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  • Who on FR watches "House of Cards" Series

    07/23/2014 2:29:52 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 110 replies
    Vanity (Netflix) | 7-23-2014 | self
    After being told by 3 or 4 associates whom I respect that I must watch it - and after putting it off for months - I finally dug in and power watched both seasons in past couple weeks. I was astounded, on so many fronts. This is must see TV for political junkies. I mean, anyone might like it, but the politically involved will find it fascinting, and teachable, illustrative….. Anyone else
  • Netflix queues up launches in Germany, France

    05/21/2014 1:17:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    cnet.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Joan E. Solsman
    Netflix will launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg this year, a previously announced but undetailed expansion into one of the most Internet-connected parts of the world -- mainland Europe.
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    cnet.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...
  • Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They Get More Cash

    05/06/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Resistance ^ | May 6, 2014 | Timothy B. Lee
    If you’re the customer of a major American internet provider, you might have been noticing it’s not very reliable lately. If so, there’s a pretty good chance that a graph like this is the reason:These graphs comes from Level 3, one of the world’s largest providers of “transit,” or long-distance internet connectivity. The graph on the left shows the level of congestion between Level 3 and a large American ISP in the Dallas area. In the middle of the night, the connection is less than half-full and everything works fine. But during peak hours, the connection is saturated. That produces...
  • The Case Against ISP Tolls (Netflix vs Comcast)

    04/25/2014 6:43:52 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    Netflix ^ | 4/24/2014 | Netflix
    As the person at Netflix responsible for content delivery, I spend a lot of time thinking about Netflix’s Open Connect CDN and its interconnection with ISPs. We are proud of the performance we’ve achieved through our hundreds of Open Connect partners around the globe. In fact, Netflix has a mutually beneficial relationship with nearly every ISP in every market where we provide service. But this is less the case for the largest ISP in the U.S., Comcast, which is trying to become even larger by acquiring Time Warner Cable. Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for direct interconnection to reverse an...
  • 11 one-season sci-fi TV wonders you can watch right now on Netflix

    03/26/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 88 replies
    Blastr ^ | March 26, 2014 | Trent Moore
    While we wait to see if freshmen series like Almost Human and Tomorrow People survive for a second year, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look back at some of our favorite one-season sci-fi wonders.We’re drawing close to the dog days of summer, and though there’s more original sci-fi fare than there used to be, it’s still essentially the doldrums for a genre fan. Luckily for all of us, that’s where streaming services like Netflix come in handy. What better way to spend the downtime than to catch up on some gems that never got a...
  • Obama reassures Internet CEOs on tech privacy

    03/21/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 21, 2014 7:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    A week before a self-imposed deadline for a review of National Security Agency programs, President Barack Obama sought Friday to assure leading Internet and tech executives that his administration is committed to protecting people’s privacy. CEOs from Facebook, Google, Netflix and others spent more than two hours with Obama in the Oval Office discussing their concerns about NSA spying programs, which have drawn outrage from tech companies whose data have been scooped up by the government. Joining Obama and the CEOs were Obama’s commerce secretary, homeland security adviser, and counselor John Podesta, whom Obama has tasked with leading a review...
  • Vanity: Netflix labels some gay/lesbian movies as "Romantic" films.

    03/15/2014 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Mich Patriot · 59 replies
    I've never posted a thread before, but I thought FReepers might want this information. I just contacted Netflix to let them know that I do NOT want to see Gay / Lesbian films listed under the "Romance" category. I've been a Netflix subscriber since the early days, but this is my second dispute with them the last few months (the first was over the Sarah Palin bashing tweet from April, 2013). I told them that I understand they may have a market for these films, but listing them under "Romance" amounts to pushing their GLBT agenda on customers, and that...
  • New scam targets Netflix subscribers

    03/09/2014 8:32:59 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    WHIO.COM ^ | 07 MARCH 2014 | WHIO.COM
    If you're a Netflix subscriber, you're on the hit list of cyber-criminals who want into your wallet! Huffington Post reports some subscribers are being hit with a pop-up phony webpage that looks exactly like Netflix. When you enter your account info to sign in, you get a message that says, "We have detected unusual activity on this account. To Protect your account for unauthorized use, we have temporarily suspended this username. To regain access to your account please contact Member Services at 1-800-947-6570."
  • Netflix Documentary Shows "Mitt" Like You've Never Seen Him

    01/29/2014 5:09:36 PM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | John Hanlon
    “I can’t fake it,” then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said as the political advisers and family members nearby deflated. They knew what that meant. The scene, which occurred during the heated 2008 GOP primary battle between Romney and his rising political adversary, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), occurs early on in the new Netflix documentary, Mitt. The film premieres on Netflix at 11 AM today and offers a rarely-seen look at the former Governor and his family as they trudge through two seemingly-endless presidential campaigns. Director Greg Whiteley was given great access to Romney during those campaigns, and he uses it to...
  • Will You Facebook, Take Thee Netflix...?

    01/22/2014 9:58:02 PM PST · by publius321
    "...The numbers they have make the valuation of Facebook dependent more on how many ways can they monetize their 1.2 billion subscribers. Pardon me for being crass but when we talk about "monetization" with regard to Facebook, the question put bluntly really boils down to how many ways can they extract money from them? This discussion usually leads to contemplating the number of ways Facebook can advertise to them without driving users away. This is all pretty much "inside the box" thinking. It doesn't require a stretch because..." (continue)
  • Netflix earnings beat estimates; stock soars 17%

    01/22/2014 3:03:54 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2014 | Andrew Harrer
    Netflix reported higher profit for the fourth quarter as the company added 2.3 million customers to its TV and movie streaming service in the United States, sending its shares up more than 17 percent in after-hours trading. (Click here to get the latest quote.) The company on Wednesday reported net income of $48 million for the quarter, up from $8 million a year ago. Earnings-per-share were 79 cents, Netflix said in a statement.
  • The Net Neutrality Lobby Is Like a Frog

    01/18/2014 11:22:05 PM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    WSJ On-Line ^ | 1/17/2014 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    What the net-neut obsessives refuse to recognize is that anticompetitive intent isn't worth worrying about if an anticompetitive result isn't possible. If AT&T were "double-dipping," or charging sender and recipient for the same data, as some allege, its rivals would quickly copy its innovation and compete away any excess revenues. If AT&T were to degrade websites that don't pay up, its rivals would pounce and steal AT&T's dissatisfied customers.
  • HULU PLUS OR NETFLIX?

    12/27/2013 5:11:03 PM PST · by 7thson · 83 replies
    Good evening all. I am thinking of either signing up for Hulu Plus or Netflix. Can someone tell me what the difference is between the two? Advantages and disadvantages? Thank you in advance for your replies.
  • Netflix recommendations needed.

    12/18/2013 7:18:35 PM PST · by Mountain Mary · 103 replies
    Looking for some new mysteries to watch on Netflix or Amazon...preferably Brit, Swede, Danish or otherwise European(better actors)..but could be American if they are decent like Breaking Bad. I posted a request a while ago and many of you great Freeper friends responded with good suggestions. It turned out to be a fun thread.,,,a necessary distraction at this stressful time of year...from all things Obama, libs, Dems, progressives and dysfunctional families?
  • Comcast Management CHOOSES to Destroy the Company through Subscriber Attrition

    A thought provoking Marketwatch article regarding the growing trend of cable "cord cutting" demonstrates the need for a shakeup in the cable television industry. The industry is being run into the ground by old guard gatekeepers. It is becoming a case study of what not to do when faced with competition from visionaries with new technologies and business models. Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts is best thing that ever happened to Netflix shareholders. Listen Comcast shareholders: Despite CMCSA sitting near 52 week highs, that is abysmal compared to what the market cap SHOULD be and WOULD be if the company...
  • CABLE/SATELLITE VS NETFLIX/HULU/OTHER STREAMING SERVICES

    12/10/2013 4:48:49 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 88 replies
    EEE | 10 DEC 2013 | EEE
    Has any FReepers completely ditched their cable or satellite provider and went exclusively with streaming services, such as Roku or Wi-Fi Blu-Ray? I did. I had cable that I was paying upwards to $80 a month. I got rid of it and simply stream Netflix, HuluPlus, or Amazon Prime and saved over half.
  • Marvel creating four superhero shows exclusively for Netflix, premiering in 2015

    11/07/2013 10:03:57 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | 11/7/2013 | Jacob Kastanakes
    Marvel is creating four live-action superhero series and an Avengers-style special event that will all air exclusively on Netflix, beginning in 2015. The first of the TV series will focus on Daredevil, while the following series will star Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. At least 13 episodes of each series will be produced, and — like all good Marvel series — they'll eventually come together for a special event. For Netflix, that event will be a mini-series called The Defenders, though there's no word on just how long it'll run. "This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of...
  • Just watched "Last Ounce of Freedom"...WOW...I wish everyone would see it.

    11/04/2013 1:40:24 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/04/13 | American Dream 246
    I just watched "Last Ounce of Courage" on Netflix...wow..absolutely beautiful! That's what I am waiting for from us - to wake up and fight. And they won because here is NO law that can stop us to fight for what we believe in - just intimidation. But for some reason intimidation works. We are letting it happen! If we could make sure as many American as possible watch that movie, may be, just may be we would wake up more of us and may be, just may be we could win back all those freedom that we lost and are...
  • Netflix, as Easy as Changing the Channel

    10/16/2013 11:33:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 14, 2013 | Brian Stelter
    The television two-step is familiar to nearly every household with a TV set and a Netflix subscription. To watch cable, the television must be on one setting; to browse Netflix, it has to be on another. For some family members, toggling between the two is easy; for others, it’s so befuddling that it discourages any straying from cable at all. Now, in a sign of on-demand TV’s popularity, some cable companies, including Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox Communications, are talking with Netflix about doing away with the two-step and making the subscription service — and other online video services —...
  • Google’s simple device will shake up television

    07/31/2013 12:17:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 68 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | July 31, 2013, 7:18 a.m. EDT | Carol Kopp
    Commentary: Easy to watch anything on the Internet on your TV*****************************************************Thinking of C-SPAN from their Archives.*********************************By Carol Kopp Here’s what all the noise was about on Monday morning. At Netflix headquarters, people were cheering. At the big cable companies , they were shaking in their boots. At Amazon , one executive might have been trying to explain what went wrong. At Google , they were just quietly smiling. It was all about a thumb-size, $35 gadget called Google Chromecast that came out last week with little fanfare, almost as an afterthought to the announcement of a new version of its...
  • Ten political thrillers for Edward Snowden's Netflix queue

    06/20/2013 4:03:42 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 18, 2013, 11:28 a.m. | Celine Wright
    Does the story of Edward Snowden not scream political thriller? The 29-year-old analyst disappeared from his Hong Kong hotel room a day after his identity was revealed as the person responsible for leaking secrets about U.S. government surveillance programs. In his 12-minute video interview with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, Snowden said the CIA could grab him at any moment or pay off a Chinese triad to kill him. It’s the perfect plot: An average employee defies laws in order to give the public the chance to react against alleged government actions, all while putting his own life at risk. We've...
  • Netflix Plays a Sarah Palin Hashtag Game, Gets Burned

    05/02/2013 3:49:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | May 1, 2013 | Eamon Murphy
    Sarah Palin's totem is the mama grizzly, and her admirers are as protective of her as the fabled bear is of her cubs. Their target today is the resurgent Netflix (NFLX), which reported its first quarter results earlier this week. Twitchy -- conservative commentator Mchelle Malkin's Twitter monitor/controversy generator -- reports that the hashtag #SarahPalinFilms arose on Tuesday night, attributing it to "lefties" whose apparent dismissiveness towards Palin is belied by their purported obsession with her: "You know, because her 15 minutes have come and gone and she's totally not living rent-free in their heads." #Sarcasm. Sensing an opportunity to...
  • Netflix Joins Left's Sarah Palin Hashtag Twitter Game with 'Moon Nazis'

    05/01/2013 10:19:28 AM PDT · by So Cal Rocket · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/13 | John Nolte
    Twitchy reports that on Tuesday night, the left launched a Twitter game with the hashtag #SarahPalinFilms. Via a verified account, this was Netflix's voluntary contribution: -- #SarahPalinFilms "Iron Sky" nflx.it/11AZvLR twitter.com/netflix/status… — Netflix US (@netflix) May 1, 2013 -- One review of "Iron Sky" describes the film this way: The film tries to make the connection between the Nazis and the current state of American politics via a US President character that embodies the Sarah Palin brand of politics, but it’s done in bad taste and this is where the satire fails.
  • Cable Companies Create Opportunity In Live Streaming For Netflix

    04/19/2013 8:05:22 AM PDT · by publius321 · 24 replies
    SeekingAlpha.com ^ | Scott Ryan
    "...An example of how Netflix could potentially attract millions more customers away from cable through live streaming would be to strike streaming agreements with networks such as theblaze.com founded by talk host Glenn Beck. Here, we have a network that has the devotion of approximately 20 million listeners and viewers who want the cable companies to add The Blaze television programming to their line-up. So, Comcast and other cable companies provide Al Jazeera as though customers demand it - but refuse the millions of blaze viewers and subscribers, many of whom already demonstrate willingness to pay separately for the network?...
  • The Basic Business Sense Netflix Bears Refuse To Grasp

    "The borderline acrimonious columns on Reed Hastings and Netflix seem to be approaching their January levels. One only need scan the NFLX headlines for the past week for some samples of writers demonstrating their emotional involvement. I'm not going to focus on the personal jabs but when one single column contains "charade"... "dog & pony show" "glorified bootlegger" "that's typical Hastings"... "creepy" - to describe Hastings and/or Netflix - maybe someone is getting frustrated. To address the fundamental arguments in the..." (continued)
  • We just cut our Time Warner Cable TV service.

    02/11/2013 2:37:24 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 41 replies
    from inside my head | Feb. 11th 2013 | Mad Dawgg
    I've been 3 months trying to get TWC to come and get my defective DVR (we have 2) several calls promising they would come and they would adjust our bill blah blah blah. Then the new bill came and informed us we are getting a price increase so we talked it over and did some research. Our TV bill (We have their internet as well) was over 110 bucks a month. We realized we could get Hulu plus and receiver most of the shows we watch for about 9 bucks a month and the two shows we definitely watch that...
  • Netflix's Risky Strategy For 'House Of Cards' ( Senator Kevin Spacey)

    02/05/2013 5:16:20 PM PST · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/5 | rosenbaum
    The thing about making television programs is, the folks who don’t do it always think it’s easy. After all, Seinfeld was nothing more than an NYC apartment set, some writers, and a few unknown actors. Of course, given the number of failed sitcoms, we know its a bit harder than that. Which is why Netflixs’ decision to get into original production is brave, risky, and had a very strong likelihood of a disastrous end. After all, HBO has had its share of hits and misses, and it’s been at original series production for a very long time. Then Netflix looks...
  • CES 2013: Winners & Losers!

    01/12/2013 3:32:07 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    tvpredictions.com ^ | January 9, 2013 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2013) -- The Consumer Electronics Show is more than a convention. It's an opportunity for companies to position themselves as leaders in their respective categories. And with the world's media -- and more than 150,000 attendees -- watching, there's a lot at stake. So with the 2013 CES nearing the end of day three, it's a good time to take a first look at which companies have emerged as this show's winners and losers. Winner: Netflix The online home video service doesn't make a single piece of hardware, but it captured the show's attention on Monday...
  • What I Would Do with Netflix if I Were Facebook and Just Acquired Them

    01/09/2013 2:01:35 PM PST · by publius321 · 6 replies
    "People LOVE to watch movies together. When I look back over my decades past, through various life stages, among the common memories I remember with pleasure are the "movie nights" with old friends. I know I'm not unique in that regard. I suspect there are tens of millions around the country, just like me who have moved far enough away from the old home town to make those get-togethers with old friends implausible. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has done a masterful job of re-creating the connections between old friends. These friends might not have otherwise stepped..." (continued)
  • Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook...

    12/31/2012 2:33:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 12.31.2012 | James Nye
    FULL TITLE: Netflix customers' ENTIRE movie rental history to be shared with Facebook... including all your guilty pleasures Netflix users will soon be able to share every film they have watched with their Facebook friends - allowing the social networking giant even more lucrative information on its users' leisure time. Up until now the Video Privacy Protection Act prohibited Netflix and other streaming services such as Hulu from sharing their customers' history or allowing them to post it themselves. However, Congress has now passed a bill to the 1988 act that allows users to opt in or out of forthcoming...
  • Netflix Positioned for Subscriber Boom with Social Media Integration

    Having been a member of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) for several years, I utilized the discontinued feature that allowed for recommending films to friends and family. Surprisingly, it went beyond expectations as it essentially made every aspect of one's rental queue available to those invited into a customer’s friends list. Most people who would want to make recommendations would probably still want some degree of privacy but it seemed to be an "all or nothing" choice. After the service was discontinued by Netflix a few years ago, it seemed as though Netflix was... (continued)
  • The Future of TV Is the Internet: Roku CEO

    12/25/2012 3:07:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 101 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 23, 2012
    Most television will be streamed over the Internet in the coming years, said Anthony Wood, CEO of Roku, maker of the streaming TV device of the same name. The question is how Internet-delivered content will get to your TV and who will deliver it, Wood told CNBC's Squawk on the Street. Right now, set-top devices like Roku and Apple TV and Internet-enabled Smart TVs are best positioned to take advantage of the sea change, said Wood. "Those are the two ways that most people are going to be watching television that's distributed over the Internet," said Wood. In the set-top...
  • How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation

    12/07/2012 12:30:53 PM PST · by AZLiberty · 10 replies
    HBR Blogs ^ | December 7, 2012 | James Allworth
    If there's been one topic that has entirely dominated the post-election landscape, it's the fiscal cliff. Will taxes be raised? Which programs will be cut? Who will blink first in negotiations? For all the talk of the fiscal cliff, however, I believe the US is facing a much more serious problem, one that has simply not been talked about at all: corruption. But this isn't the overt, "bartering of government favors in return for private kickbacks" corruption. Instead, this type of corruption has actually been legalized. And it is strangling both US competitiveness, and the ability for US firms to...
  • Goodbye NetFlix

    12/02/2012 9:14:13 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 51 replies
    self ^ | 12/2/12 | self
    Sad to say, but Netflix is going away! I went in to look for a family movie, and on their main browser page, I just noticed they have a category for Gay/Lesbian content. It will be hard for the kids, but I will not support this.
  • Technical questions about internet TV? (Vanity)

    09/16/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    Vanity | 09/16/12 | Vanity
    I have been disgusted with my Television bills and what I'm paying for lately. I have been thinking lately to switching over to internet for television. There are some relatively cheap products out there such as Roku and others. I Was looking for any reviews of this product as well as any other similar products. We rarely get into any TV show series except for a few like walking Dead & and my wife has a few shows. The only thing I watch anymore is baseball and football. All news comes from internet(mainly FR-always ahead of everybody else) and anything...
  • Congress mulls allowing Netflix movie-pick sharing on Facebook

    07/30/2012 2:17:10 PM PDT · by bizlawnews · 6 replies
    FierceTelecom ^ | 7/30/2012
    Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) subscribers in the United States would be able to join the online-video company's customers abroad in sharing their movie-rental picks on Facebook, under a Senate proposal tied to controversial federal cybersecurity legislation.
  • Is Cable Trying to Squash Netflix?

    06/16/2012 5:31:05 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 33 replies
    tvpredictions.com ^ | 14Jun2012 | Phillip Swann
    The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether Comcast and other cable operators are purposely and illegally trying to squash competition from rival streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. That's according to articles by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. The Justice Department won't comment on the reports, but the newspaper say the department is probing whether the cable ops are charging extra if their Internet subscribers exceed their data caps in using the rival streamers. Justice investigators are also examining if the cable operators are giving preferential treatment to their own streaming services by not charging...
  • Netflix subscribers decry $27M class action settlement

    05/03/2012 1:23:34 AM PDT · by bizlawnews · 18 replies
    FierceTelecom ^ | 5/2/2012
    A handful of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) subscribers have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $27.2 million class-action settlement that they say unfairly gives plaintiffs' lawyers over $8 million in fees for bringing suit over the marketing agreement the movie service company entered into with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT).
  • Netflix released all eight episodes of "Lilyhammer,"

    02/12/2012 6:29:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    North County Times ^ | Feb 10, 2012
    Review: Netflix and Hulu's new scripted originals Within just over a week, Netflix and Hulu are both debuting their first stabs at original scripted programming. The shows amount to a milestone in Internet television, an early sign of the leveling between broadcasting and streaming. Programming options between TV and the Web are increasingly separated by little more than the "video source" button on your remote. But the most salient thing about the new offerings from Netflix and Hulu are just how "TV" they are. Earlier this week, Netflix released all eight episodes of "Lilyhammer," a fish-out-of-water drama starring Steve Van...
  • Netflix subscribers offered class-action payout from Wal-Mart

    01/17/2012 7:14:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Millions of current and former Netflix customers woke up Wednesday to an e-mail about a class-action lawsuit involving the price of online DVD rentals. It's legit, and it's the latest twist in a legal saga that started two years ago. In May 2005, Wal-Mart and Netflix struck a pact: Wal-Mart would scrap its struggling DVDs-by-mail subscription service and instead encourage its customers to sign on with Netflix. In return, Netflix agreed to promote Wal-Mart's DVD sales business.
  • A THIRD of bandwidth taken up by Netflix movie downloads

    10/28/2011 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Internet-streaming company Netflix experienced its biggest exodus in its history after a price hike earlier this year - the loss of 800,000 customers. But the web-streaming giant isn't washed up yet. TV shows and films streamed via Netflix account for a third of total downstream bandwidth use in the U.S - an astonishing amount for any one company to control. Neftlix use accounts for 32.7 per cent of total bandwidth use in the U.S., UP from 29.7per cent a year ago, says Canadian company Sandvine.
  • Netflix Loses 800,000 US Subscribers in Tough 3Q

    10/24/2011 4:58:51 PM PDT · by skully · 51 replies
    TuscaloosaNews.com ^ | October 24, 2011 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video subscription service lost 800,000 customers in the third quarter —the biggest exodus in its history— even as its earnings rose 65 percent. The losses were larger than management had previously warned. The unwelcome surprise, contained in financial results released Monday, was compounded by a forecast calling for millions of Netflix Inc.'s DVD-by-mail subscribers to cancel the service in reaction to dramatic price increase that took effect last month. The bad news bruised already battered stock as the shares plunged by more than 26 percent.
  • Well whaddya know: Netflix changes it's mind about splitting

    10/10/2011 11:07:24 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 28 replies
    my wife's email | 10/10/11 | Netflix
    My wife just received the following email... Dear xxxxxxx, It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs. This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster. While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes. The email goes on to advertise what neat things they now offer, etc. etc. Looks like the feedback from the general public caused someone high up in the ranks at Netflix...
  • Why Netflix is Splitting Itself in Two (HILARIOUS Must Read Cartoon Story)

    09/19/2011 5:38:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
  • Netflix Plan to Lure Back Subscribers: Confuse Them with a New Name "Qwikster"

    09/19/2011 12:17:18 AM PDT · by Borough Park · 50 replies
    Netflix is a company in crisis. Their stock price is plunging and subscribers are abandoning them en masse, in protest of a 60 percent price increase levied against anyone who wants to retain both streaming and mail service. So Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has come up with a fix that will likely please no one: He's split the two services into two, distinct companies, each with its own name. Listen closely: From now on, that Criterion Edition Seven Samurai gathering dust on your coffee table for the past three months will need to be sent back to Qwikster, not Netflix....
  • Netflix about to make a big mistake.

    09/19/2011 5:56:25 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 173 replies · 1+ views
    netflix ^ | September 19, 2012 | -Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO, Netflix
    On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and CEO of Netflix wrote: Dear Chris, I messed up. I owe you an explanation. It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. Let me explain what we are doing. For the past five years, my greatest fear at Netflix has been that we wouldn't make the leap from success...
  • Higher Netflix prices equals fewer subscribers (imposes a 60% price hike!)

    09/16/2011 12:57:06 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 101 replies
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 9/15/11 | Michael Liedtke
    Horror show: Netflix losing more customers than expected on price hike, stock plunges 19 pctSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix's decision to raise prices by as much as 60 percent 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 largest U.S. video subscription service-- will end September with 600,000 fewer U.S. customers than it had in June.
  • Price Hike Sends Netflix's Stock Downward

    09/15/2011 2:32:50 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 28 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 9,15,11
    <p>In wake of new prices that force some customers to pay more, greater numbers of people are canceling their Netflix subscriptions than the company expected.</p> <p>The company on Thursday morning revised downward, incrementally, its subscriber estimates for the quarter of the year that ends in two weeks. It did not change its financial guidance for the quarter. Still, its stock dropped almost 15 percent in heavy trading when the market opened Thursday.</p>
  • Netflix to lose Starz, its most valuable source of new movies

    09/01/2011 7:56:51 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2011 | Ben Fritz
    Premium cable network Starz Entertainment will end its deal to provide movies to Netflix, a surprise decision that will deprive the popular online video service of its most valuable source of recently released movies. Analysts had said that if Starz were to renew its agreement, which expires in February 2012, it could have been worth as much as $300 million to John Malone's Liberty Media-owned network. However, executives at Starz apparently concluded that they would lose even more money by giving consumers a reason to subscribe to Netflix instead of the cable channel. "This decision is a result of our...