Bloomberg: Netflix talking with Vodafone about free streaming promotion


Netflix (NFLX +3.6%) is in talks with Vodafone (VOD +1.1%) about a deal that would give the giant international carrier's subs "free access to Netflix content for a period of time," Bloomberg reports.

Vodafone has majority ownership of networks in 15 European countries, including three Netflix markets - the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands. The company already has deals with Spotify and Sky Sports that provide free content access to new U.K. 4G subs.

The report comes as AT&T tries to get Netflix and other streaming service providers to sign up for its Sponsored Data program, which allows content providers to subsidize customer data usage.

Netflix, boosted by a morning Pac Crest upgrade, is trading near its session highs.

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  • Sakelaris
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    Great news for Netflix! It is good to partner with other companies to help find new customers.
    17 Apr 2014, 01:10 PM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    Although I should add that I would worry about a Netflix deal with any of the US cable companies, as I feel that they would try to limit the Netflix content as part of the deal.
    17 Apr 2014, 02:55 PM Reply Like
  • Mikie713
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    Also great news for $VOD, in a global economy that is changing the way entertainment is delivered, not only in the US but world wide, both entities involved are sure to prosper enormously. $T can only fume with envy at this. $VOD has become the "Cinderella" of the global telecoms. And $T is gonna dig a little deeper if it still has desire to pursue.
    17 Apr 2014, 01:39 PM Reply Like
  • Doc's Trading
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    NFLX......raise sell stop to 338.90 from 331.90 or sell long position here at the 348 level. I am now looking for an entrance to short this stock again...
    more later...
    17 Apr 2014, 02:03 PM Reply Like
  • robertf97
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    Sounds like free America Online Cd's
    17 Apr 2014, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Mikie713
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    Except this has nothing to do with the US Markets/Cable companies, I hope everyone is realizing this. $VOD is strictly everywhere but the US.
    17 Apr 2014, 03:03 PM Reply Like
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