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Netflix orders another three ‘Orange is the New Black’ seasons

Netflix orders another three ‘Orange is the New Black’ seasons

We won’t get the next season of Orange is the New Black until this upcoming summer, but Netflix is already eyeing the future, and that future will include quite a bit more OITNB content. In a statement today, both Netflix and producer Lionsgate announced that the streaming service has ordered another three seasons. In addition, the show’s creator Jenji Kohan will continue with the series, something that can’t be said for House of Cards’ upcoming season.

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Paypal gives Netflix an assist by cutting off VPN provider

Paypal gives Netflix an assist by cutting off VPN provider

We know that Netflix has started blocking users from utilizing VPN connections to bypass their regional restrictions. While this is mostly a futile effort on their part, it's most likely about appeasing studios than restricting users. But now it seems that they're actually getting some help from an unlikely source.

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Netflix will never release weekly shows, here’s why

Netflix will never release weekly shows, here’s why

Since I cut my cable back in 2008, I haven't really kept up with a lot of current shows. Instead, I've found that I prefer waiting until the whole thing is finished before jumping on board. Sure, I'm not in the loop with a lot of current shows, but I have a bad habit of forgetting some shows exist for a couple of years, while waiting for the next season. Plus, this way I get to binge-watch everything at once.

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Netflix wants to add HDR content

Netflix wants to add HDR content

These days everyone is talking about 4K video. If you're buying a new TV, you're probably walking right past the old 1080p ones for the latest and greatest. While Netflix is dedicated to pushing 4K content, the company is already looking past 4K. But not to more pixels.

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Doctor Who left Netflix so the BBC could launch their own streaming service

Doctor Who left Netflix so the BBC could launch their own streaming service

Earlier this week, Netflix announced that Doctor Who would be leaving its service in the US. Being an avid fan of the show, this was rather disappointing to me. It's hard enough to get access to the brand new episodes, but at least before I could watch the old ones at my leisure. But the move isn't exactly a surprise.

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Netflix: these are the shows coming (and going) next month

Netflix: these are the shows coming (and going) next month

February is almost upon us, and with it will come a big library shuffle on Netflix. As expected, some movies and TV shows will be leaving us, and if you’ve been procrastinating, you’ve got one weekend left to watch them. As those shows leave, though, we’ll be getting new content to fill the void, including some well regarded movies and original programming like Fuller House

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‘House of Cards’ already renewed for season 5

‘House of Cards’ already renewed for season 5

House of Cards season 4 hasn't been released yet, but that hasn't stopped Netflix from proceeding with a season 5 order. The political drama will be returning with a new season in March, and has been capitalizing on the current political atmosphere in the U.S. Netflix didn't reveal any details about season 5 with its announcement, but that's just fine since we're still waiting to find out what season 4's all about. The show's creator, however, won't be returning.

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Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Netflix’s war on VPNs excludes US soldiers on foreign soil

Many users and would be users rejoiced when Netflix announced that it was setting up shop in 130 countries around the world. That glad tiding, however, came with heavy news for some subscribers. Netflix was hunkering down on users trying to access content not available for their respective countries, particularly those using proxies or VPNs. This hit home for US citizens who find themselves abroad, either permanently or temporarily, like US army personnel stationed in foreign bases. To them, Netlfix makes a special exemption, allowing them to use Netflix as if they were back at home.

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Netflix blocked by Indonesia’s biggest telecom

Netflix blocked by Indonesia’s biggest telecom

Netflix hit a snafu during its expansion today, with the biggest telecom in Indonesia, PT Telekomuniksai Indonesia Tbk, blocking access to the service. The blockage is said to be over Netflix’s lack of a content provider permit, as well as objections to some content made available through Netflix. Concerns about adult and violent shows were cited as part of the reason for the banhammer.

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Dr Who has left Netflix, despair now

Dr Who has left Netflix, despair now

Last week it was revealed by Netflix - or confirmed, rather - that the entire Dr. Who collection was about to leave. Now it is gone. This is the end of Dr. Who on Netflix - look upon your life of Dr. Who streaming through Netflix, and despair. Unless you're all about Pokemon XY, because that show's first season is coming to Netflix. Meanwhile lots of Pokemon movies are also on their way out. So, so many Pokemon movies. All the Pokemon movies you've never watched. Also the movie Stardust is about to be on Netflix, as well as some new Care Bears action. Dr Who is just gone.

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Netflix’s fight against VPN providers is doomed to fail, but that’s okay

Netflix’s fight against VPN providers is doomed to fail, but that’s okay

We know that Netflix is wanting to block users from utilizing proxies and VPN connections to circumvent location-based restrictions. We've even seen our first news about customers finally seeing error messages when they try to use such a service. But what we're seeing now is only the beginning of a cat-and-mouse game.

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Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix starts blocking some VPN users

Netflix has been threatening for a while to block proxy and VPN users and it looks like that threat has now come to pass. Reports are going around that people used to accessing Netflix via a VPN are now getting a message that they are being blocked.

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