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Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Recently research firm NPD published a report that said major pay cable networks like Showtime, HBO, and Starz were losing subscribers to digital streaming firms like Netflix and others. The pay cable networks deny that claim. The NPD report said that the pay channels lost about 6% of their subscribers in the last two years while the online services like Netflix gained 4%.

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Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

Streaming video services are causing drop in TV network subscriptions, says NPD Group

There are many subscription-based video streaming services available, ranging from the popular staples of Netflix and Amazon Prime to the somewhat less popular offerings like VUDU. These services are often relatively inexpensive, and can be watched on many devices, ranging from smartphones to televisions, making them attractive on many scales. According to an NPD Group report, the popularity of these services can be seen in their effect on subscription television networks: a 6-percent drop in two years.

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Netflix SD option targets entry-level with big compromise

Netflix SD option targets entry-level with big compromise

Supposing you're a Netflix user who only works with one single screen at a time, and have no love for the highest of definitions in displays, the company has made a move you might like this week. Working with "standard definition" and streaming to one single screen at a time will cost users $6.99 per month from this point forward. After that it'll cost a cool $7.99 USD - the same as it has for some time - for 2 screens at the same time in standard OR high definition.

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Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix hit with streaming problems in US, Canada, and Latin America

Netflix had fired off a tweet this evening on its customer support Twitter account announcing that some users in the United States, Canada, and Latin America were experiencing streaming problems. The video streaming service said it was both aware of the problem and working on it, though no estimated time frame for when it would be finished had been provided. An hour later, it seems all is better.

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House of Cards Season 2 Trailer brings 2 kinds of pain

House of Cards Season 2 Trailer brings 2 kinds of pain

As long as we're going with the pain theme this week with movie and television show trailers, House of Cards Season 2 may as well keep us in the mix. What we've got here for the first full trailer for the second full season of this Netflix exclusive series is a Kevin Spacey-narrated bit of heartwarming evil straight from the seat of the Vice President's chair. Remember to bring your jacket because this one's cold as ice.

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