Netflix is continuing its international expansion with a long-expected launch into Japan that will take place in the fall of 2015. But its big surprise this week was an announcement that it is now streaming into Cuba, an entry made possible by the Obama administration's move to normalize relations with the country.
The rapid pace at which Sling TV responded to reviewer complaints about a too-skinny core offering--by adding Univision and AMC Networks channels just before its nationwide launch--shows that Dish Network's new OTT service can outdo traditional cable when it comes to upgrades. But it's the $20 price point that will really slingshot the service out ahead of pay TV, an analyst with The Diffusion Group says.
Verizon may have maintained its No. 1 position On Netflix's ISP Speed Index for January, but it's was neck-in-neck with Cablevision.
Fans of The Legend of Zelda rejoiced this weekend as reports surfaced that the perennially popular video game is coming to Netflix as a live-action series.
Revenue from streaming video services jumped 175 percent between 2010 and 2013, from $1.86 billion to $5.12 billion. That massive rise in dollars being thrown at online video is part of the reason why raising the broadband speed bar in the U.S. to 25 Mbps is absolutely essential to continued economic growth, according to Internet Association President Michael Beckerman.
Idaho's Treasure Valley may be an emerging technology hub, but an FCC report points out that there is a lack of broadband availability throughout the state.
The FCC is looking to tighten the rules regarding the interconnection terms service providers like Verizon ask for to accept bandwidth-hungry Web traffic from third party providers like Netflix, reports Bloomberg citing an unnamed person close to the proposal.
The Emmy committee may not have been so friendly to Netflix's highly nominated original series Orange Is The New Black, but the Screen Actors Guild was much more generous, honoring the SVOD-only show with two of its bigger awards on Sunday night.
Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, has come out in support of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's assertion that 25 Mbps should be the baseline definition for broadband service.
Subscription video on demand provider Netflix added a record 13 million new subscribers in 2014, bringing its total subs worldwide to 57.4 million. It was the first in a line of good news for investors, as CEO Reed Hastings said that the provider's subscription rate was in line with its forecast for the fourth quarter.