The era of students using their loans to buy expensive textbooks upfront could be coming to an end, after the academic publisher Pearson announced a shift towards a Netflix-style subscription-based model.John Fallon, the chief executive of Pearson, announced on Tuesday that the company would focus on convincing students to subscribe to access online publications.
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Netflix missed its growth targets by a huge margin in the last three months, the company announced on Wednesday, triggering a 10% drop in its share price.Announcing its latest quarterly figures, Netflix said it had added 2.
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The addictive Stranger Things, devoured by adults and teens alike, is a genuine hit, but is Netflix more style than substance?When the company first moved into television production it was famous for giving no notes and allowing creators to simply make what they wanted.
From the studio that brought you Roma comes Secret Obsession, the latest in an increasingly long line of sub-Lifetime channel, semi-ironic duds
Secret Obsession: ‘Give it two weeks and Netflix will jokingly disown it in a tweet.’
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You don’t need to watch Netflix’s upcoming movie Secret Obsession to know exactly what it’s going to be like.
Over 40 million households tune in to watch season three of the 80s-set fantasy drama in the first four days of its release, a record for the streaming giant
Gaten Matarazzo and Joe Leery in Stranger Things 3.Photograph: Netflix/Courtesy of Netflix
Stranger Things 3 has broken viewing records for Netflix, becoming the most watched film or series in the first four days of release in the streaming service’s history.
Media|‘Friends’ to Leave Netflix for HBO Max, AT&T’s New Streaming ServiceThe streaming wars are heating up and the phone giant’s new service will have “Friends” exclusively.Image“Friends,” the second most-watched show on Netflix last year, will be available exclusively on HBO Max, AT&T’s new streaming service, starting in 2020.
Netflix has pledged to reduce the number of occasions where actors use tobacco products in its original programmes, after a study suggested that smoking on the streaming service’s programmes had contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking more widely.We also recognise that smoking is harmful and when portrayed positively on screen can adversely influence young people.
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Tourism boards in Spain have said the portrayal of the southern city of Málaga in Netflix’s hit film Murder Mystery is riddled with cliches and 50 years out of date.The film centres on an American couple, Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, travelling around Europe.
Once upon a time, the tech giant let shows linger on well past their best.Sivan Alyra Rose in the recently cancelled Chambers.
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A Christian group calling for the cancellation of Good Omens, a television adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy novel, has admitted to an “oversight” in directing its petition at Netflix when the series is actually made by Amazon Prime.“We regret the mistake, and the protests will be delivered to Amazon when the campaign is complete,” said organisers.
Streaming firm says increases will let it spend more on shows as it looks to see off Disney+
Netflix has 10 million UK subscribers and has already raised prices elsewhere.Photograph: Aytac Unal/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
Netflix is to raise prices for UK subscribers by up to 20% as it looks to invest more in programmes ahead of the arrival of deep-pocketed rival Disney’s eagerly anticipated service later this year.
Charlie Brooker: 'Happy?I have my moments'
As a new season of TV’s paranoid satire Black Mirror is unveiled, its creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones talk ‘disrespectful’ chemistry, being grownup and why the show is
not about tech
Published: 1 Jun 2019
Charlie Brooker: 'Happy?
By comparison, Northern Ireland’s longstanding ban on abortion is absolute from the moment of conception, with anyone obtaining an abortion theoretically facing life imprisonment.“It shouldn’t be one rule for Georgia and one rule for Northern Ireland,” said Emma Campbell, co-chair of the Northern Irish campaign group Alliance for Choice.
Without a major British rival, TV and film fans are turning to the Silicon Valley giants
Netflix is estimated to have made £693m in revenues from its 10 million UK subscribers last year.1bn in revenues from UK streaming customers in 2018, double the amounts the UK’s biggest broadcasters were able to make from their own streaming services.
Streaming company is producing an increasing number of shows in Britain
Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson in Sex Education, produced by Netflix in the UK.Photograph: Sam Taylor/AP
Netflix is close to securing a deal to lease space at Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, to ensure its growing slate of UK productions can be made without delay.
New study found 28.9% increase in suicides among Americans aged 10-17 in month after release of the controversial teen drama
Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why.
The former president and first lady have revealed their initial shows and films, including documentaries and a series for children
Michelle and Barack Obama in 2018.Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Barack and Michelle Obama have revealed their first slate of content at Netflix.
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The BBC has admitted iPlayer has lost the battle with Netflix for streaming audiences, warning it risks irrelevancy unless it is allowed to make changes that will let it show more programmes for up to a year.“In today’s media landscape, audiences do not understand why programmes drop off BBC iPlayer after 30 days, or why sometimes the first episodes of series are not available,” the corporation said.
6 million new subscribers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer competition from rivals including Amazon, Apple and Hulu.The streaming video service now has nearly 149 million subscribers worldwide and beat analysts expectations in its latest earnings report.
12 release date of its highly anticipated streaming service, which will allow consumers to stream from the Disney vault and watch new content.It comes as a "bargain" at $6.