deadline.com – Last week Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said that the prospect of having cable operators offer his streaming video service to their customers was “not in the short term” as a possibility — but was “in the natural direction in the long term.” His definition of “short” and “long” is open to debate, though 2 years 29 weeks ago via brucelee
feedproxy.google.com – The Weinstein Company is helping Netflix compete with pay cable channels. Today the two companies announced a deal that “will make foreign language, documentary and certain other movies from The Weinstein Company exclusively available for Netflix members in the U.S. to watch instantly.” In other words, when films like Oscar frontrunner The Artist, Ralph Fiennes‘ Coriolanus and Madonna‘s W.E. 2 years 31 weeks ago via theothersenhman
thewrap.com – After a costly stream of mistakes including a price hike and an aborted plan to spin-off its DVD by mail business, Netflix beat analysts expectations with its third quarter earnings. But it lost 800,000 during the three month period -- and that did not make Wall Street happy. Netflix shares dropped more than 20 percent to $94.17 in immediate after-hours trading following the company's earnings report. 2 years 48 weeks ago via jackiechan
deadline.com – Longtime Playtone development and production executive Peter Friedlander is joining Netflix where he will oversee original content acquisition. While acquisitions of existing TV series has been the backbone of Netflix’s rise over the past few years, including high-profile recent deals with AMC and the CW, the streaming giant also signaled an expansion into original series with the recent deal with MRC for drama House Of Cards. 2 years 49 weeks ago via brucelee
deadline.com – Netflix may have another rival in the video subscription business — the recently launched Vdio, the brainchild of a cofounder of Skype, Janus Friis. Not much is known about Vdio, based on what tech and gadget site Giga-Om revealed Tuesday, but that post’s figure of 200 active monthly users on Facebook had grown to 3,000 when we checked several hours later. 2 years 49 weeks ago via jetli
9:04 PM 10/14/2011 by Binh Ngo
Avengers Assemble! The Avengers is currently in post, but from the looks of the first teaser, fans will be asking how soon can they work on the sequel.
fb.indiewire.com – Things have been pretty rosy for Netflix these last few years. Starting as a humble VHS-rental company in 1998, they swiftly became the market leader in DVD rentals, helping to pretty much bury Blockbuster, delivering one billion discs by 2007, and reaching 23.6 million subscribers as of April this year. 2 years 51 weeks ago via donnieyen