A man participates in a Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ mission at a department store in Bangkok, Thailand, November 20, 2021. / REUTERS

Netflix plans ‘Squid Game’ reality show with big cash prize, no fatal consequences

Netflix Inc’s most-watched series is no longer just a fictitious television show after the streaming service greenlit “its biggest reality  competition ever” called “Squid Game: The Challenge.” Unlike the series where the stakes…

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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle speaks during the 2021 Global Citizen Live festival at the Great Lawn, Central Park on September 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Netflix cancels Meghan Markle animated series ‘Pearl’

Netflix has canceled an animated series created by Meghan Markle as it makes cost-saving moves following disappointing first-quarter results. The TV streaming giant confirmed in an email to AFP on…

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Cast members of the movie “CODA” celebrate after winning the Oscar for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘CODA’ wins best picture in a streaming first at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heartwarming movie “CODA,” about a deaf family with a hearing daughter, won the prestigious best picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday, the first time a streaming service took home the film industry’s biggest prize. “CODA” was…

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Customers take a photo with staff members wearing “Squid Game” costumes at Strawberry Cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 15, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Megahit “Squid Game” puts focus squarely on Netflix’s overseas growth

Oct 19 (Reuters) – The success of the South Korean dystopian drama series “Squid Game” has led investors to bet on Netflix Inc’s plans to explore more international content to…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP

Thai police warn youths may emulate violence seen in hit TV series ‘Squid Game’

Thai police have expressed concerns over South Korea’s hit survival drama TV series “Squid Game”, citing some violent scenes which may affect the mental health of some youths and lead…

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This handout image Courtesy of Netflix shows a scene of South Korea’s “Squid Game” Season one. – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon to go global. It features South Korea’s most marginalised, including the deeply in debt, a migrant worker and a North Korean defector, competing in traditional children’s games for the chance to win 45.6 billion won ($38 million) in mysterious circumstances. And losing players are killed. (Photo by YOUNGKYU PARK / Netflix / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / NETFLIX / YOUNGKYU PARK ” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Squid Game: South Korea’s latest cultural phenomenon

Seoul (AFP) – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory and uncompromising violence to create the latest South Korean cultural phenomenon…

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Bangkok’s dark secrets to be revealed in a new Thai-made Netflix series

Film buffs around the world will be treated to a glimpse of Bangkok’s darkest corners, where conspiracy hides behind a facade of charity, in the new series Bangkok Breaking, slated…

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Thailand to start collecting tax from foreign tech firms

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will start collecting value added tax (VAT) from foreign technology companies and expects to raise at least 5 billion baht ($154.70 million) in additional revenue each…

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Thai consumer spending in foreign currencies increases 200%

Thai consumer spending in foreign currencies increased 200% during the second quarter year on year, according to a multi-currency wallet platform Youtrip. The data also shows most spending was on…

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This Aug. 13, 2020, photo shows a logo for Netflix on a remote control in Portland, Ore. Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. But it has an answer to that: Video games. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the streaming giant announced plans to begin adding video games to its existing subscription plans at no extra cost. The confirmation of the long-anticipated expansion came in conjunction with the release of its latest earnings report. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

Netflix confirms move into video games as its growth slows

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Netflix reported its worst slowdown in subscriber growth in eight years as people emerge from their pandemic cocoons. So it’s adding a new attraction to…

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“Ghost Lab”, a thriller from GDH , becomes the first Thai film to premiere on Netflix

Were it not for the coronavirus, “Ghost Lab” would have premiered last year and would now be an “old movie” on Netflix. The new thriller produced by GDH was originally…

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Netflix may be moving to stop users sharing passwords

Streaming television colossus Netflix on Friday was dabbling with more strictly enforcing its rule against sharing passwords with people living elsewhere, according to US media reports. Some Netflix users who…

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Hollywood production house wins rights for Wild Boar rescue film

Hollywood’s SK Global Entertainment has won the rights to produce a movie series about the world’s famous Tham Luang cave rescue of the Wild Boar footballers and their coach.  Thailand’s Creative Media Committee…

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