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NETFLIX EXEC: NETFLIX COULD SAVE SERIALIZED SERIES

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, says that the television networks may be producing more serialized dramas because they know they can sell them to Netflix, even when those shows prove to be disappointments when they air. “There is still a life for that programming on Netflix … we become the last bit of revenue […]

NETFLIX ALLOWING FREE HOUSE OF CARDS VIEWING

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to hook potential subscribers on its original series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, Netflix said today (Friday) that it is making the first episode free to anyone visiting its website. In a statement, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. “By offering the first episode for free, including to non-members, we are opening up […]

NETFLIX ACQUIRES SERIALIZED DRAMAS FROM WARNER BROS. TV

January 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Continuing to focus on television, rather than “flix” for its principal Internet streaming content, Netflix announced today that it had licensed several full seasons of serialized dramas produced by Warner Bros. TV. They include NBC’s new hit drama Revolution; the USA Network miniseries Political Animals with Sigourney Weaver; A&E’s Longmire; and ABC’s 666 Park Avenue. […]

WEINSTEIN: DISNEY/NETFLIX DEAL BIGGEST IN SHOWBIZ HISTORY

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo told an investors conference in New York Wednesday that Disney was “thrilled” with the exclusive deal it concluded with Netflix, which will reportedly net the studio $350 million per year. “We feel pretty confident that this was the highest value deal that we could do,” Rasulo said, indicating that Disney had […]

NETFLIX: THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION?

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what could very well represent a window on the future of television, online film renter Netflix began streaming the Norwegian TV series Lilyhammer today (Monday). Netflix subscribers have the opportunity of watching as many episodes as they like whenever they like. In a statement, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said, “Unlike any major […]

NETFLIX STREAMING SERVICE GETTING A MAKEOVER (Updated)

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the major studios making it virtually impossible for Netflix to offer new movies to its streaming subscribers after its deal with Starz ends on February 28, the company seems poised for a makeover, increasingly offering original content. Although it launches the first of five planned original series on February 6 — Lilyhammer, starring Steven […]

DISNEY/ABC IN STREAMING DEALS WITH NETFLIX, AMAZON

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not playing favorites, Disney/ABC Television Group, has renewed and expanded its streaming deals with Netflix and Amazon. They will allow the two online rivals to offer hundreds of Disney-produced TV shows from ABC-TV, ABC Family and the Disney Channel, raging from Desperate Housewives to Hannah Montana. “We are thrilled to broaden the scope and extend […]

NETFLIX STREAMERS MOSTLY WATCHING TV SHOWS

October 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

While most Netflix subscribers who use its traditional DVD-by-mail service rent movies, most of those who use its streaming service rent TV shows, the company’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, has told the MIPCOM conference in Cannes. Britain’s Guardian newspaper quoted Sarandos as saying at the conference that Netflix’s recent exclusive deals to stream Mad […]

NETFLIX AND DISNEY TEAM UP

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Episodes from past seasons of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and the entire saga of Lost will be available on Netflix’s streaming service, thanks to a deal between the online video renter and the Walt Disney Co. that was announced Wednesday. While several other ABC shows will be be making their debut on the service, […]

TV SHOWS ACCOUNT FOR HALF NETFLIX’S STREAMS

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer for online video renter Netflix, says half of its subscribers who rent from its Internet streaming library select television shows to watch versus just 20 percent who rent TV shows by mail. During an interview with Andrew Wallenstein of paidContent.com at an industry conference, Sarandos said that most of […]

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