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Dish’s Sling Television: A Baby Step in the Right Direction

Today is a pretty big day in the internet TV universe: Dish Network’s new streaming service, Sling TV, went live for preregistered customers as a first move toward a la carte channel selection by a pay-TV aggregator. Although a half-step … Continue reading

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Netflix to achieve world domination by 2017

It has been four years and change since Netflix launched in its first international market — Canada — with much fanfare and a minor but embarrassing episode involving paid extras who were sprinkled into the crowd at a company-sponsored street … Continue reading

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China Netflix Viewership at 21 MLN – Report

This is pretty cool — Netflix has tens of millions of viewers in China and other countries where it does not officially offer service yet. U.K.-based GlobalWebIndex estimated that some 54 million people use VPNs to watch Netflix on a monthly … Continue reading

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Job Ad Gives Clues to Netflix Expansion

A job listing for a language specialist on Netflix’s web site gives us clues about where the internet television channel may expand internationally in 2015 and beyond. The job description asked for native speakers of Arabic, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish and … Continue reading

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New Netflix shows to debut in March

So much for easing the sting of back-to-school with a new fall TV schedule. Netflix said at the Television Critics Association press tour that it will debut a bunch of new original series over the U.S. spring break season. The … Continue reading

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Survey: Stick a fork in appointment television

This survey by Leichtman Research Group about DVR use uncovers a couple of home entertainment trends that goosed up Netflix’s share price today: first, that people are spending a lot of money on DVRs so as not to be tied to a … Continue reading

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‘Friends’ hits Netflix, binging ensues

Binge watching of “Friends” — newly added to Netflix’s catalog — apparently supplanted many people’s New Year’s Day football watching tradition yesterday. Major media outlets and blogs provided guides to the best of the 200+ episodes that became available for … Continue reading

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Uh, duh?

You needed a media conference to figure out that people are fleeing broadcast and cable TV because they don’t like to watch ads? This New York Times story, chronicling the latest wailing and gnashing of teeth over streaming by TV … Continue reading

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