Netflix hits 139 million subs, but fears YouTube and Fortnite

Image Saeed Adyani  Netflix

In the letter, Netflix took time to big up its successes - Bird Box, which it estimates will be watched by 80 million households within four weeks of its release, and a Spanish-language exclusive, Elite, that has attracted more than 20 million.

The mayor of a town in Canada has called on Netflix to remove footage of a real-life disaster from one of its productions.

The film shows video from the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster in Quebec.

The tragedy occurred when the brake system of a train failed, allowing the train to roll downhill into the town and derail.

The tragic incident proved to be deadly as it resulted in the deaths of 42 people. And finally, they also shared that out of five possible endings, the least-traveled path involved Stefan accompanying his mother on the train where [Spoiler] they both meet their demise.

Lac-M├ęgantic Mayor Julie Morin told CBC that the usage of these harrowing scenes showed a "lack of respect" to those affected: "It's hard enough for our citizens to see these images when they are used normally and respectfully on the news". "We're going to make the efforts to do what we can on our end, to ensure (the footage) is being used as appropriately as possible".

However, media commentators have been quick to note that Netflix viewing figures are not independently verified in the same way that box office figures are, so we only have the company's word. However, the streaming giant doesn't intend to pull the footage.

David Warner to return home from Bangladesh after suffering elbow injury
Warner has been the skipper of the Sixers and he will play two more games for his side on January 18 and 19 respectively. Electing to bat first, David Warner slammed 63 runs and helped Sixers to reach 158-8 in 20 overs.

MS Dhoni guides India home to complete ODI series win in Australia
India captain Kohli scored his 39th one-day global century in the victory in Adelaide and Tendulkar praised his game-management. Kumar has been Finch's child tormentor this series but his questionable tactic in Friday's decider divided viewers.

South Korea, US push to hold working-level video talks
The U.S. government and military authorities do not officially acknowledge that North Korea possesses nuclear weapons. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan noted that North Korean missiles remained a "significant concern".

Netflix reported revenue of $4.19 billion for the quarter that ended in December, slightly below the $4.21 billion that Wall Street analysts had forecast, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Pond 5 says it deeply regrets that images of the disaster were "taken out of context and used in entertainment programming".

It turns out the Lac-M├ęgantic rail accident footage was bought from a stock-footage vendor, and has also been used in the Netflix original series Travelers.

Written by Eric Heisserer and directed by Susanne Bier, Bird Box is based on author Josh Malerman's 2014 novel of the same name.

An enormous number of Netflix viewers watched Bird Box, the Sandra Bullock-starring adaptation of Josh Malerman's best-selling novel about a better-unseen apocalyptic threat to humanity.

While Netflix has not released a statement about the footage, it has confirmed the footage is from the train explosion and have no plans to remove it from the film.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Novak Djokovic perplexed by decision to turn on Australian Open lights
Jan 19, 2019 - 11:00
The world number one Serb claimed a clinical 6-3 7-5 6-4 win over wildcard entry Tsonga in the late match at Rod Laver Arena. The top seed next takes on Russian Daniil Medvedev , who earlier accounted for Belgian David Goffin in straight sets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Republicans Go Against Trump to Back Bid to Keep Deripaska Sanctions
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:58
He said he had concerns about how the US could adequately monitor Deripaska's control of the companies. Mnuchin had lobbied GOP senators to vote against Schumer's resolution.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sony Music, R. Kelly Part Ways
Jan 19, 2019 - 09:39
In 2008, R Kelly stood trial on charges of making a sex tape with an under-age female but was found not guilty. When he was 27, he was married to singer Aaliyah in an illegal marriage when she was just 15.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lukaku on outside looking in at Solskjaer's new-look Man United
Jan 18, 2019 - 15:45
The Norwegian is getting the best out of the players that Mourinho had seemingly given up on, and he's reaping the rewards. Solskjaer said Marouane Fellaini is facing up to four weeks out of action with a calf injury.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli student found dead in Melbourne
Jan 18, 2019 - 15:42
She had been speaking with her sister on the phone at the time of the attack and her sister alerted authorities, Stamper said. The vigil for Ms Maasarwe came seven months after a vigil for another young woman who died in similar circumstances .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kremlin Dismisses 'Stupid' Notion That Trump Is A Russian Agent
Jan 18, 2019 - 15:10
The Interfax news agency later carried the Foreign Ministry's statement saying that Whelan's brother isn't in the Russian capital. Lavrov promised US diplomats can make a second visit to the detainee, and an Irish diplomat will also be visiting him soon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cadillac electric crossover previewed
Jan 18, 2019 - 14:12
American carmaker, Cadillac , is showing off its green muscle by releasing teaser images of its first ever electric vehicle . General Motors has now confirmed their plan to position Cadillac as the leading brand for the Group's future electric models.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Warriors Score NBA-Record 51 Points in First Quarter vs. Nuggets
Jan 17, 2019 - 08:30
Golden State shot a blistering 60 percent from the field, had 38 assists and hit 21 3-pointers in leading wire-to-wire. The center has been sidelined for the duration of the season as he's been recovering from a torn left Achilles.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arctic blast due to hit KC for AFC championship game
Jan 17, 2019 - 06:16
Brady said life is different now that his kids are older and they can understand the broader picture of what's happening. That's how often Brady has reached the Conference Championship game in the 17 full seasons he's played for the Patriots.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top R. Kelly accuser says singer threatened to reveal her sex life
Jan 17, 2019 - 05:59
On January 11, Kelly's attorney Steve Greenberg denied all allegations of sexual misconduct made in " Surviving R. Kelly ", said Allred. "This has been building for quite a while, but now, it's approaching a tsunami for Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oakland A's 1st round pick Kyler Murray declares for National Football League draft
Jan 17, 2019 - 04:43
But Murray comes off a season where he threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while rushing for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns. Murray's road to his National Football League draft choice was a winding one from his prep days in suburban Dallas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ISIS Attack in Syria Kills 4 American Troops, Wounds 3
Jan 17, 2019 - 01:17
The explosion, reportedly caused by a suicide bomber, hit near the main market in the northern city of Manbij, witnesses told Reuters .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins House Financial Services Committee
Jan 17, 2019 - 00:31
Lobbyists have long referred to the committee as the ATM because lawmakers who sit on it are known for their fundraising prowess. The powerful committee also oversees the US housing market, insurance and worldwide finance sectors, among other areas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mike Munchak leaves Steelers for Broncos, Shaun Sarrett named his replacement
Jan 16, 2019 - 23:58
Klint Kubiak, 31, previously coached for the Vikings from 2013-2014, when he was an assistant WR coach/quality control coach. The Denver Broncos have hired former Chicago Bears defensive backs coach Ed Donatell to be their new defensive coordinator.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canada asks China clemency for convicted drug trafficker Robert Lloyd Schellenberg
Jan 16, 2019 - 23:39
The Trudeau government is seeking clemency for a Canadian sentenced to death in China amid growing tensions between the two countries.