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SV Staff Posted: Aug 18, 2008 0 comments
Last weekend might have seemed a bit long and boring for some Netflix subscribers. No movies in their mailboxes. How did they survive? Without explanation or warning, all of Netflix's 55 shipping centers across the country experienced a massive...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 17, 2011 0 comments
For the first time, Miramax movies will become available on a digital subscription service. And the name of that service? Netflix, of course.

Miramax and Netflix have signed a multi-year agreement to stream hundreds of movies including Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Bad Santa, Scream, Spy Kids, The Piano, and Kill Bill. Look for them starting in June 2011.

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SV Staff Posted: Aug 04, 2008 0 comments
It seems like an interesting game. All the major players in the home-video market are jockeying for position - trying to position themselves in the one location that will remain viable in the future. Netflix is sticking to what they know best....
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Jan 25, 2011 0 comments
Attention Netflix streamers: The "Add to DVD Queue" option will be eliminated from streaming devices. The move effectively means that you can rent a disc only by going to your computer, even if you pay the monthly rate for a combined streaming and disc plan.

The announcement came in a company blog. Here is the blog post in its entirety:

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SV Staff Posted: Mar 15, 2010 0 comments
Netflix is on a mission to get their streaming service onto just about every device with a screen, but the cell phone market has been woefully neglected until now. Microsoft has been showing off how their new Windows Phone 7 platform plays nice...
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SV Staff Posted: Jul 20, 2010 0 comments
Our neighbors to the north have been sadly lacking in streaming video content over Netflix. While we've been able to watch the service's thousands of movies and TV shows over our HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and game consoles, Canada has gone...
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SV Staff Posted: Oct 29, 2008 0 comments
It started with rumors strictly about the Xbox 360. But apparently, Netflix is rolling out a soft launch of its HD streaming service to all streaming devices. Oh, the Xbox 360 will have it with the New Xbox Experience, but so will the LG and...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Oct 26, 2010 0 comments
Netflix streaming is not just an up-and-coming mode of video distribution. It's become huge.
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SV Staff Posted: Sep 23, 2008 0 comments
Netflix just announced that, starting next month, subscribers will be able to stream a variety of current TV shows, sometimes just 24 hours after their TV network broadcast. Both CBS and ABC's Disney Channel are signed on for this deal. Starting...
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Nov 23, 2010 0 comments
Netflix has officially taken the wraps off its previously announced streaming-only plan for the U.S. The price is a low-low-low $7.99. However, the announcement also brings price hikes for the existing disc-and-streaming plans.
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Posted: Oct 06, 2003 0 comments

Movie fans can't seem to get enough of DVDs.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Feb 01, 2011 0 comments
If you're a Charter subscriber, you are fortunate indeed. But if your provider is Clearwire, you're in ISP hell—at least that's what Netflix says in a blog post.

"We find ourselves in the unique position of having insight" into ISP performance thanks to the many streams Netflix delivers over the internet, says Ken Florance, the company's director of content delivery. "The throughput we are able to achieve with these streams can tell us a great deal about the actual capacity our subscribers are able to sustain to their homes."

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: May 21, 2008 0 comments
Netflix and Roku are teaming up to offer a $99 set-top box that would allow Netflix members to stream more than 10,000 movies and TV program episodes.
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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Mar 02, 2011 0 comments
Movie subtitles are a must for the elderly, the hard of hearing, and those for whom English is a second language. They're a universal part of Blu-ray and DVD releases but rarer in video streaming. Netflix aims to fill that need by expanding the use of subtitles in the majority of its online offerings.

Specifically, Netflix aims to have subtitles in 80 percent of its streaming programming by the end of 2011, up from 30 percent now.

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Mark Fleischmann Posted: Sep 28, 2010 0 comments
Netflix is "looking at adding a streaming-only option for the USA over the coming months," its CEO says.

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