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Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Netflix Q1 2012 numbers expected to show a loss

Video streaming giant Netflix is continuing to cope with the huge mess it made after taking its customers for granted, jacking up prices, and planning to syphon off its DVD and Blu-ray business as though nobody would have batted an eye. As a result, when the company posts its quarterly numbers next week, analysts are predicting that for the first time in seven years, the company will have lost money.

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Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix to stream Lilyhammer in the UK

Netflix isn’t just interested in the movie and TV streaming business: its ultimate goal is to bring original content to the internet too, almost like an additional channel. The company graced the United States with the Lilyhammer series a couple of months ago, and will be bringing the show to the UK and Ireland following a deal with the German distributor.

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Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

Hulu Plus membership soars to two million

The number of people who are paying for streaming site Hulu's premium service has eclipsed the impressive two million milestone. In January, it was announced that Hulu Plus had around 1.5 million subscribers, so the rate of growth is now more than 100,000 per month, which is certainly nothing to scoff at. And there is no sign that the service is slowing down, so that number will continue to grow.

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Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream debuts Broadcaster, affordable HD live streaming hardware

Livestream, the current leader in live streaming services, is shaking things up by introducing an industry-first affordable portable HD video encoder and uploader called the Broadcaster. This device will work with the company's New Livestream service to bring an unlimited ad-free HD broadcasting solution to the masses. With the Broadcaster, live video coverage of events would only require a camera and an internet connection.

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Netflix political action committee is formed

Netflix political action committee is formed

Anyone who doubts the significant impact that Netflix has had on this country, in everything from society to Hollywood to consumer electronics, allow me to introduce FLIXPAC. The video streaming company Netflix is now such a staple in American media that it has formed its own political action committee (PAC), allowing it to have its voice heard more strongly in political matters, potentially before they hit the floor of  Congress.

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Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Nokia TV confirmed for Lumia on-demand streaming

Recent rumors of a Nokia TV service have now been confirmed by the Finnish handset manufacturer. Following its announcement of Nokia Music and Nokia Reading, the company has now officially announced the Nokia TV service for Lumia Windows Phone users, which will arrive in the coming weeks. It will allow Lumia users to stream TV shows from "catch-up" services of major local broadcasters.

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Amazon Instant Video heads to PS3

Amazon Instant Video heads to PS3

The PS3 will be the first game console to offer video streaming from Amazon's Instant Video platform, including both on-demand pay-per-view titles as well as Amazon Prime Instant Video. The move is a huge benefit both to Sony and Amazon as each is competing in its own way to dominate the streaming video market - Sony as a platform and Amazon as a content provider. On the other side of the spectrum, it's a bummer for Netflix as that competitor's differentiating qualities slide.

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Hulu Plus Android tablet support confirmed, scattered

Hulu Plus Android tablet support confirmed, scattered

Hulu Plus is finally making its way to the world of Android tablets, but only a few are in the list of supported devices so far. Anyone who watched as the online streaming service was slowly and randomly rolled out to Android phones should know that it might take some time before massive tablet support is enacted, and the next device on the list is anyone's guess. For now, though, some tablet owners have reason to celebrate.

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