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Netflix on piracy: it’s still one of the “biggest competitors”

Netflix on piracy: it’s still one of the “biggest competitors”

Piracy. Despite the near endless efforts to battle it, the Internet has always won out in the end and illegal downloads show no signs of going away. The ease of access that video streaming services and similar products offer has given consumers attractive (legal) alternatives, and many have embraced them. Still, if it is legal it will cost money (or it will end up being like Crackle), and some refuse to pay up, instead turning to torrents and unauthorized streaming sites.

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Netflix adds The Interview on Jan 24; Pushes original content

Netflix adds The Interview on Jan 24; Pushes original content

Netflix will add controversial Sony Pictures movie The Interview to its virtual shelves on January 24th, it's confirmed, while the streaming media firm's first original feature film will debut on August 26th. The Seth Rogen and James Franco movie made a sudden appearance on pay-per-view at Christmas, but will be bundled in with an active Netflix subscription for US and Canadian users from this Saturday, the company announced today. Meanwhile, while crunching the sums on the last financial year, Netflix discovered something unexpected about just how much its content actually costs.

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Netflix tipped in order for Will Arnett’s “Flaked” series

Netflix tipped in order for Will Arnett’s “Flaked” series

Will Arnett will be heading back to Netflix in the near future, according to a recent report tipping the video streaming service in an order for his latest series Flaked. Arnett is perhaps best known for his role in Arrested Development, which landed on Netflix in the recent past, and he is set to star in the new series of his own creation, Flaked, set in Venice, California. Reportedly, the series will be available to all Netflix subscribers next year.

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Netflix to lose Discovery, Hasbro shows due to contract dispute

Netflix to lose Discovery, Hasbro shows due to contract dispute

Netflix has failed to strike new contract agreements with Hasbro and Discovery, according to multiple reports, and as a result the video streaming service will be pulling content from both once the current contract runs out. This includes popular series' like My Little Pony, Transformers, and some other children's content. It appears it is possible the shows could end up remaining if deals can be struck, but as of now that is looking unlikely and Netflix's kids' content will be shrinking.

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Watch this: House of Cards Season 3 trailer

Watch this: House of Cards Season 3 trailer

The last time we saw Frank Underwood, he was staring right back at us. His cold, pale stare finding us through a window on Air Force One as he and Claire boarded, bound for solitude if nowhere else. Now the full trailer for season three is out, and we see why his presidential gaze has hardened. Scorned lovers, guilty consciouses, and political tension dot the 30-second clip. As Frank faces the nuance of Presidency, things start to unravel.

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Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

Netflix denies crackdown on VPN users

If you're a regular Netflix user, there's a good chance you've used a VPN at some point to get access to a different region's library -- Australians, for example, have long used VPNs to subscribe to the service in the absence of a local option (though that'll be changing soon), and others simply use VPNs to watch shows not offered in their own country. Over the weekend, rumbles surfaced stating Netflix was starting to crackdown on those users, but now the company has spoken up to say such claims are false.

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Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Last year, Netflix introduced a lot of content alongside promises of even bigger things to come in 2015. The new year is here, and with it are additional details about what we can expect in the near future from the content streaming service, including both new premieres and favorite shows that'll be back with new episodes very soon. In addition, the company has also announced its new "Netflix Recommended TV" program to help its customers select their next television model.

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Netflix said to be shutting out international VPN users

Netflix said to be shutting out international VPN users

Due to international laws and different contracts with copyright holders based on country, Netflix's digital content available for streaming can vary widely depending on your location in the world. It has long been a tactic of international Netflix users to rely on VPNs (virtual private networks) in order to get around the site's regional locks and access content available in the U.S. Unfortunately for those subscribers, it appears that Netflix is cracking down on some VPN services and keeping their users out of its walled garden.

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A.K.A Jessica Jones scores Mike Colter as Luke Cage

A.K.A Jessica Jones scores Mike Colter as Luke Cage

In case you hadn't heard, Marvel and Netflix have a series planned for next year called Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Not too long ago word surfaced from Marvel that Krysten Ritter will be playing as lead character Jessica Jones, and now following that up is a new announcement: Mike Colter has been brought on to star as Luke Cage, the "enigmatic" man with secrets that will, teases Marvel, "dramatically alter Jessica in ways she could never have imagined."

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