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Bela Bajaria on How Much Netflix Is Rethinking Its Business Model: “We’re Not Doing Some Radical Shift”

As Netflix rethinks its streaming business model after losing 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, TV boss Bela Bajaria insists no major shift in focus is in the works. “We’re not doing some radical shift in our business. We’re not merging. We’re not just having a big transitional phase,” Bajaria told the Banff […]

Netflix’s Bela Bajaria to Receive The Hollywood Reporter’s Impact Award at Banff World Media Festival

As Netflix global head of TV, Bela Bajaria is responsible for curating of hundreds comedies, unscripted series and more, and most notably for bringing blockbusters like Bridgerton and Squid Game to collective screens. To honor her achievements, THR editorial director Nekesa Mumbi Moody will present Bajaria with the magazine’s Impact Award at the 2022 edition […]

Netflix Taps Peter Friedlander to Head U.S. Originals; Brian Wright to Exit

Following a seven-month search for an executive to head U.S. originals, Netflix global TV vp Bela Bajaria has opted to promote from within the company for the role. Longtime Netflix exec Peter Friedlander has been promoted for the second time under Bajaria and will serve as head of U.S. and Canada scripted series. One of […]

Netflix Restructures as Bela Bajaria Streamlines Comedy, Drama and Overall Deal Leadership

Netflix Restructures as Bela Bajaria Streamlines Comedy, Drama and Overall Deal Leadership

Netflix Shocker: Bela Bajaria to Lead Global TV, Cindy Holland Departs

Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vp of original content who has spent nearly two decades at the company, is out amid a move by newly appointed co-CEO Ted Sarandos to streamline the company’s television ranks. Bela Bajaria, who of late was overseeing Netflix’s local-language productions, is being promoted to vp global television in Holland’s place.

Dick Wolf and Bela Bajaria Honored at Saban Community Clinic Gala

The Saban Community Clinic's 42nd annual dinner gala on Monday at the Beverly Hilton honored producer Dick Wolf and Netflix vp content Bela Bajaria.

Netflix’s Bela Bajaria on Talk Show Plans and Potential Live Shows

In her first wide-ranging interview since moving to the streamer from Universal TV, the vp content opens up about her global push and the possibility of venturing into live competition shows: "There's definitely an openness to do it."

Cris Abrego Honored by Saban Community Clinic

More than 300 Hollywood execs and stars came together for the Let's Get Real benefit held at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica to support the clinic.

Women in Film Adds Six to 2017 Board of Directors

Bela Bajaria, Terry Curtin, Nisha Ganatra and Laura Gordon are joining for the first time.

Bela Bajaria Joins Netflix as VP Content

The news comes four months after the well-liked executive was ousted as president of Universal Television.

Inside NBC’s Studio Shakeup and Pressure on Networks to Own Shows

Universal Television's ousted chief Bela Bajaria sold shows everywhere but her network sibling as the new importance of "stacking rights" rewrites the priorities of broadcasters.