netflix Shuts Down Services in Russia Due to Invasion of Ukraine

Netflix has suspended its services in Russia on March 6 in further response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. “Given the circumstances on the ground, we have decided to suspend our service in Russia,” Netflix spokesperson Emily Feingold said in …

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Spotify to Add Content Advisory to Podcasts That Discuss COVID-19

Audio streaming giant Spotify announced on Jan. 30 that it will add a content advisory to podcasts that discuss COVID-19 amid a boycott on its service due to virus misinformation. Spotify Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek said in a statement …

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