Netflix sees strong growth – but no more international launches in first half

Netflix says losses from its international business will get smaller, but it has no plans to roll out into new international territories in the short term. The US-listed firm added 1.81 million international streaming subscribers in the fourth quarter to take its total international base to 6.12 million. The company added 2.05 million streaming subs […]

US Netflix users moving to connected TV

About 40% of US consumers with an internet connected TV were watching Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, according to research by NPD. According to NPD, 22% of connected TV owners had migrated entirely from using over-the-top video services on their computers to watching on the TV instead. Over half of consumers aged […]

Netflix trumps LoveFilm of TV series, but loses out on movies

New research comparing the number of TV series and movies on Netflix and Lovefilm reveals the former has a much deeper selection of TV available for streaming content while the later has considerably more movies. The research compares the numbers of movie titles and seasons of TV shows available on the UK services of Netflix […]

Court rules Netflix enjoyed preferential treatment

A US federal appeals court has ruled that Netflix has been getting preferential treatment for the delivery of its TV series and movies through the post. The court agreed with video games delivery service Gamefly, which had complained that an extra charge was being levied by the US Postal Service for handling its deliveries because […]

Netflix can now link accounts with Facebook in US

US lawmakers have amended privacy laws, clearing the way for video services such as Netflix to more closely link subscriber’s accounts with Facebook and other social media. Netflix was among a powerful lobbying group calling for the amendment to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act. That group also included media heavyweights Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google, […]

Netflix inks ’unprecedented’ Warner Bros TV deal

Netflix has bagged rights to eight series distributed by Warner Bros. The deal between the streaming service and the Hollywood studio gives it rights to several new and library scripted titles. It comes soon after Netflix secured Disney content and there was an immediate uptick in the US-listed company’s share price following the announcement of […]

Netflix bumped from Nasdaq 100 Index

Netflix has been dropped from the list of the top 100 companies on the US Nasdaq exchange and Discovery and Liberty Global have been added. Netflix’s share price has risen and fallen dramatically in recent times following key events including an aborted plan to split its service into separate streaming and delivery offerings and its ongoing […]

Netflix strikes first pay window deal with Disney

US online video service Netflix has struck a deal with Disney that will give it access to the first pay TV window for the Hollywood studio’s live action and animated feature films. The move once again sees Disney titles available on the streaming site after Netflix’s deal with Starz, which includes movies from Disney and […]

PS3 is leading Netflix connected TV device

The PlayStation 3 is the leading connected TV device on which Netflix programming is viewed, according to the OTT movie service. Netflix said that the Sony games console was the leading connected TV device in the US and globally and at times had even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix content consumed. The PlayStation […]

Netflix secures Warner Bros content for UK and Ireland

Netflix has secured a raft of TV series from Warner Bros. after inking a multiyear deal with the Hollywood Studio. The agreement covers Warner Bros’ TV series including The Vampire Diaries, which will launch on Netflix’s UK and Ireland service next month, Gossip Girl, which will be available from next March and Chuck, four seasons […]