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Introducing Manbang, North Korea's version of Netflix

Netflix, an on-demand video streaming service, has a new competitor called Manbang, which North Korea invented. It allows people to watch five channels in real time and view information about the country's leader.

Lorenzo Richelmy talks second season of 'Marco Polo' on Netflix Special

Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy chatted with Digital Journal about playing the lead character on the Neflix series "Marco Polo."

Netflix's most expensive original show ever cost $120 million

Netflix's hip-hop musical show, "The Get Down," is its most expensive TV series ever.With "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann acting as showrunner, "The Get Down" cost $120 million to produce, according to Variety.

Almost 160,000 Canadians cancelled TV subscriptions last year

Ottawa - Even though about 160,000 Canadian cancelled their TV subscriptions last year, conventional cable and satellite TV providers saw revenues decline just 0.1 percent to $8.9 billion

Chrome bug lets you download full Netflix movies for free

A recently discovered bug in Google's Chrome web browser makes it possible for anyone to download full movies from DRM-protected sources including Netflix and Amazon. Pirates could easily bypass Chrome's copy protection systems to access content.

A Netflix 'download button' could be in the works

Industry sources say Netflix is developing a feature that would let people download its shows and movies and watch them later in "offline mode," according to LightReading.

Netflix 'Binge Scale' reveals which shows viewers like to devour

Netflix is always trying to better understand its audience — after all, its recommendation algorithm is crucial to its business — and its new study reveals what kind of shows people are more likely to binge-watch.

Netflix cuts out 6 days of commercials per year versus cable TV

Netflix’s refusal to show ads is a core part of its identity. The company has always maintained that killing ads provides a better experience for its subscribers, and shows no signs of changing that position. And that stance has had an effect.

Neighbors expect more pilgrimages to home featured in TV sitcom

San Francisco - They're back. TV's fictitious Tanner family, which starred for years on the ABC sitcom "Full House," has returned in a Netflix update, "Fuller House," but fans never stopped coming by the old spread.

Hulu takes on Netflix with live TV streaming

Cable operators are winning the battle when it comes to offering TV shows and sporting events right on time. Hulu will now compete against these conventional providers with the idea of Live TV.

Op-Ed: Amazon launches standalone streaming service, undercuts Netflix

New York - As sure as night follows day, Amazon has made an obvious but necessary move in to the streaming market. The new service bypasses Amazon Prime, which is interesting, but also delivers a significant market blow to competitors.

Original 'Gilmore Girls' producer suing over Netflix's revival

A producer on the original "Gilmore Girls" says he's entitled to payments for the upcoming Netflix revival of the coming-of-age series.

Many Netflix users to see price hike in May

Netflix will raise prices on about 17 million of its standard accounts next month, and most people have no idea. How will these subscribers react?

Netflix grabs movie rights to 'Bright' starring Will Smith

Netflix just keeps swinging for the fences when it comes to original content, and its most recent victory comes in the form of fantasy cop thriller 'Bright' starring Will Smith.

Review: ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ coming to Netflix — Trailer

Not having starred in a feature film in nearly 30 years, Pee-Wee Herman and Netflix get nostalgic with ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’.

Netflix banning the use of proxies to access its content

Netflix has announced it is deploying new techniques to detect when proxy services are being used to access its network. Proxies circumvent the controls that limit some Netflix shows to specific regions, breaking the company's license terms.

Making a Murderer: 5 important updates about Steven Avery case

You finished Netflix's hit documentary series Making a Murderer and are now hungry for the latest Steven Avery news. Below are five important updates, and note they may contain spoilers for those who haven't finished watching the doc.

Netflix now available in over 130 new countries

On January 6, 2015, Netflix extended its services to over 130 countries overseas, more than tripling the streaming service's presence and making it available to every continent.

Streaming services rule the Internet, games threaten to break it

Streaming services now account for the vast majority of the data transmitted over the Internet during peak hours in the U.S. Netflix continues to be the most popular provider and represents 30 percent of all peak downstream traffic.

Hackers selling stolen Netflix account access for less than $1

Hackers could be selling lifetime access to your Netflix subscription for just $0.50. A recent report by McAfee Labs revealed you can buy access to “many online streaming entertainment” services, like Netflix and Spotify, in “Dark Web” marketplac

Cable companies so scared of Netflix they're showing fewer ads

Major TV networks are so scared of Netflix they are actually starting to show fewer ads. Companies like Time Warner, Fox, and Viacom have begun to reverse the trend of trying to shove as many ads in your face as possible.

Mat Clayton, one of the creative minds behind Mixcloud Special

Online radio platform, Mixcloud, has recently launched an exclusive app for the latest version of Apple TV. Co-founder, Mat Clayton, filled Digital Journal in on the details.

Review: Watch the 'Jessica Jones' trailer

The new original show 'Jessica Jones' marks the second installment of grittier fare Marvel Studios has produced for Netflix.

Thanks to new credit cards, Netflix can't collect its money

On Wednesday, Netflix reported that it saw around 300,000 less signups in the United States than it had expected in the last quarter. One of the reasons why growth was slow is because of the ongoing switch to chip-based debit and credit cards.

Dozens of major websites crash all at once

San Francisco - Dozens of major websites including Netflix, Uber and the BBC went down simultaneously in some areas of the United States, but were soon up again in most cases.

Guitarist Dave Kushner discusses the charity event Rhonda's Kiss Special

Digital Journal contacted the Velvet Revolver man to learn more about an exciting new supergroup he's put together for a very worthwhile cause.

Op-Ed: Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences

After triggering a buy-sell clause in a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate, Sony appears ready to sell its half of the world’s biggest music publisher – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (a company worth about $2 billion).

Child soldier drama makes Netflix award contender

Venice - Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

4K Netflix stream pirated for the first time

The DRM on Netflix's ultra-high definition content has been broken for the first time, allowing pirates to upload a 4K episode of Breaking Bad to a private torrent site. The episode weighs in at nearly 18GB because of the high quality.

Netflix allowing unlimited maternity leave for first year

Recently, Netflix announced that new parents who are employed by them can take up to a year of paid paternity/maternity leave.
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