Former Netflix VP convicted of fraud and money laundering

A federal jury found a former Netflix executive guilty Friday of receiving lucrative stock options and more than a half-million dollars in bribes and kickbacks from tech companies to approve contracts with the streaming giant.

Colin Kaepernick's life story is coming to Netflix

LOS ANGELES — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama series about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.“Colin in Black & White” will examine Kaepernick's high school years to illuminate the experiences that shaped his advocacy, Netflix said Monday.“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said in a statement. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face.

Streaming video, online retailers escape pandemic pounding

NEW YORK — COVID-19 may have knocked U.S. stocks into a bear market and pummeled the U.S. economy, but the disease has also left some companies asking the question: “What recession?”Streaming media services, video game makers, and consumer staples companies have all gained ground as people stay home, try to stay entertained and focus on essentials.

Netflix series 'Space Force' has a release date: May 29

TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) -- In January, Netflix announced actor Steve Carell and the creator of "The Office" are teaming up for a series called "Space Force." Now, the streaming giant says there is a release date.The comedy series, which will focus on the people in charge of creating the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Services, will begin streaming on May 29, Netflix announced Wednesday.

Best shows and movies coming to Netflix in April 2020

MILWAUKEE -- As the coronavirus continues to keep people inside their homes, now may be the perfect time to freshen up your Netflix watch list with some of the titles the streaming giant is adding for April, 2020.Some of the highlights include the hit series “Community,” comedian Ricky Gervais’ “After Life: Season 2,” and “Fauda.” Movie standouts include “Taxi Driver,” “Mud,” “Road to Perdition,” “The Death of Stalin,” “The Social Network,” “The Matrix,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”Here’s everything coming and going in April:Avail. 4/1/20

‘Netflix Party’ lets you remotely binge-watch with friends

MILWAUKEE -- With movie theaters closing and people keeping their social distance, Netflix Party may be the best way to hang out with your friends (sort of) while binge-watching together.Netflix Party is a Google Chrome extension that allows people to automatically sync their programs remotely and even chat while watching.According to the web store description, “Netflix Party is a Chrome extension for watching Netflix remotely with friends, e.g., for movie nights with that long-distance special someone.