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The 5 most anticipated Netflix TV shows returning in December, including 'The Witcher'

"The Witcher" season two.Netflix Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated returning TV shows using data from the app TV Time. It's derived from its US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. Every show on this month's list is from Netflix, including "The Witcher" and "Cobra Kai." 5. "Lost in Space" season three — Netflix, December 1 Netflix Description: "In an epic final season, the Robinsons' survival instincts kick into hyperdrive as ...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Paris, Streaming, Time Magazine, Southern California, Times Square, Daniel, Johnny, Emily


Why Disney+'s 'Hawkeye' revived debate about pay for Marvel comic creators

Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop in "Hawkeye."Disney The Disney+ Marvel series "Hawkeye" has sparked conversation about compensation for comic creators. The main issue is around ownership over new characters and stories. Some top creators have signed deals with digital publications because they'll own their work. Disney+'s new Marvel series, "Hawkeye," has sparked renewed conversation about compensation and credit for comic creators whose work inspires popular shows and movies.The show...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Streaming, Dc, Stan Lee, Marvel Studios, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Hollywood Reporter, Jim Cheung


The 5 most anticipated new TV shows premiering in December, including a new 'Star Wars' series

"The Book of Boba Fett."Disney+ Every month, Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows using data from the app TV Time. The list is derived from US users who use the app to track and react to what they're watching. Disney+'s new "Star Wars" series, "The Book of Boba Fett," debuts this month. A prequel to the hit cable series "Yellowstone" arrives on Paramount+. 5. "Abbot Elementary" — ABC, December 7 ABC Description: "In this workplace comedy, a group of dedicated, passio...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Media, Entertainment, Abc, Montana, Disney, US, America, Trends, Features, Streaming, Philadelphia, Paramount, Yellowstone, Boba Fett


'The Wheel of Time' is a huge hit for Amazon and shows why it's betting on sci-fi and fantasy content

"The Wheel of Time."Jan Thijs / Amazon Studios The fantasy series "The Wheel of Time" is a much needed hit for Amazon Prime Video. Amazon has committed to making more sci-fi and fantasy genre content. Its strategy differs from Netflix in a significant way, as Netflix focuses on localized genre content. Amazon's new fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time," has quickly become a hit for Prime Video.The series, which debuted November 19 and is based on the series of novels by Robert Jordan, was A...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Hbo, TV, Media, Entertainment, Time, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, Netflix, Streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Netflix Amazon


'The Wheel of Time' shows why Amazon is betting big on sci-fi and fantasy content

"The Wheel of Time."Jan Thijs / Amazon Studios The fantasy series "The Wheel of Time" is a much needed hit for Amazon Prime Video. Amazon has committed to making more sci-fi and fantasy genre content. Its strategy differs from Netflix in a significant way, as Netflix focuses on localized genre content. Amazon's new fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time," has quickly become a hit for Prime Video.The series, which debuted November 19 and is based on the series of novels by Robert Jordan, was A...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Hbo, TV, Media, Entertainment, Time, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, Netflix, Streaming, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Netflix Amazon


The 7 most anticipated movies premiering in December, from 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' to the new 'Matrix'

Tom Holland in "Spider-Man: No Way Home."Courtesy of Sony Pictures Every month, the app TV Time provides Insider a list of the most anticipated new movies being released, based on the movies its US users have indicated they intend to watch. New entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Matrix" franchises are released this month. New Oscar contenders will also debut with Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" and Netflix's "Don't Look Up." 7. "Nightmare Alley" — in theaters Dec...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Ansel Elgort, Media, Matthew Mcconaughey, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo Dicaprio, Streaming, Trinity, Warner Bros


'Hellbound' is Netflix's latest Korean-language hit after the success of 'Squid Game'

"Hellbound."Netflix The Korean-language Netflix series "Hellbound" was watched for 111 million hours last month. It was one of Netflix's most popular shows in November. Its comes on the heels of the South Korean series "Squid Game," Netflix's biggest show ever. Netflix has another Korean-language hit. "Hellbound," a new South Korean fantasy series that debuted November 19, was one of Netflix's most popular shows last month. Insider calculated, based on Netflix's weekly lists o...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, TV, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, State University of New York, Binghamton, Ampere Analysis, Yeon Sang ho, Travis Clark, Hellbound


The top 9 shows on Netflix last month, including 'Squid Game' and 'You'

"Squid Game."Netflix Every Tuesday, Netflix updates the website top10.netflix.com with its most popular titles of the previous week. The lists are based on the number of hours viewed that week. Insider calculated the most watched TV shows during November based on their total hours watched during the month, according to Netflix's data. Two Korean-language series, "Squid Game" and "Hellbound," were popular in November. The former is Netflix's biggest show of all time. The only non-Netfl...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Mexico, America, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Rotten Tomatoes, Cw, Guadalajara, Joe, Locke, Locke Key, Carringtons


From 'Bones Day' playlists to 'Good Soup' references, TikTok trends dominated Spotify Wrapped this year

Spotify Spotify released its annual "Spotify Wrapped" report, a roundup of the most-streamed content of the year. TikTok-driven streams helped revitalize decades-old songs and inspired playlist themes, according to Spotify.  TikTok has played an increasing role in propelling songs to the charts and bringing artists to popularity.  Spotify's annual roundup of its most-streamed content dropped on Wednesday, and social media platforms like TikTok made a huge impact on the cultural zeitgeist ...
Tags: Spotify, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Adele, Trends, Social Media, Viral, Fleetwood Mac, Phoebe Bridgers, Lizzo, 2021, Tech Insider, Olivia Rodrigo, Spotify Wrapped, Tiktok


The most popular Netflix movies of all time, including 'Red Notice' and 'Bird Box'

(L-R) Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds in "Red Notice."Netflix "Red Notice" is now Netflix's biggest original movie ever, with 328 million hours watched since it debuted in early November. It beat "Bird Box" to claim the top spot. Netflix previously reported viewership based on the number of accounts that watched at least two minutes of a title. Its new metric of hours viewed in the first 28 days gives a boost to longer movies like the three-and-a-half-hour "Irishman." 10. "...
Tags: Movies, Media, Entertainment, Dwayne Johnson, Boston, Trends, Features, Fbi, Noah, Netflix, Army, Streaming, Bangladesh, Guardian, Watson, Npr


Virgil Abloh, Off-White founder and artist director of Louis Vuitton is dead at 41. Here's a look at the life of the luxury designer.

Virgil Abloh was one of the most popular designers of today.Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Virgil Abloh, 41, was one of modern fashion's most popular designers. He was known for being Louis Vuitton's menswear artistic director and the founder of Off-White. He died on November 28 after a two-year battle with a rare form of heart cancer.  Virgil Abloh, 41, died on Sunday after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Abloh was regarded as one of the pioneers of high-e...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Fashion, New York, Milan, Beyonce, Style, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Jay Z, Life, Nicki Minaj, Time, America, Trends


Switched off: Afghan media struggle to survive under Taliban rule

More than 250 newspapers, radio and TV stations have closed in first 100 days of militants’ ruleThe romantic serials have gone after the Taliban warned against racy content, the popular women’s call-in shows were axed after the militants said they didn’t want female journalists on air, and news investigations were cancelled after officials demanded oversight before anything was broadcast.So perhaps unsurprisingly, most people who used to tune into Radio Sanga, once one of the most popular statio...
Tags: Media, Censorship, World news, Afghanistan, Radio, Culture, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Television & radio, Journalist safety


Radio silence: Afghan stations are one more casualty of the Taliban

Listeners have disappeared after militants restricted music, romantic serials, phone-ins, female journalists and newsThe romantic serials have gone after the Taliban warned against racy content, the popular women’s call-in shows were axed after the militants said they didn’t want female journalists on air, and news investigations were cancelled after officials demanded oversight before anything was broadcast.So perhaps unsurprisingly, most people who used to tune into Radio Sanga, once one of th...
Tags: Media, World news, Afghanistan, Radio, Culture, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Television & radio, Journalist safety


The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather Part 2"Paramount Pictures We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score. The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage. The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.The list we compiled here is ba...
Tags: Florida, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, Viola Davis, Movies, Media, Drama, Entertainment, Iraq, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, Trends, Cnn


How much Twitch pays employees in the US in 2021

Nick Bastone/Business Insider Amazon's Twitch has become a giant in the burgeoning livestreaming industry. Insider analyzed public data to get a sense of how much Twitch pays employees in the US. Twitch has offered some US staffers annual salaries between $60,000 and $185,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitch is a giant in the livestreaming industry.While its competitors YouTube Gaming Live and Facebook Gaming continue to grow, Twitch remains the dominant player in ...
Tags: Amazon, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Streaming Video, Livestreaming, Twitch, Ashley Rodriguez, Tech Insider, Facebook Gaming, Nick Bastone Business Insider Amazon


The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time at the worldwide box office

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in "Avengers: Endgame."Marvel Studios "Avatar" reclaimed its title as the biggest movie of all time this year, topping "Avengers: Endgame." It was re-released in China, earning $50 million. Disney dominates the list of the top 10 highest-grossing movies ever. "Avatar" took back its crown as the biggest movie in the world this year, topping Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" over a decade after it was released.The 2009 James Cameron-directed sci-fi film earned an addition...
Tags: Star Wars, Media, Entertainment, China, Disney, Trends, Features, Fox, Box Office, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, James Cameron, Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, Box Office Mojo, YouTube Global


Netflix's 'League of Legends' series 'Arcane' has surged in global popularity since its debut, new data shows

"Arcane."Netflix Netflix's "Arcane" has surged in audience demand since it debuted, according to Parrot Analytics data. It was also Netflix's top English-language series last week by the streamer's own metric. Riot Games, the company behind the series, has plans to expand its IP further. Netflix's new animated series "Arcane," based on the online multiplayer video game "League of Legends," has surged in popularity since it debuted earlier this month. The series was the second ...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Media, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, League Of Legends, Netflix Netflix, Parrot Analytics, Travis Clark, Wade Payson Denney, Christian Linke, Shauna Spenley Riot


Transgender former Netflix employee drops labor complaint after resigning over Dave Chappelle controversy

B. Pagels-Minor, left, and Terra Field filed charges against Netflix with the National Labor Relations Union over the company's treatment of the Dave Chappelle controversy.B. Pagels-Minor & Terra Field/Linkedin Two transgender ex-Netflix employees dropped labor complaints against the company, the NY Post reported Tuesday. Terra Field, one of the employees, said in a blog post Monday she had resigned from Netflix. Field was at the center of worker protests over comedian Dave Chappelle'...
Tags: Post, New York Post, News, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Netflix, Transgender, Dave Chappelle, Ny Post, Chappelle, Tech Insider, Diversity and Inclusion, Netflix Field, Tyler Sonnemaker, Labor Conditions


'No Time to Die' is now Hollywood's biggest release of the year, but 2 Chinese movies have made more money

Daniel Craig in "No Time to Die."MGM "No Time to Die" surpassed "F9" as the highest-grossing Hollywood release this year. But the Chinese film "The Battle at Lake Changjin" is the biggest movie at the worldwide box office. China's theatrical industry has recovered quickly from the pandemic thanks largely to local films. The James Bond movie "No Time to Die," Daniel Craig's fifth and final outing as the character, surpassed "Fast and Furious 9" over the weekend as the highest-grossing ...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Ireland, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, North America, MGM, Variety, China Box Office


The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather."Paramount Pictures/"The Godfather" Insider ranked the best films of all time, based on Metacritic scores. They include recent Oscar winners "Moonlight" and "Parasite" and classics like "The Godfather" and "Citizen Kane." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. To find out which films have been the most critically acclaimed over time, Insider turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic for this ranking, which scores films by their composite critical reception. T...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Washington Post, Time, Disney, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bbc, Features, Ford, New York Times, Manchester


'Yellowstone' is a massive hit, and new data shows how much it's grown in audience demand with each season

Kevin Costner in "Yellowstone."Paramount Network "Yellowstone" is the rare cable TV series in the streaming age that is a massive hit. Audience demand data shows how it has grown in popularity with each season. ViacomCBS is developing spinoffs of the show for its streaming service Paramount+. Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" is one of the biggest shows on TV, a rare feat for a cable series in the streaming age.14.7 million viewers tuned in to the show's season four premiere earlier t...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Showtime, Nielsen, Yellowstone, Kevin Costner, Peacock, Taylor Sheridan, Paramount Network, Parrot Analytics, John Dutton, Travis Clark


How Riot Games is expanding the 'League of Legends' franchise with Netflix's 'Arcane'

"Arcane."Netflix The final three episodes of Netflix animated series "Arcane" debut on Saturday. The series is a spin-off of the video game "League of Legends" from Riot Games. Riot execs explained how the show got made and what's next for the "League" universe. One hundred eighty million people played Riot Games' multiplayer online game "League of Legends" last month.It's the kind of IP with a large, devoted audience that media companies are salivating over right now as they look...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Media, Video Games, Entertainment, La, Halo, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, League Of Legends, Paramount, Riot Games


China has surpassed the US as the world's biggest box office. Here's the government's 5-year plan for its movie industry.

"The Battle at Lake Changjin"Bona Film Group The Chinese government laid out a five-year plan for its film industry this week. China surpassed the US as the world's biggest box office during the pandemic. Experts say that China no longer needs Hollywood, and that fewer Hollywood movies could be released there. China surpassed the US as the world's largest theatrical market last year, thanks mostly to local productions that helped it rebound quickly from months-long, pandemic-related s...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Box Office, Party, University Of Virginia, Fenton, China Box Office, Ampere Analysis, Richard Gelfond, Hollywood They, Shang Chi


Netflix says 'Red Notice' was its biggest movie debut of all time in its first weekend

Dwayne Johnson in "Red Notice."Netflix "Red Notice" was watched for 148 million hours over the weekend, Netflix said on Tuesday. It's Netflix's biggest opening weekend ever for a movie. Netflix is now reporting hours viewed for its titles rather than the number of members that watched. "Red Notice," Netflix's new big-budget action movie, is breaking records for the streamer after debuting on Friday.On Tuesday, Netflix said the movie was viewed for 148.72 million hours from Friday ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Dwayne Johnson, Trends, Netflix, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Lawson, Red Notice, Vanity Fair Variety, Travis Clark, Bird Box, Red Notice Netflix, Bird Box Critics


The globalization of entertainment has fueled the streaming wars, driven media M&A, and created new opportunity for artists and storytellers

Netflix scored a surprise global hit with "Squid Game."Youngkyu Park Hollywood's second century will be shaped by powerful creative and technological forces from across the globe. Netflix hit "Squid Game" reflects the entertainment industry's increasingly international focus.  Insider is highlighting 10 people transforming media and entertainment for worldwide audiences.   Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. If Hollywood's first century was d...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Marvel, Advertising, Disney, US, America, Trends, Netflix, John, Deloitte, Warner Bros


The top 10 movies at the China box office this year show how its rebound has been driven by local productions

"The Battle at Lake Changjin."Bona Film Group The China box office became the biggest in the world last year, surpassing the US. It's thanks largely to local Chinese productions. Just two Hollywood releases, "F9" and "Godzilla vs. Kong," are among China's 10 biggest movies this year. China is now the biggest theatrical market in the world, thanks largely to local productions.The biggest movie at the global box office this year is the Chinese war film "The Battle at Lake Changjin," whi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Trends, Features, Tokyo, Box Office, Chinese communist party, University Of Virginia, Godzilla, Wuhan, Chinatown, Detective Chinatown


'Rust' shooting and debate over studio contract terms have divided IATSE leaders and Hollywood crew members, who are voting on the new agreement

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images IATSE union members are voting on a new contract that affects working conditions for 60,000 workers. Some union members expressed disappointment with the most recent version of the three-year agreement. The fatal shooting on the "Rust" set re-sparked discussions of working conditions for union members. Though an industry-wide strike was averted last month, it remains a divisive time for Hollywood's crew member union. Amid a workers' movement sweeping a...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Unions, Labor, Trends, AMPTP, Iatse, Jacob Watts, Amy Thurlow, Francis Agustin, Matt Schouten, Halyna Hutchins, Rodin Eckenroth Getty Images IATSE, International Alliance of Stage, West Coast Studio Locals


'Rust' shooting and debate over studio contract terms have divided IATSE leaders and members, who are voting on the new agreement

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images IATSE union members are voting on a new contract that affects working conditions for 60,000 workers. Some union members expressed disappointment with the most recent version of the three-year agreement. The fatal shooting on the "Rust" set re-sparked discussions of working conditions for union members. Though an industry-wide strike was averted last month, it remains a divisive time for Hollywood's crew member union. Amid a workers' movement sweeping a...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Unions, Labor, Trends, AMPTP, Iatse, Jacob Watts, Amy Thurlow, Francis Agustin, Matt Schouten, Halyna Hutchins, Rodin Eckenroth Getty Images IATSE, International Alliance of Stage, West Coast Studio Locals


The 12 highest-grossing movies of 2021 at the worldwide box office

Vin Diesel in "Fast and Furious 9." Universal Pictures The worldwide box office is slowly recovering from the pandemic. China, the world's biggest theatrical market, has quickly rebounded and has produced the top two movies this year. Hollywood releases like "F9," "No Time to Die," and "Dune" have benefited from international markets. This year's Marvel movies haven't been approved for release in China, impacting their global grosses. 12. "A Quiet Place Part II" (Paramount)...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Australia, China, Disney, Trends, Features, Fox, James Bond, Tokyo, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Woody Harrelson, Scarlett Johansson


A primordial soup of exploding trends and memes: TikTok’s wild world of video games

From pastiches of stilted old animations to trash-talking pubescents meeting their match, TikTok’s gaming zone is an often maddening place, full of energy, attitude – and space skullduggeryGaming culture has lived online since the internet became a thing, so it is no surprise that TikTok is now a primordial soup of video game memes. The time-honoured “greatest games of all time” magazine feature lives on as clip compilations soundtracked by thrice-remixed SoundCloud rap. Streamers post highlight...
Tags: Games, Technology, Media, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Mario Kart, Tiktok, Shelbyrenaeyt



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