Netflix

  • France bristles as Netflix advances in Europe Yesterday

    Paris: Netflix is tapping into six new markets on Monday hoping to gain a big subscriber base around Europe, but is facing a frosty welcome in France. Well-established French competitors are trying to head off a Netflix wave, the government wants oversight and the cinema industry wants Netflix to invest...
  • Horrible Bosses 2: Kevin Spacey tries not to 'lose his cookies' at the shoot May 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Kevin Spacey is having a fun-filled time shooting for "Horrible Bosses 2" as the cast, including Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis, makes everyone laugh their hearts out while they were "riffing" and "improving". The 54-year-old actor says the sequel of the 2011 film "Horrible Bosses" is...
  • Netflix raises prices by a $1 for new subscribers May 11, 2014

    San Francisco: Netflix is raising its Internet video prices by $1 per month for new customers and giving its current US subscribers a two-year break from the higher rates. The changes mean anyone signing up for Netflix's video subscription service beginning Friday will pay $9 per month for in the US....
  • Yahoo to release two new comedy series next year; aims to take on Netflix, Hulu April 29, 2014

    New York: Yahoo will release two new comedy series next year in hopes of becoming an even more serious player in Internet video programming. The expansion announced Monday during a presentation in New York makes Yahoo Inc. the latest technology company to mount a challenge to Netflix Inc., which runs the...
  • Kevin Spacey reportedly alarmed by illegal viewing of Netflix series 'House of Cards' in India April 28, 2014

    Kevin Spacey might be dancing happily to the tunes of 'Lungi dance', but he was reportedly alarmed by the Indians' obsession with his latest show, 'House of Cards'. Spacey, who plays the drama's leading character Francis Underwood, made the comments at the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) which took place...
  • Your next TV: Will it be Ultra HD? January 12, 2014

    Las Vegas: After attempts to hawk 3D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers. It's the first TV format to be driven by the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, and at the International CES gadget...
  • Netflix hikes CEO salary by 50 per cent for 2014 January 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Netflix Inc raised the salary of its Chief Executive Reed Hastings by 50 per cent to $6 million for 2014, a regulatory filing showed, as its stock quadrupled in value this year amidst new programming and a growth in subscriber base. Hastings will receive $3 million each in cash and...
  • BlackBerry in talks with Instagram, Netflix January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Though BlackBerry announced the launch of BlackBerry 10 OS with 70,000 apps - which according to the company is by far the most for a first-generation platform in mobile history - the company failed to release the highly coveted Instagram app for BlackBerry 10 devices on the day...
  • Netflix blames Amazon for Christmas Eve outage December 26, 2012

    New York: An outage at one of Amazon's web service centers hit users of Netflix Inc's streaming video service on Christmas Eve and was not fully resolved until Christmas Day, a spokesman for the movie rental company said on Tuesday. The outage impacted Netflix subscribers across Canada, Latin America and the...
  • Eastern US storm hobbles Netflix and Instagram July 1, 2012

    New York: Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest are using Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after violent storms across the eastern US caused server outages for hours. Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram used its Facebook fan page to communicate with users of its photo-sharing service. It posted a message...
  • HBO stops selling DVDs to Netflix January 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: HBO fired a shot across Netflix's bow this week, confirming it will no longer sell discounted DVDs of hit shows like "Boardwalk Empire" to the subscription video service. The move by Time Warner Inc.'s pay TV channel is more antagonistic than damaging. Netflix Inc. can maintain its mail-order movie...
  • Verizon to take on Netflix with Web service December 8, 2011

    New York: Verizon Communications Inc plans to launch a standalone service allowing customers to stream movies and television shows over the Web, in a fresh challenge to Netflix Inc and the traditional cable TV business, according to several people briefed on the plan. The phone company is talking with prospective...
  • Netflix, Amazon sign content deals with Disney November 1, 2011

    Bangalore: Netflix and Amazon.com Inc unveiled content deals with Walt Disney Co on Monday, a sign of increased competition between the two companies in the video streaming business. Netflix said it extended its license agreement with ABC Television Group, a division of Disney, to continue to stream TV shows over...
  • Review: Software for recording now, playing later September 30, 2011

    San Francisco: If the idea of being stuck on a plane for hours without access to the movies in your Netflix queue fills you with dread, software that lets you record streaming videos from the Web and watch them later on your laptop may be an appealing solution. That's the idea...
  • Netflix edges out HBO for Dreamworks deal: Report September 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: Netflix Inc has won a deal to pipe Dreamworks Animation movies starting in 2013, the first time a major Hollywood studio has chosen Internet streaming over traditional pay TV, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg told the newspaper the deal, worth $30 million...
  • Netflix seeks change to US law to allow Facebook link September 25, 2011

    Los Angeles: DVD rental giant Netflix is seeking a change to US law that would allow subscribers to automatically share the movies and television shows they rent with friends on Facebook. Subscribers in Canada and Latin America will be given the option to link their accounts to Facebook, but the service...
  • Blockbuster offers streaming for Dish customers September 24, 2011

    New York: Blockbuster unveiled a video streaming service limited to Dish Network satellite subscribers, a move to better compete with movie rental giant Netflix and rival cable and satellite TV providers. For non-Dish subscribers, the company plans to unveil an online streaming plan later this year, Blockbuster president Michael Kelly...
  • Netflix splits DVD and streaming services September 20, 2011

    Los Angeles: Top video rental company Netflix Inc split off its DVD service to a separate website called Qwikster, setting off another round of complaints from customers already angry at a price increase and sending its shares down 7 per cent. Negative comments piled up on the company website on Monday,...
  • Higher Netflix prices equals fewer subscribers September 16, 2011

    San Francisco: Netflix's decision to raise prices by as much as 60 per cent is turning into a horror show. The customer backlash against the higher rates, kicking in this month, has been much harsher than Netflix Inc. anticipated. That prompted management to predict Thursday that the company - the...
  • Half of Netflix users watch via game console July 28, 2011

    New York: A new Nielsen survey finds that in the battle between screens, Netflix users are opting for TVs and Hulu users are siding with computers. Video game consoles have a lot to do with the discrepancy: Half of all Netflix users connect to its streaming service through their Nintendo Wii,...
  • Amazon adds streaming video from CBS July 21, 2011

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc has licensed thousands of television shows from CBS Corp to help the largest Internet retailer compete with DVD rental and video streaming company Netflix Inc. The non-exclusive deal adds TV series that include Frasier and Cheers, along with the Star Trek franchise, to Amazon's video streaming service. Terms...
  • Startup taps legal loophole to stream movies March 17, 2011

    Sunnyvale: A California startup is making new hit movies such as "The Fighter" available for instant viewing online through a loophole: It lets customers rent a DVD and a player that are actually located in the Silicon Valley. By doing this, Zediva Inc. wants to circumvent the usual, sometimes lengthy waiting...
  • Amazon to launch film streaming service February 2, 2011

    Bangalore: US online retailer Amazon.com is developing a film streaming service, which would compete directly with Netflix Inc, the Financial Times said. Amazon is planning to bundle access to the streaming service with Amazon Prime, a scheme that guarantees Amazon customers unlimited free shipping of books and other items sold by...
  • Google's internet TV facing hurdles January 2, 2011

    New York: Google's foray into internet television is not going quite as planned. Google plans to rework the software for Google TV before more manufacturers bring devices to market with that programming installed, reported US media recently. That's after critics savaged the first take of the system. Google TV is designed to...
  • Microsoft co-founder's firm sues Silicon Valley giants August 28, 2010

    San Francisco: A company linked to Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is suing 11 major corporations, including Apple, Google and Facebook, accusing them of infringing on technology patents. Interval Licensing is asserting four patents against a cluster of defendants, including also AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and...