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BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

BBC to come to USA via Netflix-style service

The BBC will soon have a Netflix-style streaming service in the United States, so said the Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general earlier today. This internet-based service will bring BBC-made content to the United States in a subscription-based model service. This will be done, suggested Lord Hall, in order to "raise commercial income to supplement the license fee so we can invest as much as possible in content for U.K. audiences."

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Netflix: Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrives November 20

Netflix: Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrives November 20

This is the season of renewed entertainment, and there’s certainly no shortage of shows to watch. A handful of anticipated series have already premiered, and more will be arriving over the next several weeks. Netflix’s own shows can be counted among them, and soon Marvel fans will have a new show to watch: Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Netflix announced today that the show will premiere on November 20.

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Netflix goes to Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan early 2016

Netflix goes to Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan early 2016

It actually didn't take weeks for Netflix to officially announce its rumored expansion in Asia. The world's largest Internet video streaming service has revealed that it is indeed coming to more countries early next year, particularly in South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Leaving out details of its potential partnership with local carriers, as well as pricing, Netflix's announcement is practically a battle cry and a challenge to rivals that are also trying to make it big in other markets outside of main ones like the US or UK.

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Netflix says no offline viewing downloads anytime soon

Netflix says no offline viewing downloads anytime soon

Many Netflix subscribers have long been asking for the ability to download video content for the purpose of offline viewing, especially while traveling. With Amazon having just announced that certain content on its Prime Video service is now available for offline playback, one would expect the pressure on Netflix to do the same would be even higher. Unfortunately, the company has made a clear statement that it has no plans offer such a feature in the near future.

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Netflix said to launch in South Korea in January 2016

Netflix said to launch in South Korea in January 2016

Following Netflix's launch in Japan last week, marking the US streaming service's first entry into the Asian market, the company is said to be about to announce an entry into South Korea in January 2016. The news comes via The Korea Times newspaper, who add that Netflix should make it official in the next few weeks. It seems the company is now seeking "strategic partnerships" with Korea's mobile carriers, much the same way Netflix did in Japan with local carrier Softbank.

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Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ revealed in full trailer

Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ revealed in full trailer

Netflix's original movie "Beasts of No Nation" was first teased in a short trailer that, though brief, was quite a bit more emotional than expected. Now the video streaming service is back with a new trailer, this one longer (it's the "full trailer"), and in it we get a look at entirely new footage. The movie is one of Netflix’s lineup of original movies, and will be kicking off next month both on the video streaming service and in theaters. Beasts of No Nation is from Cary Fukunaga, and it has already been shown off at the Venice Film Festival.

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Netflix has already decided ‘Narcos’ will get a second season

Netflix has already decided ‘Narcos’ will get a second season

Netflix recently released its long-anticipated Narcos original series, which follows the exploits of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the related Medellin Cartel. The first season consists of 10 episodes, and has apparently seen high enough attention that Netflix has already announced plans to produce a second season. As with Netflix's other original shows, Narcos is only available for streaming on the video service.

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Amazon’s offline Prime videos give Netflix a reason to worry

Amazon’s offline Prime videos give Netflix a reason to worry

When it comes to streaming movies and TV shows, Netflix is the name on most lips. The service is popular enough that, as with Google, one may invoke its name as a sort of general indication of one's intentions -- "Let's find a movie on Netflix or something" -- without necessarily intending to use its service. At the end of the day, it's convenience that counts for most people, and users will gravitate to the method of least resistance, whether it is Netflix or a different company entirely. Netflix is pretty simple to use, but it has one big limitation: you need Wi-Fi.

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Google, Netflix, Amazon team for one video format to rule them all

Google, Netflix, Amazon team for one video format to rule them all

This week the Alliance for Open Media was launched in hopes of bringing a single open format to video streaming services worldwide. This single format would be adoptable by all, and given the members of the alliance that've announced their allegiance so far, this Alliance is going to be adopted by the biggest of the big. Founding members of the Alliance include Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix. If there were a group of technology leaders able to make this format happen, it's this one.

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Netflix ends deal with Epix, loses Hunger Games, World War Z

Netflix ends deal with Epix, loses Hunger Games, World War Z

Netflix and cable network Epix no longer see eye to eye and are therefore parting ways. If you're not a Netlfix subscriber, that statement might mean squat. But if you are one of the many who are subscribed to one of the world's biggest video streaming services, then that means losing access to movies like Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and even, gasp, Transformers: Age of Extinction. With this, Netflix is inching closer to its unsaid goal of providing content that is exclusively available only from its catalog.

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Wii U’s Netflix app gets complete overhaul, more features

Wii U’s Netflix app gets complete overhaul, more features

Disappointed by the slow, often poor experience of using Netflix on the Wii U? Then today brings good news: users are reporting that the Netflix for Wii U app has been updated and the update brings a complete overhaul, including new features and improved performance. Netflix hasn't issued any official statement about the update, but users are reporting that the interface has changed, profiles are available, and more.

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Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Discussions of cord-cutting usually touch on the financial and less-limited aspects of eschewing traditional television. The latter of those two talking points are less relevant today as networks embrace on-demand and live streaming, but there's another aspect of ditching cable that, well, cable can't compete with: the lack of advertisements. Some video streaming services like Hulu still have commercials, but others like Netflix don't, and those who use Netflix are regaining a significant number of hours otherwise spent watching TV commercials.

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