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Netflix confirms Lionsgate deal

Netflix announced a programming deal with US producer and distributor Lionsgate today for its soon-to-launch UK and Ireland service. The agreement, which gives the content streaming and DVD service exclusive rights to Lionsgate TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, was widely reported late last year, but only confirmed today.
The deal covers […]

Netflix reportedly talking to ITV and Warner Bros for UK rights

Video streaming service Netflix is in advanced talks with UK broadcaster ITV with a view to making its library content available on its soon-to-launch UK and Ireland service, according to a UK press report. The report on the Guardian website also said that Netflix has also held discussions with Channel 4 and with Warner Bros.
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Netflix strikes UK deal with MGM


Video streaming service Netflix has inked a deal with MGM that will give it exclusive rights to the studio’s content in the UK.
 Netflix’s UK and Ireland service will launch in early 2012 and the deal with MGM gives it exclusive rights to MGM content in the first pay TV window across TV, online, mobile […]

Netflix renews ABC streaming deal

US streaming and rental service Netflix has renewed its programming deal with US network ABC. The agreement, inked with ABC Television Group, allows Netflix to offer new and library shows from the network’s content arm, including every episode of Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Lost and Ugly Betty. It will also offer kids series from Disney […]

Netflix to halt international expansion after UK launch

US online video streaming service Netflix is halting its international expansion following large subscriber losses. 
 Chief executive Reed Hastings revealed the decision to curb its ambitions to extend global reach following confirmation of its launch in the UK and Ireland in 2012. 
The company ended September with 23.8 million subscribers in the US, a […]

Netflix to launch in UK and Ireland early next year

US-based movie video streaming service Netflix has confirmed it will launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows and movies over the internet to TVs and computers for a single monthly subscription price. Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch. […]

Netflix hires exec to drive original programming



Netflix has hired a senior production and development executive to expand its moves into original programming. The US online streaming service and DVD rental operator announced plans earlier this year to start acquiring and producing exclusive content and it has cemented these plans with the hire of former Playtone exec Peter Friedlander. Netflix announced its […]

Troubled Netflix scraps Qwikster plans

Netflix has backed down from plans to separate its video streaming and DVD rental businesses. Last month, Reed Hastings, CEO of the company, announced plans to rebrand its DVD business to Qwikster, saying it would operate a completely separate website to the streaming service, meaning customers wanting rental and streaming services would require two subscriptions […]

TiVo chief: cable should embrace OTT

Cable operators should consider bundling over-the-top services from the likes of Netflix as part of their offering, according to TiVo CEO Tom Rogers. Speaking at an Advertising Week event in New York, Rogers said that TiVo was now seeing greater interest in its products from US cable operators. He said that it was important for […]

Netflix inks DreamWorks deal



Netflix has inked a content deal with DreamWorks Animation. The multi-year agreement gives the US-listed video streaming service exclusive first-run rights to DreamWorks TV specials and movies from 2013. Titles will include Kung Fu Panda and Shrek. The deal comes soon after Netflix lost its exclusive programming deal with US cable channel operator Starz. Reports […]