Wednesday August 21, 2019

Actor Anil Kapoor Considers Netflix Great for Indian Talent to Show Capability to World

He said he was not nervous, but a "bit anxious" ahead of the show's launch

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Anil Kapoor, Amritsar
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Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has backed Netflix’s forthcoming show “Selection Day”, says the streaming platform is a fruitful opportunity for Indian talent to showcase their craft to the world.

“This show (‘Selection Day’) is an adaption of a really good novel (Aravind Adiga’s eponymous book). It will be screened on December 28 in more than 190 countries all over the world. I think Netflix is a brilliant platform for Indian actors and technicians to show off their capabilities to the entire world,” Anil Kapoor said here.

Anil said collaborating with Netflix as a producer made him feel that production is no longer a thankless job.

“Earlier I used to feel that production is a thankless job. In our family, my father, my elder brother and I have produced many films. After working with Netflix on this show, I feel that production is no longer a thankless job, but it’s the best job. When you are working with them, nothing gets bigger than that,” he said.

Anil Kapoor. IANS

Anil was interacting with the media at the premiere of “Selection Day” along with Kabir Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Sanya Malhotra, Rhea Kapoor, Samir Kochhar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Farah Khan, Pawan Malhotra, Dalip Tahil, Rajesh Tailang, Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad here on Tuesday.

On the basic premise of “Selection Day”, Anil said: “Cricket is in the backdrop of this show, but overall it is a coming-of-age story about two brothers and the beautiful bonding between the two. I can say that it’s about the dream of father and his kids.

“There are some parents who want to fulfil their own dreams through their children and there are kids who don’t want to listen to their father when it comes to choosing a career. So, all these things are there in this show.”

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He said he was not nervous, but a “bit anxious” ahead of the show’s launch.

“I have made films on many stories over the years but this project was like a cricket match which we felt that we have won quickly. This show is a complete example of team work similarly like cricket matches,” he said. (IANS)

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Binge-watching Netflix For Husband and Wife Can Be Bad

Binge-watching Netflix with your wife can ruin your night

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Netflix recently introduced a binge-watching contract for couples and families to regulate the way they watch TV together. Pixabay

As you sit through the night to binge-watch “Sacred Games Season 2” on Netflix, the no-sleep agreement with your wife may not be enough for you both to enjoy the show without fights.

New research from Lancaster University of Warwick and Relational Economics Ltd. suggests that streaming and subscription TV providers like Netflix need to consider several factors to ensure their services provide value to their customers.

“Firms need to think about how they can facilitate collaboration among families in their use of subscription TV.

“For example, there is the potential to use technologies such as Alexa to identify areas of value destruction and to intervene — for instance, by detecting when one person regularly talks during a certain programme and setting up a recording, so nothing is missed,” said Helen Bruce from Lancaster University.

Netflix recently introduced a binge-watching contract for couples and families to regulate the way they watch TV together.

The ‘contract’ offers five rules that binge-watch partners have to sign on with Netflix.

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New study suggest Netflix that services provide value to their customers.

The rules are: “I won’t fall asleep; I won’t get distracted by my phone causing the other person to rewind because I missed something; I won’t continue watching a show without the other person present; I won’t talk whilst the show is on and in the event that I come across a spoiler, I won’t share it with the other person”.

According to the study published in the Journal of Business Research, TV companies battling to preserve the shared experience of scheduled TV viewing in an era of 24/7 streaming and personalized viewing need more than binge-watching contracts and no-sleeping agreements to keep customers.

“From our research, we found families value more than just watching TV together, though the ability to do so — and to customise those experiences — remains extremely important, and a key reason why families continue to spend often significant sums of money each month on TV subscriptions,” explained Bruce.

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Netflix has brought a new trend of binge watching. IANS

House value can be destroyed where the actions of one family member are detrimental to others.

“For instance, a person might disrupt family viewing by talking loudly, delete recorded shows that someone else wanted to watch, or make disparaging comments about another party’s tastes in TV shows,” the findings showed.

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Streaming service providers need to provide resources that are easily integrated into consumers’ lives, as well as providing reliability and quality.

“They also need to respond to common problems, where patterns of behaviour which cause difficulties — and thus a loss of value — are repeated across users, Bruce said. (IANS)