News Archive for: ‘Netflix’

Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing

The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce a comprehensive plan to capture all video viewing including broadband and Xbox and iPads, several sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The decision to expand beyond traditional TV ratings measurement

Netflix Teams with DreamWorks to Make First Original Kids Series

By Stewart Clarke for TBI Vision Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team) will launch on Netflix in December in the US and across the international territories in which the streaming service operates. Netflix announced a content deal with DreamWorks late last

The Economics of Netflix’s $100 Million "House of Cards"

By Rebecca Greenfield for The Atlantic Wire With Netflix’s foray into original, high quality programming today, the streaming TV network wants to turn into the HBO of Internet TV, but can the network afford it? Putting together a big production with

Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite Drop in Moviegoers

By Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. Almost none of the films being honored at Sunday’s Academy Awards have struck a mainstream

Hulu To Invest $500 Million In Original Content In 2012

By Lacey Rose for The Hollywood Reporter Nearly five years into a venture backed by rivals Disney, NBCUniversal and News Corp., video hub Hulu is going where it’s not yet gone: original scripted programming. The online video site’s first entry, Battleground,

Amazon Seals New Streaming Content Partnership With Viacom

By Catharine Smith for The Huffington Post is expanding its selection of streaming video offerings for premium subscribers. On Wednesday, the online retail giant announced a new content partnership with Viacom that will add around 2,000 titles to the

Netflix Will Pay Twice As Much For Content In 2012

By Lisa Richwine for Reuters (published in The HuffingtonPost) Netflix Inc probably would like nothing better than to put 2011 behind it. But 2012 may be no walk in the park either. Investors, who have pushed Netflix shares up 50

A Bid To Get Film Lovers Not To Rent

An excerpt from an article by Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Hollywood has had enough of the sharp consumer shift toward renting movies through Netflix. Desperate to raise home entertainment profits, studios want people to start buying movies outright again,

Google TV Gets Much Needed Upgrade

By Rik Myslewski for The Republic Google has announced a major upgrade to a product that has fallen flat on its Googly face: Google TV. “The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to

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