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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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Netflix’s Christmas original ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ trailer arrives

Netflix’s Christmas original ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ trailer arrives

All the way back in May, Netflix revealed it had a special Christmas show in the pipeline, one revolving around Bill Murray and including a very large roster of big-name celebrities. That show, a Netflix Original, has been in the pipeline since, and as the holiday season comes upon us, the video streaming service has published the first trailer. It’s going to be a star-studded Christmas, the trailer hints, and Murray wants to make sure it is done right.

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Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Anticipation for Jessica Jones, the latest Marvel TV series for Netflix, has only been building since the release of the first trailer a few weeks ago. Now the streaming service is back to whet our appetite even further with a second, longer trailer. With Krysten Ritter starring as Jessica Jones, who experienced a "short lived super hero stint" in Marvel's previous series, Daredevil, the second trailer continues the first's dark vibe, revealing Jones as a booze-hitting loner trying to run from her past.

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Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Streaming video giant Netflix continues to announce new original content, with it latest being a documentary series based on real crime events. Titled, Making A Murderer, the series is aimed at drawing in viewers who got caught up in similar stories like the Serial podcast or The Jinx on HBO. The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix starting December 18th, and is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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Netflix: original anime, Bollywood shows may happen

Netflix: original anime, Bollywood shows may happen

Netflix is really pushing the original content aspect of its business, and in doing so it may branch out into areas of entertainment that aren’t commonly being pursued by production companies. In this case, the video service may begin producing its own anime and Bollywood-style movies, both of which would be targeted at foreign markets. This, should it ever come to fruition, would be part of a larger overall goal of producing “more unique programming” that traditional companies aren’t creating.

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Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix has just added a series of videos that will allow parents to perfectly troll their young kids who refuse to go to bed on time. Picture the common situation: child is watching TV when bedtime rolls around. Parent tells them it's time to turn it off, but child begs and pleads for "just one more show," then they'll promise to go to bed. Now, thanks to Netflix, parents can say "fine, just one more show," without it being a big problem. Because the show is only 5 minutes long.

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TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

TSTAND is the best tablet stand we’ve seen yet

If you're more serious about keeping your tablet safe while keeping it held upright than you are about minimalism, there's the TSTAND. This amalgamation of plastic and metal is a tablet stand for a wide variety of devices, and aims to be the fix for people who use their tablet more than they use a laptop. What you're going to see here isn't just a stand for your desktop, but for any situation, large or small - but mostly large.

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Netflix: ‘Beasts of No Nation’ has millions of views

Netflix: ‘Beasts of No Nation’ has millions of views

Beasts of No Nation is an important movie for Netflix — it is the company’s first official foray into theatrical feature films, and though it stumbled with its limited theatrical release, the film itself has done very well on the streaming service. According to Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, the movie has been streamed more than three million times already. That's a particularly impressive figure in that Beasts of No Nation premiered on October 16.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

Star Wars The Force Awakens will stream on Netflix

The Chief Content Officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, spoke this month with shareholders to tell them the news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It would seem that while the movie would potentially be on the service in Canada as early as the end of this year, the film won't be available to Netflix for streaming until Netflix gets streaming rights from Starz inside the year 2016. There's a bit of missing information here when you read this story on other publications publishing before SlashGear.

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Full Jessica Jones trailer debuts from Netflix

Full Jessica Jones trailer debuts from Netflix

The latest television from Marvel will be premiering on Netflix soon, with Jessica Jones scheduled to begin on November 20th. The streaming service has already treated us to a couple teasers, but with less than a month to go, now it's time for the first real trailer. Starring Krysten Ritter as the titular character, Jessica Jones is a spinoff from Marvel and Netflix's previous hit, Daredevil. The show is described as focusing on Jones' life after her "short lived super hero stint."

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