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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

  • Jun. 22, 2012, 10:59 AM
    Do Comcast (CMCSA +0.6%), Time Warner (TWC +0.5%), and other cable providers run their own private Internet when they offer lush on-demand video services at they same time they impose data usage caps on customers? That's the crux of the matter the DoJ is investigating at the behest of streaming firms such as Hulu and Netflix (NFLX +1.4%) - with their contention that the companies are unjustly rebranding the public Web as a private product.
    | Jun. 22, 2012, 10:59 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 14, 2012, 8:17 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) tests a redesign of its website that breaks movies and TV shows into separate categories, as well as creating more subcategories for easier navigation. If the new look is adopted it will de-emphasize Netflix's algorithm-generated list of recommendations in the hope that fewer customers will cancel their subscription as they find more engaging content on the site.
    | Jun. 14, 2012, 8:17 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 13, 2012, 4:09 AM
    The Justice Department has reportedly launched a broad antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to suppress competition from online video. DoJ officials have spoken to several online video providers, including Netflix (NFLX), and are said to have questioned Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC) and others about issues like data caps.
    | Jun. 13, 2012, 4:09 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jun. 12, 2012, 10:39 AM
    Netflix (NFLX -0.2%) strikes a multi-year deal with Latin American movie distributor Telefilms that will result in Hunger Games and other new films being available for streaming in the region. Netflix adds it now has over 1M Latin American subs. The company's shares were hammered in April after it provided weaker-than-expected international sub guidance, and warned its international ops will take at least 8 quarter to "reach sustained profits." (yesterday)
    | Jun. 12, 2012, 10:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 11, 2012, 4:14 PM
    Netflix (NFLX) content starts to come out of a dry spell with the streaming addition of Thor and next month's planned additions of blockbusters Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Captain America: The First Avenger. February's expiration of deals with Starz and Disney hasn't helped subscriber growth, which takes a toll on the stock - down 4% today and down 42% in three months.
    | Jun. 11, 2012, 4:14 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 8, 2012, 8:07 AM
    The headaches for Disney (DIS) keep coming over John Carter. After flopping at the box office, the movie was released on DVD this week with Disney promising rental giants that they would receive DVDs to rent after 28 days. But Netflix (NFLX) and Redbox have jumped the gun, buying discs from suppliers such as Wal-Mart and Target to offer to consumers (at a loss) early - potentially undercutting DVD sales. It's all about leverage, as the uneasy relationship between movie studios and rental companies continues to be redefined.
    | Jun. 8, 2012, 8:07 AM | 9 Comments
  • Jun. 6, 2012, 4:31 PM
    Non-binding resolutions recently passed by Netflix's (NFLX) shareholders could make the company more vulnerable to a takeover bid or activist revolt, should Netflix cave into pressure and accept them. One resolution requires all board members to serve terms of equal length and stand for re-election at the same time, while another makes special shareholder meetings easier to conduct. Plenty of shareholders have gripes with Netflix's management after the last 12 months.
    | Jun. 6, 2012, 4:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 6, 2012, 11:42 AM
    Akamai (AKAM +3.6%) and Limelight (LLNW +3.4%) bounce a little a day after getting clocked on news of Netflix's (NFLX) plans to build a content delivery network (CDN). Akamai, which received only 1% of its 2011 revenue from Netflix, notes Netflix will need to make large investments in both software and infrastructure to produce an effective CDN. Dan Rayburn argues Netflix's move is actually a positive for Limelight and Level 3 (LVLT), given the low margins attached to Netflix sales. (also)
    | Jun. 6, 2012, 11:42 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 5, 2012, 9:43 AM
    Akamai (AKAM -7.7%) and Limelight (LLNW -10%) are tumbling on news of Netflix's (NFLX +0.1%) content delivery network (CDN) plans, though fellow CDN owner Level 3 (LVLT -1.8%) is off more modestly. Jefferies thinks Limelight has the most to lose, given Netflix accounted for 11% of its 2011 revenue. Netflix moved away from Akamai in 2010, though its plans could still hurt Akamai by depressing broader demand (and thus pricing) for commodity CDN services.
    | Jun. 5, 2012, 9:43 AM | Comment!
  • Jun. 5, 2012, 8:43 AM
    A plan by Netflix (NFLX) to roll out its own content delivery network isn't completely blowing away analysts who see the move giving the company greater visibility into future costs - but little actual savings due to the scale involved. NFLX +1.2% premarket, while content delivery network firms will be on watch today with mixed debate on the impact of Netflix's initiative. Premarket: AKAM -4.3%, LLNW and LVLT inactive.
    | Jun. 5, 2012, 8:43 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 31, 2012, 11:38 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) -6.3% after BofA cuts its 2012 earnings forecast for the company, citing fears about U.S. streaming growth and the costs related to its international expansion.
    | May 31, 2012, 11:38 AM | 4 Comments
  • May 30, 2012, 9:30 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) strikes a deal with NBCUniversal that allows Lovefilm members in the U.K. streaming rights to Universal Pictures titles. Lovefilm keeps upping the ante in the U.K. after Netflix (NFLX) arrived on the streaming scene and with BSkyB (BSYBY.PK) now also in the mix.
    | May 30, 2012, 9:30 AM | Comment!
  • May 24, 2012, 12:13 PM
    Netflix (NFLX) is a "frenemy" of the cable industry, Cox CEO Patrick Esser maintains. While admitting Netflix is a content rival, Esser also notes 40% of Cox's broadband customers streamed Netflix content in March. Netflix content chief Ted Sarandros (previous) admits his company is cannibalizing some cable viewing, while adding Netflix's investments in original programming are due to its inability to license content from the likes of HBO and Showtime.
    | May 24, 2012, 12:13 PM | 4 Comments
  • May 23, 2012, 1:47 PM
    AMC Networks' (AMCX -0.1%) Mad Men ratings have been soaring, and Netflix (NFLX +3%), which last year struck a costly deal to carry old episodes, is taking credit. The 1.1M viewer increase seen for the debut episode of Season 5 relative to Season 4's average is the result of viewers watching earlier seasons on Netflix, suggests content chief Ted Sarandos. His comments come as many suspect Netflix is hurting ratings for Disney (DIS) and Viacom's (VIA) kids TV shows.
    | May 23, 2012, 1:47 PM | 5 Comments
  • May 22, 2012, 5:51 PM
    Driving home its commitment to financing original programming at the expense of library size, Netflix (NFLX -5.6%) has created a new position of VP of Original Content. Filling the position is content acquisition VP Cindy Holland, whose current job will be assumed by Latin America/Canada content acquisition chief Jason Ropell. The shakeup comes on a day when Netflix made new lows for 2012.
    | May 22, 2012, 5:51 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 21, 2012, 11:58 AM
    Hulu continues to add to its arsenal of original content (previous). The latest additions include movie-review show Spoilers, travel series Up to Speed, and U.K.-based comedy Rev. Netflix (NFLX) has been investing in plenty of original content of its own.
    | May 21, 2012, 11:58 AM | Comment!
Company Description
Netflix Inc operates as an Internet television network providing TV shows & movies which include original series, documentaries & feature films. The Company has three segments namely Domestic streaming, International streaming & Domestic DVD.
Sector: Services
Country: United States