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Netflix’s Ted Sarandos talks ambitious original series plans

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos talks ambitious original series plans

Netflix has been making a steady number of content announcements, with several shows being revealed as in the pipeline over past months -- some of them being acquired series, such as Longmire, and others being original works like soon-to-debut Marco Polo. This is just the start, however, with the video streaming service's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealing recently that Netflix is looking to add quite a few more original shows.

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Netflix testing button that sends reminder tweets

Netflix testing button that sends reminder tweets

With all the new content Netflix is adding and has planned for the coming months, keeping track of what's new and shows you've been watching might be difficult. Potentially arriving in the future to help with that is a new feature Netflix is testing that leverages Twitter, something many of us check daily -- a "Tweet Me a Reminder" button, which does exactly what it suggests.

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Netflix adds Black Mirror sci-fi series to US roster

Netflix adds Black Mirror sci-fi series to US roster

Netflix has begun adding more content to its service, as we noted recently, and with it comes the British science fiction series Black Mirror for users in the United States. The show is bid as an anthology series, and is presented as seasons consisting of three episodes each. Both the first and the second season are now available for streaming in the US, with the first season having been aired back in 2011, and the second in 2013.

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FCC challenges Netflix on net neutrality talk, peering

FCC challenges Netflix on net neutrality talk, peering

Netflix is no stranger to running afoul of Internet Service Providers (ISPs). At various turns along their way, Netflix has struck agreements to push their content onto screens across the country. According to the FCC, this amounts to an Internet “fast lane” — the very thing Netflix is arguing we shouldn’t have. Though the company is very outspoken regarding net neutrality, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says their actions don’t match what they say. To his mind, Netflix is taking step to “effectively secure” Internet fast and slow lanes.

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House of Cards season 3 teaser out, release date set

House of Cards season 3 teaser out, release date set

After the holidays, there’s typically not a lot going on until the Spring, when going outside for extended periods of time becomes tolerable for most of the country. February is a great time to stay in and stay warm, and there’s now good reason to. Netflix has released the first teaser for House of Cards’ third season, as well as a February release date. Before you continue, mark February 27 on the Calendar; you’ll be staying in that night, and binge watching.

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Netflix details new shows and movies arriving next month

Netflix details new shows and movies arriving next month

Netflix has detailed the new shows and movies that'll be arriving next month, as well as the ones that will be disappearing on December 1 (that gives you about two days left to catch up on them). The new content will roll out over the course of the month rather than all dropping at once, and include the series' we already knew were inbound, such as Marco Polo. The first batch of content will be arriving on December 1, and included among it is Troop Beverly Hills, Madison, and A Knight's Tale.

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Netflix CEO talks Nielsen plans, predicts broadcast TV’s death

Netflix CEO talks Nielsen plans, predicts broadcast TV’s death

Earlier this month, news surfaced via the Wall Street Journal that Nielsen will soon begin monitoring viewership numbers on services like Netflix. It was noted in that report the monitoring will take place via audio analysis, but that there isn't yet any solution in place for tracking viewership numbers on mobile devices -- meaning those who primarily watch things like Netflix on their tablet won't be counted. Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings recently commented on the rumored plan, and it was that very issue -- monitoring mobile viewers -- that he pointed toward.

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Netflix hits former exec with lawsuit over alleged vendor kickbacks

Netflix hits former exec with lawsuit over alleged vendor kickbacks

Netflix has filed a lawsuit against its former Vice President of IT Operations Mike Kail over allegedly receiving kickbacks from vendors. Kail left the video streaming company back in August and soon after was announced as Yahoo's new Chief Information Officer, a role in which he is still serving. According to a lawsuit filed by Netflix in California on Monday, Kail was receiving commissions from monthly fees Netflix paid to two IT service companies and then funneling the money through his own consulting company.

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Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Netflix scores NBC’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Netflix, which just recently announced that it'll be bringing about a fourth season of previously cancelled series Longmire, has another show inbound: NBC's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show is the brainchild of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and if you haven't heard of it before, that's likely because it hasn't aired yet. The show was set to arrive on NBC (you can see a "Coming Soon" page on the network's website) but it seems that has changed, with it being reported that Netflix has stepped in to take over.

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Netflix confirms “Longmire” is inbound

Netflix confirms “Longmire” is inbound

It has finally been confirmed: Netflix has indeed picked up Longmire and will be releasing its fourth season some time next year. This comes after the most recent rumor from Deadline, which reported yesterday that sources had confirmed that Netflix's negotiations had been successful and the deal had been finalized. This, of course, comes after A&E revealed back in September that it had cancelled the series, something that resulted because its primary audience was too old and the network didn't have any stake in the series.

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Netflix’s negotiations for Longmire tipped as successful

Netflix’s negotiations for Longmire tipped as successful

After Longmire's surprise cancellation by A&E, the producer behind it -- Warner Horizon -- began shopping it around in hopes that the large fan base would result in it being snapped up quickly elsewhere. Deadline had reported earlier this month both Amazon and Netflix were primary targets for the series, and that among the two Netflix was in serious talks about taking on the show -- something that wasn't surprising, considering the service offers its past seasons for streaming. Now the same folks are back again with new word from their sources, and if true, it's good news for fans.

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Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen tipped in plan to monitor subscription video viewership

Nielsen plans to start monitoring video streaming services' viewership numbers, shedding light on figures that have long been hidden from the public. Such information comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reports that it has viewed client documents related to the plan. The plan won't include tracking viewership habits that take place on mobile devices (for now, at least), but will use Nielsen meters to analyze audio for determining what shows are being watched on other devices. The resulting numbers could, among other things, help studios negotiating with the services.

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