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  • Feb. 10, 2012, 6:52 PM
    As Netflix (NFLX) debuts its first original series and YouTube (GOOG) significantly expands its professional offerings, Amazon (AMZN) has apparently decided it wants in on the action: job postings (I, II) on the company's site indicate it's looking for creative execs to develop video content for Amazon Studios. The big question: when do such initiatives go from being mere nuisances to Hollywood studios to legitimate threats?
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  • Feb. 10, 2012, 4:55 PM
    Online video streaming services Netflix (NFLX) and Hulu (DIS, CMCSA, NWS) are considering expanding their platforms to launch in Russia, according to a Russian newspaper. Hulu execs reportedly visited Moscow late last year and met with Russia’s leading film studios and video services, following a similar fact-finding mission by Netflix.
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  • Feb. 10, 2012, 9:12 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) douses the hopes of those wanting it to offer a standalone streaming video service to compete with Netflix (NFLX), stating Prime Video will only be available to those who pay $79 for an annual Prime membership "at least into the near future." On an annual basis, that still makes Prime Video cheaper than Netflix's $96/year, though the lack of a monthly payment option could deter some buyers.
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  • Feb. 8, 2012, 1:18 PM
    Netflix (NFLX -2.6%) slumps after Amazon (AMZN) announces its anticipated Prime Video deal with Viacom (VIA, VIAB). The deal adds over 2K titles from cable networks such as Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central, and boosts the size of Amazon's library to 15K (Netflix has 20K+). Ryan Lawler believes Prime Video now looks like a real competitor to Netflix, but thinks a standalone service is needed.
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  • Feb. 6, 2012, 1:05 PM
    More on Netflix (NFLX +1.3%): Nomura's Michael Nathanson provides some bullish commentary, arguing industry-wide spending on online streaming rights will slow as upstarts such as Amazon find it difficult to justify purchasing "a 'me too' set of content rights" to without having a streaming revenue base that justifies it. Perhaps, but Amazon has been quite willing to absorb losses in other areas. (earlier)
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  • Feb. 6, 2012, 12:06 PM
    Netflix (NFLX +0.2%) shares stage a quick turnaround on heavy volume, apparently traced to a report about the company's potential inclusion in Apple's (AAPL) new TV following a Best Buy (BBY) survey. Shares had been off sharply following news of a Coinstar-Verizon JV that could provide intense competition for NFLX later this year.
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  • Feb. 6, 2012, 11:04 AM
    Hudson Square Research's David Ernst doesn't quite buy that the new Coinstar (CSTR -0.1%)-Verizon (VZ +0.3%) JV is the definitive Netflix (NFLX -2.7%)- killer that has been long-awaited and often discussed. He says the two firms won't be able to match the large library of programming that NetFlix has racked up by spending $1B a year on content.
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  • Feb. 6, 2012, 8:47 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) take an immediate turn south after news of a Coinstar-Verizon JV hits and investors see the tie-up delivering some heated competition to the company later this year. Shares -3.1% premarket.
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  • Feb. 3, 2012, 4:03 PM
    Netflix (NFLX +2%) CEO Reed Hastings tells Bloomberg his company has no plans to enter the sports and gaming content markets, and that Netflix's closely-watched U.K./Ireland launch is "going great." Last week, Hastings formally put to rest Netflix's former plans to enter the video game rental market.
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  • Feb. 2, 2012, 1:48 PM
    Is Netflix (NFLX) taking a toll on Viacom's (VIA, VIA.B) Nickelodeon unit? Multiple analysts think so, after slumping ratings for the kids TV channel, whose older shows are streamed on Netflix, contributed to an FQ1 earnings decline. However, CEO Philippe Dauman claims there hasn't been a large increase in the Netflix streaming of Nickelodeon shows, and blames the ratings drop on Nielsen's methodology. (earlier)
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  • Feb. 2, 2012, 11:46 AM
    The Facebook (FB) valuation debate (I, II, III) continues. Mark Gimein notes that even at $75B, Facebook is valued at $89 per monthly user, in spite of generating annual revenue of just $5.02/user. The 17x ratio between the numbers easily outdistances GRPN's 8.3x, never mind NFLX's 2x. Though the fact Facebook still produces so little revenue per user, in spite of owning volumes of user data, suggests it has plenty of room to improve monetization. (more)
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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:34 AM
    BSkyB (BSYBY.PK) plans to start a new movie service that will directly challenge the rise of Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) in the U.K. The firm hopes to reverse its declining market share by offering movies over the Internet, as well as distribute additional content on mobile phones and games consoles. Shares of BSYBY.PK +3.6% in London trading.
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  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:43 AM
    Netflix (NFLX +1.6%) moves up on a down day for stocks, showing continued momentum after surging last week on upbeat news on Q4 earnings. But B. Riley thinks the rally has run its course, cutting its rating to Neutral from Buy; while it's overall view of NFLX remains positive, it suggests investors wait for "a more attractive entry point."
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  • Jan. 26, 2012, 3:17 PM
    Whitney Tilson, who reversed his bearish stance on Netflix (NFLX +21.7%) last fall after missing the stock’s huge drop, takes a victory lap after the stock’s spike following stronger-than-expected Q4 results. In a letter to his followers, he praises the "complete turnaround" in NFLX’s streaming video subscribers while ridiculing bears. J.C. Penney (JCP +17.2%) is lookin' good too.
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  • Jan. 26, 2012, 12:14 PM
    Netflix (NFLX) may be streaming 22% ahead today following its Q4 results, but analysts from Pacific Crest, Morgan Stanley and Canaccord Genuity remain skeptical, particularly with Amazon and other rivals in the rear-view mirror. MarketBeat rounds up the reaction.
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  • Jan. 26, 2012, 9:19 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) shares are upgraded to Buy at Citigroup following better-than-expected Q4 results, with a target price raised to $130 from $80. The firm cites signs of stabilization, including growth of streaming subscribers, improved streaming profitability, and surveys indicating "at-least stabilization in Netflix customer satisfaction with no competitive erosion." NFLX +19.4% premarket.
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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