Netflix Inc snagged two million more subscribers than Wall Street expected in the final three months of 2017, tripling profits at the online video service that is burning money on new programming to dominate internet television around the world. The results drove Netflix to a market capitalization of more than $100 billion for the first time. Shares jumped 9 percent to over $248 in after-hours trading on Monday after rallying throughout the month and rising 53 percent last year. The company has signed up more than half of all U.S. broadband households and is building its customer base in 190 countries by spending billions on programming. Netflix picked up 6.36 million subscribers in international markets from October through December, when it released new seasons of critically acclaimed shows "Stranger Things" and "The Crown" as well as Will Smith action movie "Bright." That topped Wall Street expectations of 5.1 million, according to FactSet. Along with 1.98 million customer additions … [Read more...] about Netflix crosses $100 bln market capitalization as subscribers surge
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Viet Nam News Thu Anh HCM CITY - Dozens of TV music shows are attracting millions of viewers who like watching music at home for free instead of going out for live shows. Are the glory days of the music scene over? Many singers are refusing to back big concerts except those that receive sponsorship from major commercial companies. Instead, they have chosen to perform on game shows such as The Voice of Việt Nam and Việt Nam Idol, both versions of American TV shows, and Solo Cùng Bolero (Singing Bolero). While pop star Đàm Vĩnh Hưng has worked as a judge on Solo Cùng Bolero this year, his competitor, Mỹ Tâm, has performed on The Voice of Việt Nam show. Young singers like Noo Phước Thịnh and Đông Nhi have been seen on Hòa Âm Ánh Sáng (The Remix), a TV game show that began in 2014. It has attracted a number of teenagers and young people in HCM City and southern provinces. "The more we've invested in big shows, the more we've lost," said theatre director Trần Vi Mỹ, an experienced … [Read more...] about Are game shows killing the live music scene?
Canadian teen pop star Justin Bieber was named by People magazine as the richest teenager in Hollywood, earning 53 million U.S. dollars between May 2010 and May 2011. Powered mainly by 100 million-dollar box office from his concert film "Never Say Never," the 17-year-old rose to the top of a teen pay list which also included Miley Cyrus, 18, a Walt Disney starlet who rose to fame by portraying the title character in popular TV show "Hannah Montana," who turned out second with 48 million dollars. … [Read more...] about Justin Bieber named richest teen in Hollywood
From November 22 to December 3, 2007, the European Music Festival will be held in Hanoi and HCM City (free). This is a chance for Vietnamese audiences to taste Jazz, Rock, Pop and Electronic music from Europe. Here are the portraits of some European bands that will take part in the upcoming festival.Moi Caprice rock band from Denmark The music of the Danish quartet, Moi Caprice, is the sound of grandiose and theatrical pop/rock music about the longing for romance, love and the good life. Danish 4 piece band Moi Caprice rose to underground fame in the late nineties when they entered the top slot on the Alternative Chart with the song The Sun & the Silence as the first unsigned band ever. A few years would pass before the band released their first actual single, Daisies, and despite it being a slightly awkward ballad, the song turned into a minor hit in Denmark, and with 7 consecutive weeks in the top slot of the Alternative Chart it was the biggest hit on the chart … [Read more...] about Outlines of bands in Europe Music Festival in Vietnam
For the first time, television series are on par with movies at the Golden Kite awards.This year, 24 television shows have been nominated for the prestigious awards, which are presented by the Viet Nam Cinematography Association in Ha Noi.Previously, it was an unwritten rule that only celluloid films were highlighted at the awards show. This year, however, TV series are expected to break with that tradition.While the jury is still working hard to determine the winners, people are predicting wins for two TV series - Bong Dung Muon Khoc (Want to Cry by Chance) and Gio Lang Kinh (The Wind of Kinh Village).Bong Dung Muon Khoc, which is produced by HCM City-based BHD Studio Company, was aiming to attract a young audience rather than cater to the jury’s tastes. However, it nonetheless has a good chance to capture the top award for a TV series.The 36-part work featuring the life of urban youth is also expected to take home the award for best direction.Before being submitted to the … [Read more...] about TV series captures spotlight at national film festiva