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ISP Promotes Higher Broadband Deal for ‘Ideal’ Streaming

We all know the basics that a better internet connection means better internet experience. Well, it seems that this is all Verizon customer service employees know too and it’s over Netflix streaming again. Netflix offers two…

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Hulu Buys Streaming Rights to the Entire Seinfeld Series for up to $180 Million

Hulu just got done striking a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the streaming rights of the beloved show Seinfeld. The deal was for the entire 180 episode series, with Hulu paying up to $180 million.…

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Netflix Now Streaming X-Files in HD

The truth is out there! And now, so are HD copies of the much-loved sci-fi TV series, The X-Files. When it first launch, X-Fires went on to be a TV sensation throughout the 90s and captured the…

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Netflix Soon to Secure Video Streams via HTTPS

The video streaming giant, Netflix will soon be using the HTTPS protocol to encrypt its customer streams. A great plan that helps ensure that what they watch stays secret. This change will leave Amazon as one of…

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Netflix Has Over 60 Million Paid Subscribers

Netflix, the American provider of on-demand streaming media, has been enjoying a rise in popularity as of late. The company is officially worth more than CBS, and as it is looking to rid itself of region-locking,…

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4.9 Million New Netflix Members in the First Quarter

Netflix just reported its first quarter financial performance and shareholders sure have to be happy with the news that sent shares up more than 10%. The company reported that there were 2.3 million new domestic subscribers…

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Netflix’s Daredevil Now Has Audio Description for the Visually Impaired

Netflix is introducing audio description for the visually impaired and the first show to benefit is, aptly, its new Marvel superhero show Daredevil, the story of a blind man who relies on his acutely tuned hearing…

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Netflix CEO Wants to Make VPN Use Obsolete

Following Netflix’s launch in Australia, a region that was previously full of Netflix ‘VPN pirates’, company CEO Reed Hastings has said that he aims to make the VPN loophole redundant by offering all available content to…

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YouTube Added Support for 4K Videos Running at 60 FPS

If you though your PC was great at playing 4K videos from YouTube and Netflix, you should put it to the test again, but this time at a higher frequency. YouTube has announced that it will…

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YouTube Considering Subscription-Based On-Demand Video

YouTube may be expanding its business model into subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD), according to Variety. The entertainment trade magazine cites an anonymous content creation studio that revealed YouTube is “exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription…

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Legend Of Zelda TV Show In the Works at Netflix

Netflix is developing a live-action adaptation of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise, according to the Wall Street Journal. The series, following the story of the games, is said to follow the adventures of Link as he…

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Xbox One and PS4 Set For Ultra HD Models This Year, According to Netflix

Sony and Microsoft are due to release Ultra HD iterations of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year as part of the console manufacturers’ “traditional two-year refresh” cycle, according to Netflix. Neil Hunt, Chief…

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Marriott Hotel to Offer Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora to Guests

The Marriott hotel chain is trialling a new in-room entertainment package in eight of its hotels that includes access to video streaming platforms Netflix and Hulu, plus internet radio service Pandora. “We have invited leading technology…

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Samsung, Disney, and Netflix Join Alliance For 4K Standardisation

A medium-spanning coalition of businesses has united to form the UHD (Ultra High Definition) Alliance with the aim of setting the standard for 4K and UHD content, terminology, and delivery. Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, and Sharp represent…

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Netflix Denies Accusations of Recent VPN Blocking

Netflix has denied report that emerged last week that it was blocking VPNs to protect its region locks. The media-streaming company offers a quantity of films and TV shows that are specific to a certain country…

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Netflix Starts Blocking Proxies and VPNs

Smart Netflix users have been using VPNs to access content from the US site from abroad for years, but now the party’s over: Netflix has started blocking VPN and proxy services in an effort to resecure…

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NYE too Late For Your Kids? Stream New Year’s Eve Anytime With Netflix

Those of you with young children will know that it’s nice for them to experience festivals, occasions and events with the rest of their family. However, in the case of New Year’s Eve, midnight can just…

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The 65 Films and TV Shows Being Deleted From Netflix

Bad news is on the horizon for Netflix fans. The TV streaming service is deleting a massive 65 shows and movies on New Year’s Day. The list bellow from Vulture highlights most of the items being…

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Vimeo Pro Introduces 4K Uploads

Vimeo announced on Monday that subscribers to Vimeo Pro will now be able to upload ultra-HD, 4K video. Both supply and demand for 4K videos in on the increase, with Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime offing…

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Netflix Accused of “Working to Effectively Secure ‘Fast Lanes’ for its Content” by FCC

Netflix has paid plenty of lip service to its support of net neutrality – it criticised Comcast earlier this year for working against a free and open internet, though only after it had signed a content…

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Netflix CEO Predicts Death of TV by 2030

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, isn’t too fussed about Nielsen’s plans to monitor viewership of his video on-demand streaming platform. “It’s not very relevant,” he said. “There’s so much viewing that happens on a mobile phone…

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35% of All US Internet Traffic Comes from Netflix

A new report says that 35% of all US internet traffic, on average during peak hours, comes from Netflix. A study was conducted by a company called Sandvine, best known for building ISP equipment. They said…

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Netflix Launching in Australia, New Zealand in March 2015

Australians are going ballistic over social media right now – Netflix has just announced via their media center that they will be launching their services in Australia and New Zealand coming March 15. One of my…

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Comcast and Verizon Lowered Speed to Cogent below 0.5Mbps

New detailed measurements have been released displaying exactly how much throttling of traffic was done by major US ISP’s Comcast and Verizon through to Cogent – a backbone operator of Netflix traffic. As almost everyone in…

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Blu-Ray Disc Association Nears Completion of 4K Discs

More and more everyday it would seem that services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Plus are winning us over with ever-expanding catalogues and convenience.  But during the IFA trade show in Berlin the Blu-ray Disc Association…

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Need to Hide Your Viewing History? NetFlix Are Testing Privacy a Mode

It looks like a privacy mode will soon be heading to NetFlix, much like the privacy mode on our browsers which is perfect for hiding the things you don’t want in your search history. I’m not…

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The FCC Receives Almost 650,000 Comments Regarding Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is apparently hoping to roll out a new law that would deny Internet Service Providers to allow prioritized traffic for companies who could afford to pay a large amount of money for…