Netflix subscriptions pick up

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Netflix subscriptions picked up in the third quarter of 2021, as non-English language shows continue to perform strongly.

According to BBC, the platform added 4.4 million users in the three months to September 30th.

The Korean TV series “Squid Game” was its biggest hit, watched by 142 million households in its first four weeks.

Other popular shows include “La Casa de Papel” (aka “Money Heist”), “Sex Education” and “The Queen’s Gambit”.

It follows a sluggish start to 2021, when the surging demand for streaming seen earlier on in the pandemic petered out.

Netflix now expects to add some 8.5 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter.

This comes even as some Netflix staff prepare to walk out on Wednesday amid a backlash over comedian Dave Chappelle.

They accuse the star of mocking transgender people in his latest Netflix special, but the firm has defended him.