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Netflix to start filming superhero series this summer

  • Netflix (NFLX -0.3%) will start filming and production work on its Marvel superhero series this summer.
  • The company will set up shop in New York State as it works on the 60 live-action episodes in the series.
  • The series marks further collaboration between Netflix and Disney.
  • What to watch: Analysts think a successful debut of the show aimed at younger children and teenagers could boost subscriber tallies for the streaming service and create revenue opportunities.
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  • labas112
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    I feel like NFLX is trying to backdoor its way into a new HBO type. Is there any information if they are recouping any investment with House of Cards series with jumps in subcribers? If they go the HBO route, then they can sort of bypass this net neutrality fight.
    26 Feb, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • andypochta1
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    Netflix already lost net neutrality fight, they are now paying to Comcast and will start paying to everyone else for delivery.
    The only way Netflix may possibly turn into HBO is when (not if) it is sold for pennies on a dollar to the likes of Comcast.

     

    And now Netflix is 5-7 years too late with the superhero craze.
    26 Feb, 05:27 PM Reply Like
  • appliance
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    By signing an agreement with comcast they seem to be avoiding the net neutrality fight - I wish they'd lead it though. A disappointment.
    26 Feb, 04:58 PM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    I like the idea of this Disney/Netflix collaboration. This is the answer to those who say that some subscribers will be lost after people finish watching the latest thing. There will always be new stuff coming along to cause them to stay.
    26 Feb, 05:38 PM Reply Like
  • Johnwoods41
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    Yep spending more and more subscription money on content to hold onto subscribers .... circular problem..... Sorry but there will be no money left for investors.

     

    The trouble with subscription to film/tv is that most people (except kids) don't watch the same thing twice, so netflix needs to provide new content to keep you interested.

     

    I used to subscribe but found nothing left that I wanted to watch, so I cancelled.
    26 Feb, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    The choice on Netflix is really large. The trick is that you have to use its search features to find what you want. Those with a linear TV mindset are used to a few programmers making those decisions for them.

     

    And if you need even more shows and movies, try the Netflix DVD service, with about ten times the content as Netflix streaming.
    26 Feb, 10:59 PM Reply Like
  • vv234
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    Sure..paying more w DVD services and have to wait few days for it to come to the mail... I used to sign up DVD services w blockbuster and am telling you... iT SUCKs big time.. If you forgot to return it then you can't get new movies and talking about you have to mail it back and if it get lost.. ...penalty fees.. NOt sure about others, I def am not interested in DVD services.
    27 Feb, 02:09 AM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    If Netflix DVD rentals are lost someday, access to much content will be at risk. All because it is too hard for some to handle a disc or to wait upon an extremely reliable mail system.
    27 Feb, 07:50 AM Reply Like
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