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HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

In the wake of the FCC's Net Neutrality vote, all web content is created equal. However, nothing is every black and white, and there is a new gray area when it comes to managed services. HBO, Showtime, and Sony Corp. are pushing for their streaming content to be treated separately and have talked to Comcast Corp. about being included in their separate data lane for "managed services."

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Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

Netflix Hack Day: double log-in, Nintendo, and Earth

So you like hacking - and you like Netflix. Perhaps you'd enjoy watching House of Cards season 3 on your Nintendo Entertainment System? Lucky you, someone has figure out how to do such a thing, and they've posted a demonstration of this system this week. Straight from the Netflix Hack Day (Winter Season 2015), comes DarNES, a system that's relatively unmodified (hardware-wise), complete with Netflix. This system works - it plays video, scrolls through the UI, and accesses the internet.

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DarNES: the insane implementation of Netflix on an NES

DarNES: the insane implementation of Netflix on an NES

Some people really just have a lot of time, or ideas, or both, in their hands. We've seen a lot of games lately that have tried to incorporate that classic 8 or 16 bit design into their graphics for the sake of simplicity, art, and nostalgia. But Netflix engineers Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe and Carenina Motion wanted to take things even further. What if they could cram today's streaming content into that same retro experience. And they didn't stop at trying to emulate just the graphics. They actually worked on running Netflix on a NES console.

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Four major theater chains boycott Netflix’s latest film

Four major theater chains boycott Netflix’s latest film

Netflix has long been changing the way television shows are consumed, but more recently its business moves have threatened to alter the future of feature films, and theaters aren't taking kindly to it. Earlier this week, Netflix bought "Beasts of No Nation" for $12 million; it's a drama from Cary Fukunaga, and it is set to debut on the video streaming service the same day it debuts in theaters. Those theater chains, however, have a different plan -- they're going to boycott the film entirely, taking a hard stance against Netflix's growing push for simultaneous movie launches.

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Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix inks documentary deal with Leonardo DiCaprio

Netflix is continuing to add to its slew of original content. Netflix announced a new deal with Leonardo DiCaprio to exclusively air his future documentary projects. This is not Netflix first venture with DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio was the executive producer on his previous collaborations with Netflix, Virunga. Leonardo DiCaprio executive produced the Netflix collaboration Virunga, which is a documentary about protecting a group of endangered gorillas in the midst of the bloody Congo civil war. Netflix and DiCaprio's future offerings will likely play along the same themes of environment and conservation.

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Netflix (finally) details its Australian launch plans

Netflix (finally) details its Australian launch plans

Netflix revealed plans late last year to expand into the Australian market in March of this year, and that time is finally upon us: the service will be available to Australian users on March 24, exactly 3 weeks from now. Questions about what kind of content and specifics on pricing were left up in the air, however, and though the video streaming service still hasn't revealed what subscribers will be paying, there have been a couple announcements today fleshing out the other particulars.

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House of Cards Season 3 released on Netflix – for real this time

House of Cards Season 3 released on Netflix – for real this time

Today the 3rd season of House of Cards is out on Netflix - and we won't be liveblogging it because that'd be a complete waste of resources on our part. We'll spare you. This season of the presidential Netflix-only show was released a bit earlier - by a couple of weeks - and was quickly returned to the archive. This took place on the 11th of February, 2015, and here on the 27th of February we're back in action. All 13 episodes of action, all ready to roll right this minute.

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Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Netflix has another big content library reshuffle for next month

Astute Netflix users will have noted the big content changes that took place over the course of December -- the first of the month marked a lot of shows and movies disappearing and some new ones coming in to fill the void, followed by more additions over the course of the including (including another Original Series Marco Polo). It seems like that just happened, but the new year is moving quickly and another big content library reshuffle is just around the corner, set to kick off on March 1.

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Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Netflix announces new CGI Inspector Gadget and more kids programming

Adult children of the 1980's rejoice. Inspector Gadget is back in March 2015! Netflix has announced their new children's programming lineup. It is adding five new shows including remakes and original content to their latest kids programming announcement. Gadget won't be back in is faded, flat color scheme as you remember him. This is a CGI Inspector Gadget series. Netflix is also creating a remake of the British spy cartoon Dangermouse. Also new to Netflix are the shows Bottersnikes and Gumbles, Super 4, and Some Assembly Required.

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Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday: Netflix release this year

Bowtie is the new black, according to Paul Reubens. A new feature film by the name of Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will be presented by Reubens and Paul Rust, and it'll be available "exclusively to the global membership of Netflix." "We didn’t hesitate for a moment," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, "knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation."

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