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Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Netflix, which just recently announced that it'll be bringing about a fourth season of previously cancelled series Longmire, has another show inbound: NBC's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show is the brainchild of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and if you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it hasn't aired yet. The show was set to arrive on NBC (you can see a "Coming Soon" page on the network's website) but it seems that has changed, with it being reported that Netflix has stepped in to take over.

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Netflix confirms “Longmire” is inbound

Netflix confirms “Longmire” is inbound

It has finally been confirmed: Netflix has indeed picked up Longmire and will be releasing its fourth season some time next year. This comes after the most recent rumor from Deadline, which reported yesterday that sources had confirmed that Netflix's negotiations had been successful and the deal had been finalized. This, of course, comes after A&E revealed back in September that it had cancelled the series, something that resulted because its primary audience was too old and the network didn't have any stake in the series.

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Netflix’s negotiations for Longmire tipped as successful

Netflix’s negotiations for Longmire tipped as successful

After Longmire's surprise cancellation by A&E, the producer behind it -- Warner Horizon -- began shopping it around in hopes that the large fan base would result in it being snapped up quickly elsewhere. Deadline had reported earlier this month both Amazon and Netflix were primary targets for the series, and that among the two Netflix was in serious talks about taking on the show -- something that wasn't surprising, considering the service offers its past seasons for streaming. Now the same folks are back again with new word from their sources, and if true, it's good news for fans.

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Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen plans to start monitoring video streaming services' viewership numbers, shedding light on figures that have long been hidden from the public. Such information comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reports that it has viewed client documents related to the plan. The plan won't include tracking viewership habits that take place on mobile devices (for now, at least), but will use Nielsen meters to analyze audio for determining what shows are being watched on other devices. The resulting numbers could, among other things, help studios negotiating with the services.

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Netflix will expand to Australia, New Zealand in March 2015

Netflix will expand to Australia, New Zealand in March 2015

Netflix, taking a moment from its seemingly perpetual content revelations, has announced that it'll be getting a big expansion early next year, moving into Australia and New Zealand in March 2015. This follows the company's launch in France back in September -- a place where it hasn't entirely been welcomed -- and will likely in the same way include a mixture of locally-relevant content and the shows that span its global viewership. The video streaming service is remaining tight-lipped about pricing, however, saying it'll announce that sometime in the future.

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Netflix tipped in negotiations for Longmire

Netflix tipped in negotiations for Longmire

In August the surprise revelation was made that A&E would be cancelling series Longmire after its third season, something that caused an outcry amongst the show's hefty fan base. Reported Deadline at the time, the show's studio Warner Horizon planned to shop it around immediately, and now they've updated from new sources to say that Netflix is "deep in negotiations" to nab it for a fourth season. According to these unnamed sources, the negotiations have been "tricky", and they might not pan out.

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Netflix killing public API today, wants you to use their app instead

Netflix killing public API today, wants you to use their app instead

If you’re using a non-Netflix app to access Netflix content, things might be grim for you after today. Netflix is shuttering their public API program, which allowed a host of third party apps and streaming services to access their library of content. The API also gave data on our watching habits to Developers, which was intended to improve viewing recommendations. Any app using the API will be met with a 404 error message should it try to access Netflix content.

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Netflix iOS update brings 1080p to iPhone 6 Plus

Netflix iOS update brings 1080p to iPhone 6 Plus

If you went for the larger of the two iPhone 6 models, you'll now be able to get your Netflix fix in glorious 1080p resolution. This is thanks to an update the video streaming service pushed out for its iOS app yesterday, with the company saying that it started working on sprucing up the app for larger and higher-resolution displays following Apple's iPhone 6 Plus announcement in September. As an added bonus, more titles will now be visible and images will be bigger.

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Netflix reveals “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series plan

Netflix reveals “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series plan

Netflix is going to turn Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events into a series, bringing the book series' first television adaption following the movie starring Jim Carrey. While plans have been released, the effort seems to be in its early stages, with Netflix currently on the prowl for a director to take on the project. Netflix will be serving as producer alongside Paramount Television, and according to the folks at Deadline, the two companies are fast-tracking the series.

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Netflix puts up clever GIF posters that mirror the weather

Netflix puts up clever GIF posters that mirror the weather

Your daily Internet browsing likely involves at least a GIF or two, and communication is quickly incorporating the animation snippets as visual alternatives to words. It makes sense, then, for someone to try out an advertisement campaign that brings these GIFs to the nearest street corner, and it isn't surprising Netflix would be the company to do it. Given its vast library of videos, Netflix has no shortage of clips to choose from, and it is using them in a creative way.

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