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Why companies like Facebook and Netflix will rule TV's future

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has a vision of the future of TV-style shows, and if it’s true, the cable TV industry should be getting nervous.

BBC announces £34m fund to resist Netflix's popularity with kids

The BBC has announced a new £34 million investment in digital content as it plans to fend off competition from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. The broadcaster is focusing on children, claiming UK youth are influenced by American tech giants.

Why use new tools to tell tales? Special

Brooklyn - With new technology, storytelling is changing, allowing people to choose which plot lines to follow. But is the experience more satisfying than the traditional relationship between makers of content and its consumers?

Netflix row stirs tough questions for cinema's future

Cannes - The bitter row over whether Netflix films should be shown at the Cannes film festival is billed as generational clash that calls into question the future of cinema.

‘The Defenders’ trailer brings the war for NY to Hell’s Kitchen Special

The trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Defenders’ promises a show that will deliver even more great action and a new, mysterious villain that looks like she can handle anything they throw at her.

Amazon to spend about $4.5 billion on its fight against Netflix

Amazon is set to spend a gargantuan ~$4.5 billion on video in 2017, according to analysts at J.P. Morgan, a figure that would put the internet giant much closer to rival Netflix than many industry observers thought.

‘Master of None’ season 2 trailer conceals promised love interest Special

Netflix original series ‘Master of None’ has announced a release date for season 2 and a new trailer, which hints at a grand adventure and still tumultuous love life.

‘Death Note’ teaser may have lost something in translation Special

Netflix just dropped a teaser trailer for its upcoming feature adaptation of ‘Death Note’ and it’s definitely taking a different approach to the material.

Netflix introduces new rating system, thumbs ups and thumbs downs

Netflix plans on implementing a new way of rating content. In the coming weeks, Netflix is replacing its five-star rating system with thumbs ups and thumbs downs.

Netflix celebrates International Women’s Day with fave women Special

Netflix releases video in support of International Women’s Day and “A Day Without a Woman”, featuring some of their most popular female characters.

Apple reportedly planning major push into TV shows and movies

Apple is preparing for a major push into original video content, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal — a move that could set it on a collision course with the likes of Netflix and Amazon.

Op-Ed: Netflix series 'The Crown' offers star dialogue Special

The new series "The Crown" on Netflix won last night's Golden Globe for Best Drama. It has received rave reviews for its stellar acting and production quality,

You can finally download Netflix shows for offline viewing

Netflix now allows you to download your favourite shows for offline viewing when the Internet isn't available. The feature has long been requested by users who want to watch Netflix while on the go. A large portion of Netflix's library is available.

Plotting Netflix’s future: pain equals success Special

New York - There’s a big difference between strategy and tactics, says Netflix’s CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings. He sums it up in a simple equation: strategy = pain.

Cyberattacks show new method of taking down the Internet

Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.

Pour Cleveland will host Gilmore Girls' Luke's Diner on 10/5

Three Pour Cleveland coffee shops are going to become the set of the upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival on October 5th. The cafès will be used in partnership with Netflix to simulate Luke's Diner from 7 a.m. to noon.

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.
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