Netflix adds 26 million new users during lockdown July 17, 2020

from Business Matters· ·

The coronavirus pandemic has been good to Netflix – the streaming company says it’s added over 26 million new subscribers. Entertainment expert and entrepreneur Melissa Rowley tells us why traditional TV networks should be afraid – very afraid. We look at the differing attitudes to wearing a facemask to protect against Covid-19, including polarised opinion between US and Japan. Travel, meanwhile, has changed, as the ‘staycation’ becomes popular during global travel restrictions. And China becomes one of the first countries to return to economic growth after the coronavirus. Finally, the rise of video CVs to get work is getting a …



The coronavirus pandemic has been good to Netflix – the streaming company says it’s added over 26 million new subscribers. Entertainment expert and entrepreneur Melissa Rowley tells us why traditional TV networks should be afraid – very afraid. We look at the differing attitudes to wearing a facemask to protect against Covid-19, including polarised opinion between US and Japan. Travel, meanwhile, has changed, as the ‘staycation’ becomes popular during global travel restrictions. And China becomes one of the first countries to return to economic growth after the coronavirus. Finally, the rise of video CVs to get work is getting a boost from an entrepreneur who wants people to be able to make videos on apps on their phone, for a more personal touch. We discuss all this live with guests Mitchell Hartman of the Marketplace programme on American Public Media in Portland, Oregon and Stefanie Yuen Thio - Joint Managing Partner at TSMP Law –in Singapore. (Image: Logo of Netflix is displayed on a laptop screen. Photo by Esra Hacioglu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)