Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com

Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com

On the heels of its groundbreaking foray into interactive storytelling with the choose-your-own-adventure style “Black Mirror” episode, Bandersnatch, Netflix will look to produce much more interactive entertainment, according to vice president of content, Todd Yellin. Speaking at the FICCI-Frames conference for Indian media and entertainment in Mumbai, Yellin said in a keynote that audiences could Read more about Netflix is pursuing more interactive content, including, maybe, a rom-com[…]

Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody

Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody

Alarming reports popped up on Twitter late Thursday of incident involving an armed individual at Netflix’s Hollywood office on Sunset Blvd. TechCrunch has confirmed with the Los Angeles Police Department that a call reporting a man with a gun first came in at 3:53 Pacific Time. According to the LAPD, there were no shots fired, Read more about Netflix office goes on lockdown over report of a potential shooter, suspect now in custody[…]

Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia

Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia

Iflix, the emerging market Netflix competitor that’s backed by Sky, is leaving Africa to double down on its business in Asia. The Malaysia-based company announced today it has sold the remaining shares in its Africa business — Kwesé Iflix — to Econet Group, the telecom firm that is already an investor in the business. The deal size Read more about Netflix rival Iflix offloads its Africa business to focus on Asia[…]

Kahoot, a ‘Netflix for education’, launches an accelerator to tap gaming and education startups

Kahoot, a ‘Netflix for education’, launches an accelerator to tap gaming and education startups

On the back of Disney increasing its shareholding in Oslo-based Kahoot to four percent last week, Kahoot today announced a new initiative that helps to position the popular startup — which already has 60 million games and has seen over 1 billion players engage on its platform over the last year — as the “Netflix for Read more about Kahoot, a ‘Netflix for education’, launches an accelerator to tap gaming and education startups[…]