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Netflix CEO wants to be part of your cable provider

Netflix CEO wants to be part of your cable provider

Usually when you read a high-concept article about Netflix and what its impact is to the entire telecommunications industry, the streaming giant is depicted as a threat to traditional cable providers. But Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't see it that way. He envisions a world where Netflix and pay TV providers can live together, and in fact, they could even be part of the same service some day. So far, the cable companies haven't exactly been that excited.

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HBO Go Xbox 360 app coming on April 1

HBO Go Xbox 360 app coming on April 1

Hopefully this isn't an April Fool's joke, but HBO has announced that it will bring its streaming video service to the Xbox 360 in just a little more than a month. This would be the latest extension for the platform, which has already launched on set-top boxes like the Roku as well as Android and the iPhone/iPad. Of course, the service only works if customers have an existing HBO subscription with a participating provider.

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Netflix adds The Weinstein Company to its streaming roster

Netflix adds The Weinstein Company to its streaming roster

Netflix has just added yet another content partner to its ever expanding list of digitally streaming video content. This time around it's The Weinstein Company, known mostly for its high-brow documentaries and dramas. Among the more recent titles in Weinstein's arsenal are Sarah's Key, The Intouchables, W.E., Coriolanus, Bully, and a flick that's getting a lot of Oscar buzz, The Artist. That's just a sampling of what the new content deal will bring to Netflix.

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Netflix picks up new original series from “Weeds” creator

Netflix picks up new original series from “Weeds” creator

Jenji Kohan, the creator of the popular and successful premium cable TV series Weeds has created a new comedy show, but instead of turning to a traditional TV network, the new series will be going to Netflix. It is a major step forward for the leading video streaming service as it tries to position itself as more than just a provider of everyone else's content. Netflix has been trying to mount a serious content competition with HBO.

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