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

19 October 2021, 8:43 AM
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 boost slowing subscriber growth.
Former Justice Edwin Cameron among the voices in the Constitutional Hill LGBTQI+ catalogue 10 October 2021, 3:07 PM

Miss South Africa Shudu Masina, gay rights activist and former Justice of the Constitutional Court Edwin Cameron and Miss Tasha, an openly transgender woman, are some of the powerful voices that are part of the Constitution Hill's LGBTQI+ Pride Catalogue titled 31 Voices for 31 Years of Pride in South Africa.

Odeon sells 1 million James Bond tickets in Britain and Ireland 10 October 2021, 4:48 AM

Just over 1 million tickets have been sold for the latest James Bond movie at Odeon cinemas in Britain and Ireland, the chain said on Friday, in the latest sign that "No Time to Die" is helping boost a sector hit badly by COVID-19 closures.

Western Cape Health takes vaccination drive to minstrels 9 October 2021, 7:09 PM

COVID-19 vaccination took on a colourful theme in Mitchells Plain today as dozens of minstrels danced and shimmied their way to get vaccinated.

Adele says she wrote upcoming album for her son 9 October 2021, 4:43 PM

Adele said she recorded her upcoming fourth album to explain her divorce to her young son, as the British singer prepares to make her musical comeback.

Italy’s Turin to host Eurovision song contest in 2022 9 October 2021, 8:04 AM

The Italian city of Turin will host the 2022 Eurovision song contest, one of the world's largest televised events, marking its return to Italy after 31 years, the event's organizers said on Friday.

Sanef congratulates journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov for winning Nobel Peace Prize 8 October 2021, 7:46 PM

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has congratulated two foreign journalists for winning the Nobel Peace Prize “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia".

Durban Playhouse musical pays tribute to SA music icons 8 October 2021, 3:37 PM

The Durban Playhouse is staging a musical that pays tribute to South African music icons, who dominated the 80s and 90s.

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature 8 October 2021, 10:05 AM

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Tutu honoured for his struggle for justice as he turns 90 7 October 2021, 5:25 PM

Cleric and anti-apartheid activist, Dr. Alan Boesak, says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is the embodiment of faith and the struggle for social justice.

Ramaphosa pays tribute to Tutu on his birthday 7 October 2021, 1:00 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his role in the fight for human rights, equality as well as social justice as he celebrates his 90-th birthday.

Goodbye Bond, hello Walk of Fame star for Daniel Craig 7 October 2021, 12:25 PM

Daniel Craig finally got a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Wednesday, days before his last movie as James Bond opens in the United States.

VIDEO | Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 90th birthday church service 7 October 2021, 11:53 AM

Church service at St Georges Cathedral to mark the 90th birthday of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Dr Allan Boesak preaches while Archbishop Thabo Makgoba presides over the Church service.

Tutu praised for his commitment to healthcare 7 October 2021, 10:50 AM

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been hailed for his commitment to healthcare in South Africa and the world.

Makgoba sends birthday wishes to Tutu 7 October 2021, 5:45 AM

Anglican Archbishop, Thabo Makgoba has described Thursday as a special day for a special person.

Al Capone’s granddaughter hopes auction reveals human side of America’s notorious gangster 7 October 2021, 2:32 AM

It was Christmas Day in 1946 when notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone took his wife and four granddaughters out for a walk onto the dock of their sprawling mansion on Palm Island, Florida.

Muhammad Ali sketches fetch knockout prices at NY auction 6 October 2021, 12:20 PM

A boxing sketch in felt pen by the late Muhammad Ali sold for more than $425,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday of his little-known art works, some of which went for many times over estimates.

Adele teases new music with video clip 5 October 2021, 7:10 PM

British singer Adele has teased her first new music since her 2015 Grammy Award-winning album"25", with a video clip for the song "Easy On Me".

James Bond latest movie ‘No Time to Die’ opens with $121 mln in international box office sales 5 October 2021, 5:20 PM

The latest James Bond movie took a mighty $121 million at the international box office over its opening weekend, Universal Pictures said on Monday.

Britney Spears thanks #FreeBritney movement for its ‘constant resilience’ 5 October 2021, 1:49 AM

Britney Spears on Monday thanked the fans who have conducted a long campaign to end her conservatorship.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son arrested during drug bust 4 October 2021, 6:47 PM

A Mumbai court sent the 23-year-old son of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan to three days' custody on Monday, a lawyer said, after he was arrested in a drugs investigation that has captivated India's broadcast media.

Billie Eilish to play Glastonbury music festival next year 4 October 2021, 4:19 PM

Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish will perform at Glastonbury next June, becoming the British music festival's youngest-ever solo headliner, organisers said on Monday.

Astronaut Barbie doll jets off on zero gravity flight 4 October 2021, 6:36 AM

A Barbie doll version of Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, has jetted off on a zero-gravity flight with the aim of inspiring young girls to consider a career in space and science, technology, maths and engineering.

Box Office: ‘Venom’ Sequel Feasts on Monstrous $90 Million Debut, Setting Pandemic Record 4 October 2021, 3:47 AM

"Venom: Let There beCarnage" roared to $90.1 million in its debut, setting a new pandemic record. It's an impressive result, one that provides a lifeline to struggling movie theaters and (once again) proves Marvel’s might at the box office.

Golden Globes group adds new members as it works to diversify 3 October 2021, 2:21 AM

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said on Friday it had added 21 new members as part of its efforts to diversify the ranks of the organization that hands out the Golden Globe awards for film and television.

Seller basks in ‘Squid Game’ fame of his ‘sweet and deadly’ treat 2 October 2021, 1:32 PM

A South Korean sweet featured as one of the lethal challenges in the Netflix hit TV drama "Squid Game" has become a global craze, boosting business for the candy seller who provided the confection for the show.

Growing concern as ageism intensifies amid COVID-19 1 October 2021, 10:51 PM

As life expectancies lengthen and the world population of people aged over 65 is booming, older people continue to face ageism - treated as invisible, stereotyped and discriminated against.

Descendant of tsars becomes first royal to marry in Russia since revolution 1 October 2021, 4:51 PM

A descendant of Russia's former imperial family married his Italian bride on Friday in the first royal wedding to take place on Russian soil since tsarist times more than a century ago.

Singer Gloria Estefan reveals sexual abuse at age 9 1 October 2021, 11:30 AM

Latin singer Gloria Estefan has revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 9 by a music teacher who was part of her family.

Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over ‘Black Widow’ movie 1 October 2021, 6:42 AM

Walt Disney Co and actress Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute stemming from the release of her Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow," the company and the performer said jointly on Thursday.

Russia to host first royal wedding in more than a century 30 September 2021, 6:28 PM

Russia’s former Imperial capital is set to play host to the wedding of a descendant of the Russian royal family in the first such event in more than a century. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov will tie the knot with Italian fiancé Victoria Romanovna Bettarini at St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg on Friday in […]