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# Netflix

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# friction
Netflix cameras fight for access as new Six Nations series begins shooting
The first series is due to be streamed ahead of next year’s championship.
Last month
January 2023
# maul to survive
Netflix to go behind-the-scenes with Ireland as Six Nations gets Drive to Survive treatment
Netflix have also announced the release date for the next edition of the hugely-popular F1 series.
Last year
2022
# Irish Movies
Top Irish movies to stream over Christmas, including 'Redemption of a Rogue' and 'Handsome Devil'
Irish films often punch well above their weight both with critics and at the box office.
# IPSO
Jeremy Clarkson's Meghan Markle column becomes most complained-about article to UK watchdog
Ipso said the piece, which was removed from The Sun’s website yesterday, had received more than 20,800 complaints as of 5pm today.
# royal watcher
Poll: Have you watched any of Harry & Meghan's Netflix documentary?
You’ve probably heard about it anyway.
# Corruption
‘It’s closer to Game of Thrones’ - The story of football’s biggest administration scandal
Writer and producer Miles Coleman on the Netflix documentary series ‘Fifa Uncovered’.
# High Court
Jules Thomas, ex-partner of Ian Bailey, to sue Netflix and makers of murder case documentary
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier was a French television and film producer who was beaten to death outside her holiday home near Schull, west Cork, in 1996.
# Netflix
Netflix to launch new cheaper ad-supported streaming tier next month
The new tier will first be available in 12 countries.
# Emmys
Succession and Squid Game are big winners at television's Emmy awards
“Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong noted it had been a big week for successions – a reference to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
# Netflix
Netflix subscriber numbers continue to drop for second quarter in a row
Almost one million people left the service in the most recent quarter.
# Done Deal
Formula One confirm two more seasons of Netflix's Drive to Survive
It has taken the sport towards a new younger audience, according to surveys.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have a Netflix subscription?
Netflix reckons it is being slowed from growing more users because of accounts being shared between households.
# are you still watching
Netflix shares plunge as subscribers drop for first time in a decade
The company blamed the quarter-over-quarter erosion to suspension of its service in Russia due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Unimpressed
Max Verstappen hits out at Netflix's 'Drive to Survive'
F1 boss Stefano Domenicali has warned that the series ‘must not move away from reality’.
# On the box
Take a look at the new season of Drive To Survive as Netflix releases trailer
The much loved F1 documentary series is set to launch another 10 episodes later this month.
# It's called a motor race
Drive to Survive is coming back: Netflix confirms date for Season 4 launch
New season of beloved F1 series will begin streaming on 11 March.
# jimmy carr
New laws would hold Netflix to account over Carr’s Holocaust joke, says UK Culture Secretary
Nadine Dorries said the joke was ‘shocking and abhorrent and unacceptable’.
All time
# Frozen Out
Amazon server outage hits thousands of Disney+ and Netflix customers
The e-commerce giant said it has “identified the root cause and are actively working towards recovery.”
# Cancer Diagnosis
Tiger King’s Joe Exotic says he has ‘aggressive cancer’
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently being held in a Texas prison
# rug pull
Over $2m disappears after unofficial 'Squid Game' cryptocurrency plummets in value
The massive withdrawal caused SQUID to become virtually worthless, bearing the signs of a scam nicknamed the “rug pull”.
# Oireachtas Committee
Dáil committee calls for levy on streaming platforms to fund Irish content
The move has been welcomed by Screen Producers Ireland, who said it could raise €23 million in additional funding for Irish productions.
# Netflix
Netflix edits Squid Game episode after real phone number used
The South Korean-made series has topped Netflix popularity charts in more than 80 countries.
# big deal
Neflix acquires the whole works of Roald Dahl
Dahl’s books have been translated into 63 languages and sold more than 300 million copies worldwide.
# Emmy Awards
Netflix dominates Emmy Awards as The Crown and Queen's Gambit win big
On the comedy side, Ted Lasso was the big winner.
# Nona Gaprindashvili
Georgia chess icon sues Netflix over her portrayal in The Queen's Gambit
Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix.
# Ian Bailey
Netflix won't delete Ian Bailey interviews from Sophie Toscan du Plantier documentary
The latest documentary, Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, will be available from today on Netflix.
# Streaming
British government plans to bring streaming sites under UK broadcasting regulation
The proposal is expected to be set out in a broadcasting white paper.
# West Cork
Netflix releases trailer for new series on Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder
‘Sophie: A Murder In West Cork’ will be a three-part documentary series, set for release on 30 June.
# Streaming wars
Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite
But the streaming giant’s revenues jumped 24% to $7.2 billion.
# Netflix
Poll: Do you share passwords for streaming services with family and friends?
Netflix is reportedly considering clamping down on password sharing.
# movie watch
Tired of scrolling? 15 film hidden gems that you can stream now
Stop that constant scrolling through films, and have a look here.
# Royal Mess
Netflix has ‘no plans’ to add disclaimer to The Crown despite government fears of damage to royals' image
The UK Culture Secretary said viewers of the show could confuse fact and fiction.
# royal grumble
UK Culture Secretary to write to Netflix amid fears The Crown could damage the image of British royals
Oliver Dowden feels Netflix should put a ‘health warning’ before each episode of the series.
# West Cork
Sophie Toscan du Plantier: Two documentary series, from Jim Sheridan and Netflix, expected next year
Both the Netflix series and the Sky Studios documentary were announced today.
# the crown
Quiz: How much do you know about crowns?
Whet your appetite for The Crown.
# movies of the week
Screen watch: Your guide to the best TV movies this week
Here are our picks of TV movies this week.
# Cancel Netflix
Calls for Netflix boycott over sexualisation of girls in French film 'Mignonnes'
Netflix apologised after using “inappropriate” artwork to promote the film – but broader opposition to the film itself has developed.
# Royal telly
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sign multi-year deal with Netflix
The couple will be producing a range of content for the platform.
# Show Me The Money
Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world
Here is the full top 10, according to Forbes.
# Films
Quiz: How well do you know The Truman Show?
The film was put on Netflix last week. How much do you remember?