For the first time, Netflix led the pack in a Morgan Stanley-conducted viewer survey on original content. The SVOD provider was picked by 29 percent of respondents as having the best original programming, beating out HBO, which scored just 18 percent.
Investors who are worried that Netflix won't post significant increases in U.S. subscribers for the first quarter should relax, a Pacific Crest Securities analyst said, as the SVOD provider's international strategy will keep it on a meaningful growth track.
A divided FCC voted Thursday to move forward with proposed rules for mobile and fixed-line Internet service providers (ISPs) to protect consumers' privacy.
Facebook said it doesn't degrade the quality of its video for specific mobile network operators, unlike Netflix. But whether Amazon or YouTube do is still uncertain.
Netflix's policy of degrading content for mobile carriers that charge their customers extra for data overages is controversial, but it doesn't violate net neutrality laws, according to FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly. But it may be cause for a federal investigation.
Netflix's admission of lowering video resolution on wireless networks from AT&T and Verizon without customer consent has drawn fire from AT&T and the American Cable Association (ACA).
Thought the controversy between Netflix and major Internet service providers on data throttling was in the past? Hardly, as the SVOD provider said that it has been lowering the quality of its video streams for five years to wireless carriers worldwide, including Verizon and AT&T.
Netflix degrades the quality of the video it makes available to AT&T and Verizon, The Wall Street Journal confirmed, but doesn't do the same for T-Mobile and Verizon.
Eighty-one percent of all U.S. smartphone users stream video on their devices, The NPD Group reported this week, and users who are 25 years old and younger spend twice as much time watching video from YouTube and Netflix mobile apps than their older counterparts do.
When Netflix content guru Ted Sarandos first proposed the strategy to release films in theaters and on its SVOD service on the same day, theater owners went into a minor uproar. That attitude hasn't appeared to soften in the face of a proposed new transactional service, Screening Room, which would let viewers pay $50 to watch a movie at home the same day it's released in theaters.