Netflix is now facing criminal charges for “Cuties,” a show which faced immense backlash for sexualizing children while attempting to highlight issue of racism. A Texas county grand jury indicted the streaming giant for promoting the “lewd” visual material “against the peace and dignity of the state.” The document also states that the film held no serious “literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”
Season five of the smash-hit Money Heist (or La Casa De Papel in Spain) has been confirmed by the show’s creator Alex Pina ahead of its return to Netflix. The news was confirmed by Pina, who told Deadline on May 13 how season five was coming but he couldn’t reveal any more details. He said if he does Netflix would put a bomb in his house.
Netflix reported soaring profits as subscriptions surged by almost 16 million at the streaming television service during coronavirus lockdown. Netflix made a profit of $709 million on revenue of $5.8 billion in the first three months of this year. The number of paid subscribers grew by 15.7 million from the previous quarter to total nearly 183 million, according to earnings figures.
Google and Netflix have helped Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to lower burden on its telecom network by sharing some steps they have taken. Google has introduced new features and resources which links to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to provide locally relevant information to Pakistani users such as expansion of COVID-19 SOS Alerts and Knowledge Panels on Google Search, as well as YouTube Information Panels.
Streaming television giant Netflix launched a $100 million fund to help actors and production crews endure the hit to paychecks caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The fund is meant to help offset hardship in the “creative community,” with most of the money going to financially troubled workers on Netflix productions around the world, according to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
Netflix is now stopping production on all movies and TV shows including the highly anticipated Stranger Things. In compliance with the US and Canadian government’s restrictions against COVID-19, Netflix will be stopping production on numerous shows for two weeks. Some of the most noteworthy names that will be affected by this setback include The Witcher, Lucifer, Russian Doll, Stranger Things, and others.
With weekend and vacations coming up, below are this week’s nine most popular original shows on Netflix and other streaming services, based on “demand expressions,” a globally standardized TV demand measurement unit:
According to Maxime Efoui-Hess of French think tank the Shift Project, watching a half-hour Netflix show would lead to emissions of 1.6 kilograms of carbon dioxide that is equivalent to driving 3.9 miles (6.28 kilometres).Gary Cook of Greenpeace mentioned that as the video file size is increasing more energy is required to maintain a system that is ready to stream this video to your device at a moment’s notice.
Money Heist, one of the most awaited series on Netflix has returned with its third season. However, what made it more exciting for people of Pakistan, was the apparent connection of Islamabad with the heist. It is revealed that a team of 65 members based in Islamabad is helping Professor (Álvaro Morte) track the data he and his team needs to fight the war.
In a recently released official statement, Meezan Bank has revealed that online payment facility for streaming website Netflix has been blocked by the organisation. The bank stated that the subscription service for entertainment facilities is not in line with the guidelines of Sharia Compliance and hence, after constant customer complains the bank has decided to discontinue payments to Netflix.