Netflix (NFLX +6.6%) announces that original series House of Cards will debut online on February...

|By:, SA News Editor

Netflix (NFLX +6.6%) announces that original series House of Cards will debut online on February 1. The show is considered the crown jewel of the company's drive to see its programming go mainstream with an all-star cast that includes Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, along with David Fincher behind the camera. An interesting aspect of Netflix's original content initiative is how it plans to use the immense amount of data it gathers on its customer's viewing habits which comes in stark contrast to the lack of transparency with network TV and the archaic Nielsen ratings.