House of Cards


House of Cards binge viewing soars

Netflix saw a huge spike in subscribers watching its drama House of Cards as its second season launched on Friday, according to broadband firm Procera Networks. More than 16% of Netflix subs on one unspecified web service from an unspecified US cable provider watched at least one episode of the show on launch day. In […]

Sky Deutschland debuts House of Cards in Germany

Sky Deutschland has secured the German rights to the second season of Netflix’s original drama series House of Cards and will show it exclusively on its Sky Go mobile TV and Sky Anytime on-demand services.  Sky will show the complete second season of 13 episodes from February 14 on Sky Go and a day later […]

Netflix goes live in the Netherlands

Netflix went live today in the Netherlands, offering streamed access to its catalogue of movies and films for €7.99 per month. At launch the US-based VoD giant promised to offer “thousands of hours of entertainment,” including all episodes of its four original series that debuted this year and have not previously aired in the Netherlands […]

Netflix model can help TV avoid fate of music industry, says Spacey

The House of Cards model pioneered by Netflix offers the TV business the best way to combat content piracy and prevent it sharing the fate of the music industry, according to actor Kevin Spacey, delivering the annual MacTaggart lecture at the Guardian Edinburgh Television Festival yesterday.  The commissioning of House of Cards by Netflix showed […]

Netflix’s Arrested Development launch ‘beats’ House of Cards

Internet traffic data for Netflix users suggests that 10% of Netflix viewers that started watching its new version of Arrested Development at launch had made it to the final, fifteenth, episode by May 27, a day after launch. Netflix does not release any viewing numbers for its content, but the analytics division of US technology […]