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Netflix Bets the Rancho, Again.

In the past couple of days, I have fielded questions from international journalists about Netflix’s reaching a milestone of 100 million subscribers, and its plans to spend $6 billion on original shows and movies this year. Can the company sustain … Continue reading

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Netflix and Consumer Centricity

It is still a thrill to find insider details about what makes Netflix such a force in consumers’ lives, such as this LinkedIn column from Dr. Joel Mier. Joel became director of Research and Analysis at Netflix in 1999 and served in … Continue reading

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Cannes’t get with the program

Cannes plans to shut Netflix films out of next year’s competition to, I guess, reenact, in a transatlantic version, the trail of tears that is the doomed U.S. “window” system of releasing content. This is the distribution arrangement that delayed … Continue reading

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Where it all started – not ‘House of Cards’

The media paid a lot of attention to the 2013 roll out of Netflix’s House of Cards – but the show did not mark the first time Netflix tried content creation. In fact, the company’s first foray into Hollywood as Red Envelope … Continue reading

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Netflix conquest of Europe produces gold for American TV

Netflix hits Italy, Portugal and Spain in October. The coolest thing about Netflix going international is the relationships it is developing with filmmakers around the world. The ability to see the story of the Spanish Conquest from the eyes of … Continue reading

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A Sweeping View of Streaming

This is a fantastic look at how streaming touches everything about entertainment. Reading this, I flash back to January 2007, sitting in a conference room at Netflix HQ with Reed and watching him demo the streaming app. I was watching … Continue reading

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Poland?

There were some interesting tidbits in Netflix’s Q1 earnings call yesterday: the idea that the $1 billion writedown Time Warner is expected to take on its broadcast rights to LA Dodgers games could chill Netflix (and other streaming services’) spending … Continue reading

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I approve of the Netflix Seal of Approval

The concept of a Netflix Seal of Approval for televisions is cool for a couple of reasons: a) There was a time when almost every major electronics maker turned down Netflix’s request to put coupons for free rentals in DVD … Continue reading

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