Marvel Fans Rejoice: “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Now Streaming on Netflix – and More to Come

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While the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is running strong on regular television, Netflix subscribers now have the option of watching the first season on its streaming service.  Marvel Television and Netflix are planning much more, however, in the near future.

Marvel Television has worked to created a large-scale cinematic universe in which many films – as well as the television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – are interconnected.  Now, Marvel TV has signed a ground-breaking deal with Netflix for exclusive airing rights for more television shows based on Marvel characters.  The first product of this deal is a show based on the character Daredevil, which is set to air in 2015.

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Netflix Hoping “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Could Be a Fortunate Series

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After its success with adult-oriented shows such as “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” Netflix is stocking its library with some high-profile family-friendly franchise.  The popular streaming video service recently got the rights to serialize Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is a delightfully dark young-adult series that has the potential to intrigue audiences both young and old, with which Netflix is hoping to capture the broad demographic that encompasses the “family” genre.  Netflix’s vice-president Cindy Holland told Deadline, “On the search for fantastic material that appeals to both parents and kids, the first stop for generations of readers is A Series Of Unfortunate Events. The world created by Lemony Snicket is unique, darkly funny and relatable. We can’t wait to bring it to life for Netflix members.”

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Obama sides with Netflix on net neutrality

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Happy Monday to Netflix and other streaming channels, subscribers of said, and bloggers everywhere on what could be a big win in its ongoing war over net neutrality. President Obama here signals his disapproval of the FCC proposal to create fast and slow “lanes” for Internet traffic. Here’s the alert and link from the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1EuTgO2