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Netflix to boost spending on originals, updates 'Long Term View'

Netflix might increase the amount of money it spends on original series more than expected.

Lionsgate's Packer says online video distributors are stingy with viewing data

Getting an accurate picture of how popular TV shows are on digital platforms like Netflix is a challenge because the companies which have the data are not eager to share it, James Packer, Lionsgate's president of worldwide television and digital distribution, said at the Next TV Summit here Wednesday.

Netflix expands into the Netherlands

Netflix introduced its service in the Netherlands Wednesday, checking another country off its list of international expansion plans.

OTT video partnerships could provide benefits to pay-TV providers

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Hulu and other over the top (OTT) continue to draw the ire of pay-TV and broadband providers alike, but Virgin Media's (Nasdaq: VMED) move to set up a Netflix app on its...

Netflix app comes to Virgin Media-leased TiVo boxes

A Netflix app, long shunned by pay-TV operators, will be available for some Virgin Media subscribers in the U.K. on their operator-leased TiVo boxes, the companies said.

Netflix says Open Connect partner RCN delivers Netflix best in Boston

Netflix's Open Connect partner RCN delivers the best Netflix "experience" of any ISP in the Boston region, Netflix said this week. The ranking could give RCN more marketing fodder as it attempts to lure the back-to-school crowd to its broadband service this fall.

Spacey touts Netflix model

TV studios and networks need to embrace new technology like Netflix, "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey told TV executives at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.

Can video stand on its own?

For years in retail, DVDs were an effective loss leader. Online, it's not clear how much has changed. So often, video is bundled with other products or wrapped up in other businesses.

New TiVo devices add online video features, DIAL support

TiVo announced a new line of DVRs Tuesday it described as an Apple TV, Roku, Slingbox, Google TV and cable DVR "rolled into one." The new Roamio DVRs, so named for their ability to let owners watch recorded programming outside of the home, will be much pricier than the streaming devices TiVo referenced in its press release.

Netflix licenses Weinstein Company movies for 2016

Netflix said it will be the exclusive distributor of The Weinstein Company movies during their pay-TV window beginning in 2016.