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  • Mar. 7, 2012, 9:59 AM

    Amazon (AMZN) exec Joe Lewis temporarily changed his LinkedIn profile to say that he's the company's VP of Original Television, observes Fortune. That's one more piece of evidence suggesting Amazon plans to join Netflix (NFLX) and YouTube (GOOG) in making big investments in original video content. (also)

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 9:59 AM
  • Mar. 7, 2012, 9:02 AM

    Premarket gainers: DSCO +41%. TRCR +39%. CIEN +9%. MAKO +10%. AEO +5%. CTIC +5%. NFLX +5%. RDN +5%. NUAN +3%. ACH +3%. SINA +3%. DRYS +3%.
    Losers: P -26%. CSIQ -12%. ASTX -5%. AYR -5%.

    | Mar. 7, 2012, 9:02 AM
  • Mar. 6, 2012, 6:31 PM

    Netflix (NFLX) +1.3% AH after Reuters reports Reed Hastings has "quietly met" with execs at top cable providers about making Netflix available as a subscription option. It's added "at least one cable operator could experiment with offering Netflix" by year's end. Hastings recently suggested Netflix will eventually be included in cable packages.

    | Mar. 6, 2012, 6:31 PM | 10 Comments
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 1:21 PM
    Roger Ebert of all people is out with a take on Netflix (NFLX -2.4%), lamenting via Twitter that the company has stopped buying streaming rights to indie films to concentrate on blockbusters. It's a charge that the companies denies (for now), even though its limited streaming movie library is a widely-heard customer complaint.
    | Mar. 5, 2012, 1:21 PM
  • Mar. 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
    Almost 3 years after Time Warner (TWX) and Comcast (CMCSA) launched a concept called "TV Everywhere" to allow cable subs to watch shows online, the initiative is mired in a morass of attempted deal-making and tech holdups. With Netflix (NFLX), YouTube (GOOG) and co. offering alternatives, the cable industry knows it's getting left behind.
    | Mar. 5, 2012, 10:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 2:47 PM
    Pacific Crest says Netflix (NFLX +2.3%) content cost growth should slow significantly in 2013. The firm believes that most of its competitors won't push content acquisition costs higher, but still sees risk in its subscriber acquisition outlook. It maintains its Sector Perform rating.
    | Mar. 1, 2012, 2:47 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 1, 2012, 7:29 AM
    CBS CEO Les Moonves shoots down rumors the company is interested in buying TV Guide Channel (LFG), saying "the economics of buying a cable network ... don't really make sense." He also predicts the launching of more subscription VOD services this year. "Where Comcast goes, Time Warner will probably go."
    | Mar. 1, 2012, 7:29 AM
  • Feb. 29, 2012, 4:46 PM

    Netflix (NFLX) subscriptions will eventually be offered as part of cable packages, promises Reed Hastings, arguing cable content will increasingly move online, and many providers "would like to have a competitor to HBO." The remarks come as HBO (TWX) announces HBO Go will arrive on the Xbox 360 on April 1. In September, Cablevision's COO said he's interested in offering Netflix's service.

    | Feb. 29, 2012, 4:46 PM | 2 Comments
  • Feb. 28, 2012, 9:40 AM

    Netflix's (NFLX) deal with Starz is about to meet its long-expected demise, but the impact of the deal's expiration may not be as bad as once feared, thanks to Netflix's efforts to focus on streaming TV shows rather than more costly movie content. Over half of all Netflix viewing now involves TV shows, and Starz movies now account for just 2% of all viewing, down from 8% a year ago. (previously)

    | Feb. 28, 2012, 9:40 AM
  • Feb. 28, 2012, 9:20 AM

    Wal-Mart (WMT), which launched its Vudu streaming service in July, is in talks with Hollywood studios to provide an in-store service to help customers sign up for UltraViolet, which gives consumers a means to stream DVD content they've legally purchased. The hassles produced by UltraViolet's DRM technology have limited uptake thus far. It's been rumored Amazon (AMZN) is also in talks to support UltraViolet.

    | Feb. 28, 2012, 9:20 AM
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 12:26 PM
    A leveling out in subscriber additions and competition driving up content costs are the reasons behind Aaron Kessler's downgrade earlier of Netflix (NFLX -2.9%). Kessler notes Google searches for "Netflix" - after rising sharply for years - have shown no Y/Y growth in 2012 Q1.
    | Feb. 27, 2012, 12:26 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 27, 2012, 9:25 AM

    Netflix (NFLX -2.8%) falls premarket as Raymond James downgrades the stock to "underperform" from "market perform." Details to follow.

    | Feb. 27, 2012, 9:25 AM
  • Feb. 24, 2012, 5:12 PM
    As Research In Motion (RIMM) tries to reverse its huge share declines in the consumer smartphone space, it can't count on any help from Netlfix (NFLX). The streaming service, whose iOS and Android offerings are among the most popular video apps for the platforms, says it doesn't "have any current plans to support BlackBerry devices," including the PlayBook. (also)
    | Feb. 24, 2012, 5:12 PM
  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:58 AM

    Netflix (NFLX -5.5%) shares continue to slide, apparently from yesterday’s news that Comcast (CMCSA) will offer its own streaming video service, but the company receives favorable comments today following Credit Suisse's endorsement. Piper Jaffray reiterates its Overweight rating and $130 price target, believing NFLX's "content lead is growing" even as Amazon (AMZN) and Hulu are “gaining traction."

    | Feb. 22, 2012, 11:58 AM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 2:55 PM
    Credit Suisse attempts triage on Netflix (NFLX) - in a steep slide following the announcement of Comcast's VOD move - saying the impact will be limited as Comcast's service is only offered to existing subscribers. Netflix remains at the day's lows, -3.4%.
    | Feb. 21, 2012, 2:55 PM | 4 Comments
  • Feb. 21, 2012, 1:14 PM
    Comcast (CMCSA) announces Streampix - a subscription-based VOD service aimed at Netflix (NFLX -2%), which tumbles 4% from the day's high. The service will be offered free or for $4.99 depending on a subscriber's particular Comcast package, but a subscription to Comcast's TV and broadband services will be required.
    | Feb. 21, 2012, 1:14 PM | 2 Comments
Company Description
Netflix Inc operates as an internet television network providing TV shows & movies which include original series, documentaries & feature films. The Company's business segments are Domestic streaming, International streaming and Domestic DVD.
Sector: Services
Country: United States