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CBS Studios working on original programming for streaming services like Netflix, Amazon
CBS Studios working on original programming for streaming services like Netflix, Amazon
CBS CEO Les Moonves has announced this week that the company's CBS Studios division is actively working on original TV series that will be eventually ...... 13 Aug 2014
Netflix overtakes HBO in subscriber revenue
Netflix overtakes HBO in subscriber revenue
Netflix has finally overcome HBO in subscriber revenue, reporting $1.146 billion in revenue for the last quarter compared to $1.41 billion for HBO. ...... 08 Aug 2014
'Breaking Bad' on Netflix now available in 4K, for some
'Breaking Bad' on Netflix now available in 4K, for some
'Breaking Bad,' generally considered one of the top shows of all-time, is now available in the highest quality possible for streaming, 4K. ...... 17 Jun 2014 - 5 comments
Almost fifty percent of U.S. households have a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus subscription
Almost fifty percent of U.S. households have a Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus subscription
The use of streaming video services continues to grow, especially in the U.S., where 47 percent of households now have a subscription to at ...... 13 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Netflix to drop error messages that enraged Verizon
Netflix to drop error messages that enraged Verizon
Netflix is set to stop serving customers with error messages that blame their ISP during video streaming problems. Last week, Netflix and ...... 10 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Netflix on Android gets 'Post Play', Chromecast will soon
Netflix on Android gets 'Post Play', Chromecast will soon
Netflix has brought its 'Post Play' functionality to Android phones and tablets after it was well received on other platforms. On the Neflix ...... 07 Jun 2014 - 1 comment
Verizon threatens Netflix with cease and desist letter
Verizon threatens Netflix with cease and desist letter
Verizon has turned to legal threats against Netflix as the relationship between the two continues to sour. Yesterday it emerged that Netflix ...... 05 Jun 2014 - 17 comments
Verizon: Netflix' PR stunt is deliberately misleading
Verizon: Netflix' PR stunt is deliberately misleading
Verizon has responded to reports that Netflix is informing subscribers during buffering that its network is 'crowded right now', saying the ...... 05 Jun 2014 - 3 comments
Netflix visibly blames ISPs for streaming issues
Netflix visibly blames ISPs for streaming issues
If you run into trouble with Netflix streaming in the United States, Netflix will now let you know exactly who is to blame: your provider! ...... 04 Jun 2014 - 9 comments
Netflix HTML5 streaming supported by Safari on OS X Yosemite
Netflix HTML5 streaming supported by Safari on OS X Yosemite
Netflix has confirmed that plug-in-less HD video streaming is available through Safari on Apple's OS X Yosemite. The streaming giant said ...... 04 Jun 2014
Netflix makes major expansion into Germany, France and other EU nations
Netflix makes major expansion into Germany, France and other EU nations
Netflix has announced its first major expansion since 2011, with the streaming service headed to Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg ...... 21 May 2014 - 1 comment
Netflix U.S. and Canada subscribers see price rise, addition of new plan
Netflix U.S. and Canada subscribers see price rise, addition of new plan
As expected, and announced a bit earlier for the European and UK markets, new Netflix users will be seeing a price raise in the U.S. and Canada. ...... 11 May 2014 - 2 comments
Netflix raises price of subscription in Europe, but existing customers get two year reprieve
Netflix raises price of subscription in Europe, but existing customers get two year reprieve
Netflix has confirmed that its impending price hike is no longer impending. Overseas, European and UK users will see their subscriptions ...... 11 May 2014
Netflix inks deal with Verizon, should improve streaming for subscribers
Netflix inks deal with Verizon, should improve streaming for subscribers
Netflix has signed a deal with Verizon to pay for direct access to its network, easing congestion concerns and improving quality and performance ...... 29 Apr 2014 - 2 comments
Netflix now available directly via cable box from a few small cable companies
Netflix now available directly via cable box from a few small cable companies
Netflix has announced that its streaming service will be available via the cable boxes of Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN subscribers. ...... 26 Apr 2014
Is Netflix investing in massive scale P2P technology?
Is Netflix investing in massive scale P2P technology?
Netflix appears to be hiring an engineer to help the company at least begin testing using a massive scale peer-to-peer (P2P) architecture for ...... 26 Apr 2014
Amazon Fire TV to add Netflix to universal voice search later this year
Amazon Fire TV to add Netflix to universal voice search later this year
Netflix has confirmed that Amazon will be adding the company's full streaming catalog to its Fire TV's universal search feature. CEO Reed ...... 22 Apr 2014 - 1 comment
Netflix to raise prices for new subscribers
Netflix to raise prices for new subscribers
Following their quarterly earnings report this afternoon, Netflix has announced it will be raising the price for new subscribers to its streaming catalog. ...... 21 Apr 2014 - 9 comments
Netflix to snub French regulations by streaming from Luxembourg
Netflix to snub French regulations by streaming from Luxembourg
Regulations in France that would require Netflix to invest in French content and abide by a quota of French content in its service can be avoided ...... 02 Apr 2014 - 2 comments
Netflix signs long-term deal to gain access to Comcast's full unthrottled broadband network
Netflix signs long-term deal to gain access to Comcast's full unthrottled broadband network
Netflix has announced some truly breaking news this weekend, signing a long-term deal with Comcast that will ensure full access to the service ...... 24 Feb 2014 - 15 comments
Verizon responds to Netflix throttling allegations
Verizon responds to Netflix throttling allegations
Verizon has responded to a claim that it is throttling (limiting bandwidth to) Netflix and other services in the cloud, just weeks after a federal ...... 06 Feb 2014 - 20 comments
'House of Cards' gets third season from Netflix following Golden Globe, Emmy win
'House of Cards' gets third season from Netflix following Golden Globe, Emmy win
According to Deadline, Netflix has renewed hit series 'House of Cards' for a third season. The company originally paid $100 million for two ...... 06 Feb 2014 - 2 comments
Netflix reaches 44 million subscribers, responds to net neutrality ruling
Netflix reaches 44 million subscribers, responds to net neutrality ruling
Netflix reported its quarterly earnings yesterday, showing a profit and strong subscriber momentum. Profit grew to $48.4 million and the ...... 23 Jan 2014 - 1 comment
Netflix moving to three pricing tiers for new subscribers
Netflix moving to three pricing tiers for new subscribers
Following their quarterly earnings report, Netflix has announced that it will move to three pricing tiers for new subscribers. CEO Reed Hastings ...... 23 Jan 2014
Netflix orders new original series based on adventurer Marco Polo
Netflix orders new original series based on adventurer Marco Polo
Netflix has confirmed their next original series, based on Marco Polo in 13th-century China. The series is described as having "elements ...... 15 Jan 2014
Netflix claims first Golden Globe award for House of Cards Actress
Netflix claims first Golden Globe award for House of Cards Actress
A Netflix show has just claimed its first Golden Globe award, further cementing the provider's ability to produce content on par with shows made for TV. ...... 13 Jan 2014
Netflix testing a single user subscription for $6.99
Netflix testing a single user subscription for $6.99
Netflix has confirmed that it is testing a single-user standard definition streaming plan that will cost $6.99 per month. The standard streaming ...... 31 Dec 2013 - 3 comments
Many popular films expiring on Netflix come January 1st
Many popular films expiring on Netflix come January 1st
As longtime Netflix users know, the films and TV shows available via the streaming service change regularly. For the period of December 29th ...... 29 Dec 2013 - 5 comments
Netflix will stream next House of Cards season in 4K, more 4K updates coming at CES
Netflix will stream next House of Cards season in 4K, more 4K updates coming at CES
Netflix has announced it will stream the second season of 'House of Cards' in 4K Ultra HD, and the company has promised more 4K updates for ...... 21 Dec 2013 - 2 comments
Netflix gets 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul'
Netflix gets 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul'
Breaking Bad spinoff show 'Better Call Saul' will be available on Netflix in 2014. The show will air in the U.S. on AMC starting in September ...... 17 Dec 2013
Time Warner Cable open to adding Netflix to set-tops
Time Warner Cable "open" to adding Netflix to set-tops
Time Warner Cable's incoming CEO Rob Marcus has said the company is "certainly open" to offering popular streaming service Netflix via its cable ...... 11 Dec 2013
BitTorrent: Netflix is hogging all the bandwidth in the U.S. and it's not right
BitTorrent: Netflix is hogging all the bandwidth in the U.S. and it's not right
BitTorrent, the company that created the P2P protocol, says reports that Netflix is responsible for just about a third of U.S. peak time download ...... 17 Nov 2013 - 5 comments
Netflix gets 'biggest update in its history' for the TV experience
Netflix gets 'biggest update in its history' for the TV experience
Netflix has announced this week that it has just undergone the "biggest update in Netflix history to our TV experience" The update affects ...... 13 Nov 2013 - 6 comments
Netflix launches on Virgin Media in UK
Netflix launches on Virgin Media in UK
Netflix has launched on Virgin Media's service in the UK, coming to over 1.8 million Virgin Media TiVo homes. To celebrate the launch, Virgin ...... 13 Nov 2013
Netflix, YouTube dominate Internet traffic in North America, file sharing still shrinking
Netflix, YouTube dominate Internet traffic in North America, file sharing still shrinking
Netflix and YouTube account for more than half of all downstream traffic in North America, trumping Amazon, Hulu and even filesharing traffic. ...... 12 Nov 2013 - 4 comments
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