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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…

Netflix adds personal profiles to shared streaming accounts

Streaming video service Netflix on Thursday introduced profiles that tune viewing recommendations to the tastes of different people in households. The option to create separate profiles on Netflix accounts began rolling out globally and was intended to better tailor television show or film suggestions to whoever is watching. Previously, the…

Netflix partners with Dreamworks to offer original animated shows

Netflix inks a deal with Dreamworks for exclusive animated TV programming (via The Inquirer) VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE Netflix has revealed a multi-year deal with motion picture house Dreamworks to bring a raft of original animated TV shows to its internet service. The deal between Netflix and Dreamworks is said to…

Judge’s preliminary decision determines Netflix doesn’t infringe on patent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Internet video streaming service Netflix Inc does not infringe Rovi Corp patents for interactive television program guides, an International Trade Commission judge said on Monday in a preliminary decision. The full commission will issue a final decision in the case in October. In mid-2012, Rovi accused a…

Netflix CEO blasts Comcast for shredding net neutrality

The CEO of Netflix blasted the nation’s largest cable Internet provider on Sunday for violating the principles of net neutrality by exempting its own online video service from bandwidth caps it recently imposed on other Internet usage. The criticism from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings seems to be in line with…

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