Streaming video service Netflix has reached an agreement with BBC Worldwide to bring content to subscribers in Ireland and the UK, the company announced today.
Verizon may be preparing to acquire Netflix with the end goal of offering its own streaming video service.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed new legislation yesterday intended to update an antiquated law that prohibits companies from sharing a person’s movie-rental history.
Hulu and Netflix are embroiled in a melee over digital content rights to the most popular TV shows. Friday, Hulu landed a blow by announcing that it is now the exclusive digital syndication partner for the Emmy award-winning television comedy series Community.
[vimeo 32937758 w=640 h=360] At the CloudBeat conference today, we got to talk to Netflix’s cloud architecture guru, Adrian Cockcroft.
Roku, the company known for its line of affordable set-top boxes, is planning to expand into U.K. and Canada, the company announced today.
Netflix has unveiled a brand new interface for its Watch Instantly streaming video service on tablets running Android, the company announced today.
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Netflix has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with MGM Studios to become the exclusive subscription streaming service in the UK and Ireland for much of the studio’s feature films, the company announced today.
Netflix has renewed its contract with Disney to keep episodes of ABC shows available through its streaming video service, the company announced today.
Netflix has been under pressure recently due to controversy over the company’s plans to split its DVD rental and streaming video businesses.
Video and game rental service RedBox is having a banner year, increasing the Q3 earnings of parent company Coinstar 90 percent, the company announced today in its earnings call.
It’s unclear how much research Netflix did with consumer focus groups prior to going public with its plan to split its DVD rental and streaming video businesses.
Netflix again leads the pack as North America’s largest consumer of Internet bandwidth, creating 32 percent of peak downstream traffic, according to the 2011 Sandvine Internet Phenomena Report, which was released today.
Enterprise software startup Atlassian announced Tuesday that is moving its collaboration and development products, including JIRA and Confluence, to the cloud with an innovative pricing structure.
Netflix ended the third quarter of 2011 with just 23.8 million total subscribers — 810,000 fewer than the previous quarter, the company revealed today in its latest earnings report (PDF).
Netflix will launch its popular streaming TV and movie service in the U.K. and Ireland in the first months of 2012, the company announced today.
Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings admits that his company screwed up many times over the last few months. He made the statement in an interview with the New York Times published Thursday.
Nintendo’s 3DS handheld and Wii console will get access to Hulu Plus‘ trove of streaming TV content before the end of 2011, the company said today.
Following last week’s big agreement to stream AMC’s acclaimed TV shows, Netflix has secured another TV deal, this one with CBS and Warner Bros. to stream previous seasons of CW shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl in the U.S.
Game rental startup GameFly is starting a gamer-centric social network on Android devices, the company announced today. It has launching an updated app that gives gamers access to more networking features.
[vimeo 29498807 w=640 h=360] There are three things that matter in Silicon Valley: the people, the technology and the money.
Netflix‘s controversial plan to split off its DVD rental business as a new venture called Qwikster is no more.
Just in time for Halloween, streaming video service Netflix has signed a deal with TV network AMC to bring its highest rated program, zombie show The Walking Dead, to its streaming video subscribers in the U.S. and Canada (sorry Latin America).
YouTube is launching a movie rental offering to its U.K.-based users, YouTube owner Google announced today.
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