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Netflix hits 50m global subscribers as profits double

Streaming video may not have supplanted broadcast TV, DVD or Blu-ray quite yet, but it appears to be well on its way. Online TV and movie streaming service Netflix announced this week that it now had more than 50 million subscribers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Releasing its results for the second quarter of 2014 on Monday, Netflix also …

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Anti-piracy campaign set to kick off in UK

In an effort to fight digital piracy, the movie and music industries have announced a deal with the UK’s leading ISPs to send warning emails to alleged copyright infringers. Called the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme, the campaign will focus on alerting people to the fact that their activities infringe copyright. Starting next year, up to four warnings will be sent …

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Netflix nabs new Disney streaming rights: Wall-E and Dumbo now, Avengers Assemble later

A host of fresh Disney titles will be coming to the Netflix UK and Ireland TV and movie streaming platform, with the service announcing the acquisition of a new batch of streaming rights from the Mouse House. As of today,…

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TRAILER: Star Trek: Into Darkness clip shows Benedict Cumberbatch as creepy high-kicking baddie

The first trailer for the next installment of J. J. Abrams Star Trek reboot has been released, and it's a killer. Star Trek: Into Darkness is poised for a May 2013 release, and it seriously can't come soon enough. The…

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Gerald LynchTRAILER: Star Trek: Into Darkness clip shows Benedict Cumberbatch as creepy high-kicking baddie

Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to premiere at Sundance in January 2013

The first of two movies based on the life of late Apple visionary Steve Jobs is to premiere at the Sundance film festival in January 2013. "jOBS" (yes, it's written like that, in the sort of caps-lock mess usually reserved…

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Warner Bros. release classic movie scripts as eBooks: Ben Hur, Casablanca and more

Movie giants Warner Brothers have launched a new eBook range called Inside The Script. Available in the iBookstore for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook, the Inside The Script titles take…

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Gerald LynchWarner Bros. release classic movie scripts as eBooks: Ben Hur, Casablanca and more