If you need a cheap sitter for almost two weeks straight, next year Netflix will oblige.
After losing popular Nickelodeon content earlier this year, the Internet's top streaming service is set to bring 300 hours of original kids' television programming based on blockbuster DreamWorks Animation franchises to its streaming subscribers next year.
Terms were not disclosed. The content will be available everywhere Netflix is.
The agreement, which Netflix calls its largest deal for original first-run content ever, fills a vacuum of kids' programming on its streaming service. Netflix declined high-demand Nickelodeon content because parent Viacom wanted to bundle it … Read more
Netflix has started the campaign to drum up anticipation for its next original program to follow the much-hyped "Arrested Development."
A trailer for "Orange Is the New Black," a dramedy created by Jenji Kohan, of Showtime's "Weeds" fame, went up on Netflix's YouTube page earlier today. It will be released, all episodes at once, on July 11.
The trailer shows we'll get some of the edgy fodder -- nudity, expletives, dashes of violence -- Netflix has been using to foster an HBO-like perception of its programming chops, similar to the Netflix … Read more
The Netflix streaming service is experiencing an outage that is preventing millions of subscribers in several countries from viewing movies and TV shows.
The outage, which began at 6:45 p.m. PT, affects subscribers in both North America and South America.
"We're aware that some members are having trouble streaming TV shows and movies and are working to address the problem," Netflix spokesman Joris Evers told CNET.
Netflix revealed the outage in a tweet response to user complaints of being unable to access the system.
Thanks for your reports. There's an outage affecting several regions … Read more
With the release of 15 new episodes of "Arrested Development" on Netflix, one of the show's fans has taken it upon himself to re-edit the entire season in what he calls "chronological order." He has released downloadable episodes of his version of the show on Reddit via Mega.
Going by the name morphinapg, this fan took apart all the episodes and then put them back together again for a different interpretation of Season 4. He added new titles, like "Take to the Sea," "Get Away, Getaway," and "The Fantastic Four," along with different summaries for each episode.… Read more
People who stream are streaming television, they're streaming more of it, and they're probably streaming it from Netflix.
TV streaming -- which accounts for 80 percent of subscription video-on-demand, or SVOD -- was up 34 percent in the first three months of the year compared to a year earlier, according to a report from tracking-firm NPD.
Netflix commands 89 percent of that. Smaller rival Hulu Plus increased its share three points to 10 percent of TV streams. Amazon Prime doubled its share -- to 2 percent.
The figures coincided with Netflix's biggest and most successful foray yet … Read more
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In you-knew-that-would-happen news, an adult app store called MiKandi is building apps for Google Glass. A robot refills your beer glass when you're ready for another round. And "Arrested Development" is proving popular, especially with pirates. All that and more on this week's Crave extravanganza. … Read more
When Netflix's "Arrested Development" landed this week, it was with more of a thud than, say, whatever sound would be produced by the catlike agility of a Tobias Funke.
"Arrested Development" succeeded in generating tremendous hype for Netflix, but the initial lukewarm reception suggests the show kicked the can down the road, rather than rocketing the company forward, in regard to its ambitions to become a high-profile source of original programming.
The Bluth's crackerjack legal counsel Barry Zuckerkorn keeps advising them take to the sea whenever they want to circumvent rules, and some viewers of the new "Arrested Development" season are doing just that. They're just heading to pirate-infested waters.
The episodes that debuted this weekend on Netflix have quickly become a hot pirated commodity, with TorrentFreak saying they've had more than 175,000 downloads in the past two days. Unsurprisingly, the illegal downloading is brisk in English-speaking countries where Netflix isn't available, such as Australia. … Read more