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Netflix sets first global fan event ‘Tudum’ this September

By Kara Santos Published Aug 26, 2021 2:42 pm

Netflix has announced their first-ever global fan event happening on Sept. 25 that will showcase exclusive news and first looks at some of the streaming giant’s original content. 

The event dubbed Tudum, which is named after the sound users hear when they press play on Netflix, will feature stars and creators from over 70 Netflix series, films, and specials.

The free virtual event will feature interactive panels and conversations with the creators and stars of some of Netflix’s most popular shows, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Cobra Kai, Bridgerton, The Umbrella Academy, as well as upcoming series like Cowboy Bebop, The Sandman and more.

The global fan event will be made available across Netflix YouTube channels worlwide in a number of languages, as well as social media platforms Twitter and Twitch.

Special pre-shows will also be hosted on specific channels to showcase its Korean and Indian original series and films along with its anime content and Asian channels on Netflix Anime, Netflix Asia and Netflix Philippines, among others.

According to the event's official website, fans are invited to co-stream and react to the event in real time on their Facebook, Twitch or YouTube channel.

Netflix is among several other major companies that have started hosting their own virtual events like Geeked Week earlier this year, as a way to showcase original content, compared to in-person fan conventions in the past. 

The virtual livestream for the three-hour Tudum event starts at 12 p.m. EDT/9 a.m. PDT on Saturday, September 25. The event will be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. 

Netflix’s event announcement comes as the streaming giant has spent the past year expanding its service and adding new features. 

Recently, the platform launched a new “Play Something” shuffle feature, that helps users track upcoming releases and recommends shows based on what you've watched, as well as a new “Downloads for You” feature that automatically downloads content you’ll like. 

Netflix reportedly also wants to delve into video game territory for mobile platforms and plans to bring spatial audio to the the platform’s iPhone and iPad apps in the future.

(Images via Netflix)