Netflix

  • Netflix Says It Will Increase Prices For New Members By “One Or Two” Dollars

    Netflix Says It Will Increase Prices For New Members By “One Or Two” Dollars

    New Netflix members can expect to see their subscription rates go up in the next few months, according to the company’s most recent letter to shareholders (the letter also included Netflix’s first quarter financial results, which beat analyst estimates). The letter says Netflix’s online selection has “greatly improved … since we introduced our streaming plan in… Read More

  • Netflix Beats Expectations With 4M New Subscribers, Earnings Of 86 Cents Per Share

    Netflix Beats Expectations With 4M New Subscribers, Earnings Of 86 Cents Per Share

    Netflix today released its first-quarter financial results, with the company beating analyst expectations. For the first three months of the year, the company reported earnings of 86 cents per share on revenues of $1.27 billion. Earnings were above analyst expectations of 83 cents a share, while revenues were in-line with the $1.27 billion Wall Street forecast for the quarter. Read More

  • Netflix Is Down (Update: And We’re Back!)

    Netflix Is Down (Update: And We’re Back!)

    Netflix, the lifeblood of the Millennial generation and stay-at-home parents, appears to be down for some people. It’s working for me, personally, but reports on Twitter and other status service report sites seem to show service disruptions. AWS is up, currently, so there’s no room to blame Amazon on this one. Read More

  • OpenTV, Nagra Pile Another Patent Suit On Netflix As They Gear Up For Apple Fight

    OpenTV, Nagra Pile Another Patent Suit On Netflix As They Gear Up For Apple Fight

    Online video services from the likes of Netflix and Apple may represent the future of the TV business because of their popularity with consumers intent on watching video on a variety of screens beyond the large console in the living room, but today OTT video is proving fertile ground for another kind of enterprise: IP litigation. Read More

  • Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K

    Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K

    4K TV is here. Sort of. Netflix is now streaming the second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries in 4K/Ultra HD format. But of course, your TV has to support the higher resolution to take advantage of the extra pixel count. Programs available for viewing in 4K will appear with the Ultra HD 4K label. Netflix confirmed to Multichannel News that the company is now streaming… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad’s 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman’s retirement announcement hit some of us like… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Netflix Blasts ISPs, Calls For “Strong” Net Neutrality And Explains Why It Pays Comcast

    Netflix Blasts ISPs, Calls For “Strong” Net Neutrality And Explains Why It Pays Comcast

    When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast as part of a peering agreement in the wake of the legal demise of net neutrality, the landscape of the Internet changed. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today published an extensive blog post explaining his and his company’s views on net neutrality and why it now pays an ISP that it feels should be better regulated. The reason? Because it has to. Read More

  • Comcast Subscribers Can Now Watch “House Of Cards” Without Netflix

    Comcast Subscribers Can Now Watch “House Of Cards” Without Netflix

    With a click of a button in the Xfinity Store, Comcast subscribers will soon be able to purchase access to House of Cards — Netflix is not required. The option should hit the service soon. Only the first season of the show is currently available. Variety is reporting today that the Emmy-winning series is available through a deal Comcast struck with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The… Read More

  • Comcast Deal Doesn’t Change Netflix’s Earnings Forecasts

    Comcast Deal Doesn’t Change Netflix’s Earnings Forecasts

    Yesterday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Netflix CFO David Wells reiterated his company’s financial forecasts. This means that the Comcast deal, recently signed, is not expensive enough for Netflix to change guidance on its future financial performance. Read More