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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 […]

Netflix splitting DVD and streaming services with Qwikster launch



 Netflix is separating its rental and streaming services and will soon offer rentals under a new brand, Qwikster. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix wrote to customers yesterday to say: “I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation.” The admission followed the company’s share price slide after it separated rental and streaming services, effectively hiking […]

Netflix slashes subs forecasts by one million



Shares in streaming and rental service Netflix tumbled yesterday as the US-listed company slashed its domestic subscriber forecasts by a million customers. In July the company rejigged its prices and packaging, effectively raising the price for its top tier service by 60%. 
Company CEO, Reed Hastings, issued a statement yesterday saying that while its financial […]

Netflix loses Starz

US-based over-the-top TV provider Netflix is to lose one of its key content suppliers. Starz, which holds pay TV rights to movies from Disney and Sony as well as a number of original series, has decided not to renew its deal with the company. Netflix’s current deal with Starz, which is seen as an anchor […]

Netflix to launch in Spain within six months

Netflix is set to roll out its video streaming in service in Spain in January 2012. Pedro Perez, president of local producers association FAPAE, confirmed to trade title Screen Daily that the movie streaming site has contacted Spanish producers ahead of an early 2012 launch. US-based Netflix made its first international expansion in Canada, and […]

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