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.
February 14th in the year 2014 the folks responsible for bringing the Netflix original series House of Cards will be doing it again with a second season. In a bit of a teaser announcement released to Twitter this morning, Netflix makes clear the idea that the first Emmy-nominated collection of episodes were well worth continuing. It's not yet known if this season will be full or a part-collection in the Netflix Originals setup.
Netflix has had problems with outages in the past that left users unable to watch content on its streaming service. In the past, Netflix only used a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud region and a failure in that region left users unable to connect. The last major outage happened on Christmas Eve of last year.
Netflix has hit a home run with some of its original programming. One of the most popular original shows that Netflix offers is House of Cards. However, the first of the Netflix original shows was Lilyhammer. That show was announced in January of this year for the first time.
Netflix has recently been toying with the idea of streaming a big theatrical movie the same day it is released in theaters, and according to Business Insider, that might not be the only industry shake up it could participate in. A proposal has been made to the video streaming service that would add a dose of nostalgic influence to theatrical movies -- having a miniseries appear in theaters every few months, streaming shortly after on Netflix.
Netflix has revealed a new overhauled interface design that is intended for those who watch the service on a television. With these changes comes a more pronounced focus on shows, with large images next to show descriptions, ratings, and other particulars. The new design will be rolling out to multiple devices at the same time, marking a first for the video streaming service.
Back in September, we heard the first rumblings that Virgin Media in the UK would be offering the ability to stream Netflix content to users of its TiVo set-top boxes. The move came as part of an effort by TiVo to help Netflix get on the set-top boxes around the world. TiVo boxes are currently offered by several major cable television companies in the US and the UK.
A new report is in from Sandvine, which is a provider of broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators. The company has published its Internet traffic trends report called "Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013." The report is compiled from data from some of the 250 customers Sandvine has around North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa among other places.
Philips has announced two new HDR recorders able to record full HD resolution television broadcasts. One of the most interesting things about these new video recorders is that they don't require customers to agree to a contract or pay monthly subscription fees. The new HDR devices include the HDR5750 and HDR5710.