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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

  • Apr. 20, 2012, 5:30 PM
    Having just announced it would begin selling ads for original content, Hulu says it will add 4 new original shows: We Got Next, The Awesomes, Don't Quit Your Daydream, and Flow. Web video rivals Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN), and Yahoo (YHOO) are also stepping up their investments in original programming, to the slight consternation of studios and traditional TV networks.
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  • Apr. 20, 2012, 12:22 PM
    Wal-Mart 's (WMT) Vudu streaming rental service plans to expand overseas, sources tell Variety. A Latin American launch featuring 30 countries will reportedly be followed up by European and Asian launches later this year, with Wal-Mart hoping its retail presence and support for prepaid cards will give it an edge. Netflix (NFLX) has launched in Latin America and the U.K. over the last 12 months. (also)
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  • Apr. 19, 2012, 10:47 AM
  • Apr. 18, 2012, 11:48 AM
    Rocco Pendola sees a way for Netflix (NFLX -0.2%) to end its death spiral, suggesting that the company needs to secure advertisers for programming to provide a new revenue stream. Even if Netflix deals with studios prohibit monetizing their content, he suggests execs hightail it back to the bargaining table to rework agreements.
  • Apr. 17, 2012, 2:19 PM
    Level 3 (LVLT +2.4%) has finished a major capacity expansion for its content delivery network (CDN), and has also expanded into a number of foreign markets. Dan Rayburn continues to see Level 3's ownership of its fiber network as a major competitive advantage relative to rivals AKAM and LLNW, and thinks the company can profit from its relationship with top customer Netflix (NFLX), in spite of aggressive pricing. (previous)
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  • Apr. 17, 2012, 1:21 PM
    Reed Hastings' Facebook rant about Comcast's (CMCSA) alleged violation of net neutrality (via its Xbox streaming deal) has drawn the interest of the FCC, which says it's reviewing the matter. Chances are other pay-TV providers will be paying close attention to this story, given complaints about the bandwidth usage of Netflix (NFLX) and other online video services, and interest in implementing bandwidth caps in response.
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  • Apr. 16, 2012, 9:14 AM
    Netflix's (NFLX) Reed Hastings takes to Facebook to blast Comcast's (CMCSA) Xbox streaming deal for allegedly violating net neutrality principles. Like others, Hastings doesn't like how Comcast's Xfinity On Demand service is exempt from the ISP's bandwidth cap, while Netflix and other streaming services aren't. Of interest is the fact Comcast is among the pay-TV firms that has said it's not interested in reselling Netflix.
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  • Apr. 13, 2012, 6:46 AM
    Amazon (AMZN) may be inflating the size of its streaming library by counting each episode of a TV series as a separate show. The 17K mark the company boasts of in advertising only represents approximately 1,745 movies and 150 TV shows. Netflix (NFLX) is reported to count individual episodes in its total as well, although it doesn't actively promote the inflated count.
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  • Apr. 12, 2012, 5:43 PM
    Netflix (NFLX) +0.7% AH after Coinstar's (CSTR) big upward guidance, which partly reflected "better than anticipated consumer acceptance of the price increase" for Redbox DVD rentals. If CSTR is enjoying higher sales on a static basis, it could mean more customer defections for NFLX - or if it's passing on higher costs without complaint, maybe Reed Hastings won’t get bashed so much. Stay tuned.
  • Apr. 12, 2012, 11:52 AM
    LinkedIn (LNKD +7.2%) jumps after SunTrust starts coverage with a Buy, and Morgan Stanley (Overweight) lifts its PT to $115 from $105. MS says its analysis of LinkedIn's sales efficiency found the company's recent aggressive hiring had a minimal impact on productivity, and that leads the firm to hike its margin forecasts. SunTrust is also starting Google (GOOG +1.3%), (WWWW +5%) and Netflix (NFLX +3.2%) at Buy.
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  • Apr. 5, 2012, 1:31 PM
    Hasbro (HAS +0.1%) signs a multi-year deal with Netflix (NFLX +0.8%) to provide kid-friendly content to the firm's subscription service.
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  • Apr. 4, 2012, 5:27 PM
    In the content-sharing world, all roads lead to Facebook (FB). The social networking behemoth, which controls over a quarter of the web's referral traffic and roughly 1/6 of U.S. Internet usage, has provided a major traffic boost to video sites leveraging its Open Graph social sharing tools. In addition, Vevo has seen a 3x increase in daily registrations since requiring Facebook logins. Legal issues prevent Netflix (NFLX) from joining in on the fun, at least in the U.S. (also)
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  • Mar. 30, 2012, 2:05 PM
    Though Netflix (NFLX +0.9%) likes to downplay its DVD operations these days, it has acquired the domain name, likely for a 7-figure sum. The move comes a month after Netflix decided to bring back its $8/month standalone DVD rental plan. No word on whether will redirect to the newly-acquired domain.
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  • Mar. 30, 2012, 10:54 AM
    Netflix (NFLX -0.1%) pops and then drops as a rumor comes and goes it is "exploring alternatives."
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 1:46 PM
    Comcast's (CMCSA) deal to offer on-demand content via the Xbox 360 (MSFT) has net neutrality supporters (and perhaps also online video providers such as NFLX) up in arms, on account of Comcast's decision to exempt the content from its 250GB broadband bandwidth cap. Comcast defends its move by arguing its on-demand traffic only travels over its private network, thus making it exempt from net neutrality rules (also)
  • Mar. 27, 2012, 9:11 AM
    Netflix (NFLX) has dropped previously-reported plans to revive the sci-fi show Terra Nova, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after it failed to come to terms with studio 20th Television (NWS, NWSA). The news comes a week after Netflix announced it would produce gothic mystery series Hemlock Grove.
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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