Posts Tagged ‘netflix’
  • Netflix Strikes Agreement with Weinstein Co.
    Posted February 21st, 2012 at 1:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Netflix announced today they will be adding content to their streaming service from The Weinstein Company thanks to a new multi-year agreement. Coming to Netflix Instant exclusively will be one of the favorites to win Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday The Artist. It will debut on Netflix before airing on any cable channel. There will also be other films coming to the service from TWC including UndefeatedĀ which is nominated for Best Documentary. This is another big move for Netflix as ...
  • Netflix Takes Two More Hits to Disc Plan Value
    Posted January 7th, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1 Comment »
    It's been a roller coaster ride on the Netflix front for the past several months as the company has seemed to produce bad news followed by good and then bad again. This time around, after announcing their first original programming set to debut next month, comes two pieces of discouraging news. The first is that HBO is no longer supplying the company with discounted discs for their programs. This is an issue because HBO's DVDs and Blu-rays are typically very pricey. Without a discount it ...
  • Netflix Launches First Original Series Next Month
    Posted January 4th, 2012 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    2011 was a rough year for Netflix with the company's stock price being cut in half due to numerous blunders and the ups and downs that come with relying on making agreements with content partners. One way to get around that though is by providing their own original content. Exclusive series such as House of Cards and the return of Arrested Development are coming down the pipeline. The first original series though to hit is Lilyhammer. All eight episodes of Lilyhammer will be available ...
  • New Episodes of Arrested Development Will Air Exclusively on Netflix
    Posted November 18th, 2011 at 6:19 pm 2 Comments »
    Recently it was announced that not only was a movie forĀ Arrested DevelopmentĀ in the works but a brand new season would precede it. Where it would air was up in the air until today as Netflix has announced the all-new episodes of the series will be offered exclusively through their streaming service with an expected debut in the first half of 2013. "Netflix's bold entrance into original programming presents an exciting new opportunity for our two companies" commented Peter Levinsohn, Fox F...
  • Netflix Streaming Adds CW Shows
    Posted October 13th, 2011 at 9:15 am 1 Comment »
    The Netflix run on new content for its streaming service continues with CW network programming. Beginning on October 15th shows such asĀ The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Nikita will be made available for instant viewing. Come January 2012 others including Supernatural and 90210 will be added. The deal will run for at least four years - with each new season being added the following fall....
  • Qwikster Already Dead – Netflix No Longer Plans to Split into Two Companies
    Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:00 am 3 Comments »
    Last month Netflix announced that it's DVD-by-mail rental service would be spinning off into its own company to be known as Qwikster, while its streaming service would remain under the Netflix name. They were to be operated completely separately even having their own websites and subscriptions would be independent from each other. Today CEO Reed Hastings came out to state those plans have, at least for now, been canceled. "Consumers value the simplicity Netflix has always offered and we res...
  • Netflix Signs Streaming Deal with AMC
    Posted October 7th, 2011 at 11:30 am 2 Comments »
    As Netflix prepares to lose the biggest contributor to their streaming service early next year in Starz they have been actively working to add new content. The latest deal involves TV network AMC - who's Mad Men and Breaking Bad has already been made available on Netflix - but will be providing even more going forward. The big score comes with The Walking DeadĀ - the hugely popular zombie show adapted from the comics. Season one of The Walking Dead is available today on Netflix and future...
  • Netflix Splitting DVD and Streaming Services Into Two Seperate Companies
    Posted September 19th, 2011 at 7:15 pm 2 Comments »
    Netflix today announced that they will be completely separating their DVD rental and streaming services into two different companies. The Netflix name will stay with the streaming side while a new company to be known as Qwikster will handle the DVDs. Yes, that means that those who want both will need to subscribe indepedently to different websites, and create queues and rate films/shows on each - there will be no integration between the two. The company has taken a big PR hit lately, and ...