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Oct 7, 2021

Netflix says will edit scenes

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
Netflix is a popular entertainment worldwide.
Netflix is a popular entertainment worldwide.

Netflix announced plans to edit scenes from its Korean-language smash hit Squid Game after a phone number used in the show has led to one woman being inundated with calls in real life.

A key plot point centers around contestants calling a number to take part in life-or-death versions of children’s games in return for cash, creating problems for the unnamed woman from Seongju and prompting a return to the editing room for producers.

“This is a number that I’ve been using for more than ten years, so I’m quite taken aback. There are more than 4,000 numbers that I’ve had to delete from my phone,” she said.

Founded on August 29, 1997, Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media service and original programming production company. It offers subscription-based video on demand from a library of films and television series, 40% of which is Netflix original programming produced in-house.

Netflix has basic, standard and premium membership subscription. It allows streaming on two devices at the same time on its standard plan, which costs US $12.99 a month in the U.S., and four devices on its premium plan, at US $15.99. (A plan for a single screen is US $8.99 a month.

Meanwhile, UNWTO and Netflix have partnered on the publication of a report which looks at the role of film and series as drivers for tourism and cultural affinity. The Global Report on Cultural Affinity and Screen Tourism explores the growing affection one has towards a particular country or culture displayed on the screen.