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Comcast to face trio of critics at congressional hearing on Time Warner merger

Comcast’s plan to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc is expected to face criticism from an independent network, small and medium-sized cable operators and a former Internet partner when U.S. lawmakers meet on Thursday for a second time to discuss the controversial deal. The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust…

Netflix brings net neutrality concerns to FCC officials

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After weeks of public outcry, Netflix Inc brought its concerns about Internet neutrality directly to U.S. regulators this week in meetings with Federal Communications Commission staff, according to sources familiar with the matter. The video streaming company has been outspoken in its push to…

Netflix announces content agreements with several cable companies

Netflix on Friday announced its first alliances with U.S. cable television service companies to make its popular video streaming service available through their set-top boxes. Financial terms of Netflix deals with Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN Telecom Services were not disclosed. The move will let Netflix members access streaming…

Netflix pans AT&T fiber network as too slow, fears Time Warner-Comcast merger

Netflix Inc, the video streaming service, on Monday criticized AT&T’s high-speed fiber network as inadequate and slow, while renewing its call for AT&T to interconnect directly with Netflix. Netflix made the remarks in a letter to shareholders on its first-quarter results. The company has been calling for greater protections for…

After Comcast deal, Netflix may need to renegotiate with Verizon and AT&T

By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – Netflix Inc, which agreed to pay Comcast Corp for faster video delivery, may have to make similar arrangements with other broadband providers to make sure its customers get trouble-free access its streaming movies and TV shows. Verizon Communications’ chief executive said…

Comcast seeks stronger influence on evolving TV landscape

The planned mega-merger unveiled this week by Comcast is likely to shake up the entire television market as many consumers move from cable to streaming video services such as Netflix. Comcast announced its plan on Thursday to merge with Time Warner……

Netflix drama ‘House of Cards’ returns en masse

What better way to spend Valentine's Day but to binge out on the machinations of the most duplicitous Washington power couple ever to grace the small screen? "House of Cards" returns Friday to Netflix, the Internet streaming video service that threw……

Netflix uses pirate sites to gauge audience appetite

A comment by a Netflix executive in The Netherlands on a Dutch news site shed a bit of light on how the company figures out what content to acquire: they watch what’s being stolen. Netflix’ Vice President of Content Acquisition Kelly Merryman told the Dutch technology news site Tweakers.net that…

Netflix women’s prison drama-comedy ‘Orange is the New Black’ a smash hit

A television series by streaming video service Netflix about a middle-class white woman learning to get by in a women’s prison has slowly and quietly become a smash hit in America. “Orange is The New Black” — a “dramedy” based on a best-selling autobiography with the same title — has…

After destroying newspapers, the Internet is now poised to disrupt television

Having turned print media upside down, the Internet now is disrupting television, forcing broadcasters to adapt to tablets and video-on-demand to hold onto views and advertisers. “The gap between what consumers want and the way the industry is delivering it has grown so big that the industry now has to…

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