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Could “old fashioned” TV companies start making shows specifically for Netflix?

If yet more proof was needed that TV as we know it is dead, the boss of the CBS Network in the US has been talking about how the network could produce brand new shows directly for streaming platforms like Netflix. According to Recode, CEO Les Moonves said that the company “will be producing more and more shows for more …

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James O'MalleyCould “old fashioned” TV companies start making shows specifically for Netflix?
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Netflix now in 10% of British homes

Streaming film and television service Netflix is now hooked up to more than three million British households. A report in the Daily Telegraph says that the new figure means more than one in 10 households have joined the service, and signals a rise in take-up over the past year. The report says that Netflix is well ahead of its nearest …

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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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Netflix ranks Virgin Media as UK’s fastest ISP

Not all of its customers might agree, but Virgin Media has been rated the UK’s best ISP by streaming service Netflix. Virgin Media tops the current list on the official Netflix blog with an average speed of 3.30Mbps, with BT in second place at 2.96Mbps. Sky is in third on 2.74Mbps, then EE on 2.62Mbps and finally TalkTalk on 2.59Mbps. …

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Sci-fi series Extant is a streaming hit, says Amazon UK

The pilot episode of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi mystery thriller Extant has become Amazon Prime Instant Video’s most successful launch ever – attracting three times more streams on release day than the first episode of any previous show on the service, including original series Vikings, according to Amazon UK. The series, which stars Halle Berry as an astronaut who returns to …

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Vodafone give 4G customers free Netflix

Vodafone has announced that it is giving British 4G customers free Netflix for six months. Hurrah! The company, rather than pay the tax they really should be paying, have partnered up with the online streaming company and will offer the…

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Netflix plans European expansion

Streaming movie and TV service Netflix is making a big push into mainland Europe this year The BBC reports that the company has announced a move into France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg later in 2014. The additional markets…

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When will the internet kill Sky?

For two decades now Sky have been one of the biggest forces in British broadcasting – not only do they control most of the largest satellite TV channels but they have another trump card: they own the platform too. Being…

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