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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 […]

Hulu CEO Kilar to leave this quarter

Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and chief technology officer Rich Tom are to leave the US online TV company during the first quarter. In a blog posting on Hulu’s site, Kilar said he and Tom would leave at roughly the same time, and that he was working with the Hulu board to ensure a smooth transition. […]

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 […]

Lovefilm launches on Nintendo Wii U

Following last week’s launch on the Nintendo Wii, OTT video-on-demand service Lovefilm has launched on the games console provider’s new high-definition Wii U device. Lovefilm subscribers can now access the service from the Wii U dashboard and search and browse titles. Users can also make use of the Watch List feature, allowing them to add […]

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 […]

Lovefilm makes Wii debut

Amazon-owned video streaming service Lovefilm has launched on the Nintendo Wii console in the UK. The subscription video service is now available to eight million Wii users in the UK and will be expanded to Nintendo’s new Wii U platform soon. Wii users can download the Lovefilm app from the Wii Shop Channel which can […]

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 […]

Hulu and YouTube launch on Nintendo Wii

Hulu has launched a second screen service with Nintendo. Hulu’s premium Hulu Plus customers can use the gamepad of the new Wii U console to access a range of second screen applications and find out more information about a given show while watching it on the main TV screen. Viewers can also watch content through […]