Entertainment Emmys: HBO Dethroned for the First Time in 18 Years by Netflix

21:10  12 july  2018
21:10  12 july  2018 Source:   variety.com

Netflix tests 'Ultra' tier that could add a higher price option

  Netflix tests 'Ultra' tier that could add a higher price option Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming and disc service to create "Qwikster" the company has been more sensitive to potential backlash. The company's next move could be to launch a new higher price option, without changing the price on current plans. An "Ultra" tier has shown up for some users in Europe as reported by TuttoAndroid, with a maximum price in Euros of 16.99 to 19.99, above the current "Premium" tier that is 13.99.

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For the first time, Netflix has come out on top as the platform with the most Emmy nominations.

The streaming giant has received 112 nominations for the 70th annual primetime Emmy Awards. That’s up more than 20 from 2017, when it scored 91 nominations.

Netflix ends a 17-year winning streak by HBO, which previously topped the nominations.

Netflix was aided by powerhouse projects such as “The Crown,” which received 13 nominations, including a key drama series nod; “Stranger Things,” which received 12 noms, including drama series; “Godless,” which received 12 noms, including one for limited series; and “GLOW,” which received 10 noms, including comedy series.

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The platform has made a fast ascent to the top of the TV honors, since its first original series, “House of Cards,” premiered just five years ago.

HBO trailed just behind Netflix this time around with 108 nominations, down three from last year’s 111 noms. The return of “Game of Thrones” during the eligibility window more than made up for the lack of “Big Little Lies” this year, with 22 nominations, including one in the drama series race. “Westworld,” which tied “Saturday Night Live” last year for the most-nominated series with 22, picked up 21 nominations in its second year. Additional HBO projects that scored big were “Barry” with 13 noms, including comedy series; “Silicon Valley” with seven, including comedy series, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with four, including comedy series.

Out of the 91 nominations last year, HBO won 29 statues overall (10 in Primetime categories, 19 in Creative Arts), while Netflix won 20 (four in Primetime, 16 in Creative Arts).

See the full list of 2018 Emmy noms here.

Netflix plunges 14 percent on weak subscriber growth .
Netflix is poised to continue to grow earnings per share, revenue and subscribers when it reports its latest quarterly earnings after the bell on Monday.The company reported second-quarter earnings after the market closed. Despite beating estimates on earnings, Netflix posted a huge miss on subscriber additions. The company added 5.15 million subscribers, about one million less than forecast. Domestic additions were only a little more than half than projected, while it also added only 4.5 million subscribers internationally.

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