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Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

Nielsen report: most cable networks lost viewers this year

According to a new Nielsen report, most cable networks lost a substantial number of viewers this year in comparison to the same numbers from 2014. Only a few steadfast networks saw gains in their viewership numbers, with Cartoon Network trumping them all and both AMC and Discovery following close behind. Despite those few successes, though, overall cable network performance was low -- and they mostly have Netflix to blame.

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Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix nabs ‘Mindhunter’ series from David Fincher

Netflix has taken on a new series called ‘Mindhunter’ from House of Cards director David Fincher, according to a new report. The series is reportedly being developed in collaboration with Charlize Theron, and will be based on “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” a book published in the mid-90s. Sources expect Fincher will be directing the series, according to the report.

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Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Netflix socks pause your show when you fall asleep

Have you ever been watching Netflix, only to drift off to sleep when you're in the middle of a move, or an episode of your favorite show? That was a rhetorical question, because we all know that the answer is “yes.” We've all done this, and it's one of the most important problems to plague the modern world. And that's why Netflix has been hard at work on a solution.

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House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

House of Cards Season 4 premieres on March 4

Netflix subscribers will get the next season of House of Cards on March 4, the service has announced. The arrival will mark season 4 for the award-winning show, with Kevin Spacey reviving his role as politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards is Netflix’s staple political drama, and one of its most popular original episodic shows. Spoilers ahead for those not caught up on the series.

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Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

Netflix re-encodes their library to save bandwidth, increase quality

If I were to check and see where most of my monthly internet bandwidth usage goes, I'd say that the vast majority of it goes to Netflix. The other is probably to game downloads and updates, but Netflix would definitely be king. Thankfully, I haven't had any bandwidth restrictions imposed by my ISP yet, but if/when that day comes, I'll have to re-think just how much Netflix is watched in my house. But luckily, Netflix is already working on a way to cut down their usage by as much as 20%.

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Netflix’s star-studded Christmas original is a giant flop

Netflix’s star-studded Christmas original is a giant flop

Netflix, an ever-growing thorn in the television industry's side, has long basked in praise for its award-winning original shows. When the company announced plans to produce its own feature length movies, striking deals and bringing in some of Hollywood's best known stars, the movie industry shuddered. Theaters vowed boycotts. Studios panicked. The success of Beasts served only to highlight Netflix's seemingly assured theatrical domination. Then, just as the ball started rolling, A Very Murray Christmas happened.

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Netflix will have twice as many original shows next year

Netflix will have twice as many original shows next year

Netflix has several original shows under its belt, some more popular than others. We've known for a while that Netflix has no intention of slowing down, and that it would in fact increase its original content efforts in coming years. Hard figures weren't available, though, perhaps with the exception of its movie aspirations. That changed recently, with company chief content officer Ted Sarandos saying Netflix will double its offerings in 2016.

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Netflix made its own streaming box, killed it in 2007

Netflix made its own streaming box, killed it in 2007

Back while you were still ordering DVDs and waiting impatiently for them to show up in the mail, Netflix was dreaming about the future, and its dream at the time included a self-branded video streaming box. In fact, Netflix went so far as to create the ‘Netflix Box’ and was shooting promotional videos for it in anticipation of launching it on the Netflix website. Where's that box today?

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Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

The classic television show Lost in Space will soon be rebooted as a Netflix Original, according to a new report. The show first debuted on CBS on September 15, 1965, and ran for only three season — a total of 83 episodes — before its last airing on March 6, 1968. The show is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it first aired as a black and white series, later being switched over to color broadcast.

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