Netflix Viewers Don’t Care About the Company’s Proxy Crackdown

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Description: Thursday, Netflix announced that it plans to crack down on people using proxy servers to access content that isn’t licensed to be streamed in their country. Source: Motherboard Date: January 15, 2016 Due to the vagaries of licensing agreements with different content providers, not every country’s Netflix catalog is the same—in some cases, it’s not… Read more »

Netflix Dropping Its “One-Size-Fits-All” Streaming Algorithm

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Description: Netflix announced that it may have found a better way to stream high-quality videos while using less data. Source: Consumerist Date: December 14, 2015 Variety reports that after four years of tests and algorithm tweaks, Netflix is on the verge of making a significant change to the way it streams shows by allocating different bit… Read more »

You Can Now Watch Netflix on a Virtual Reality Headset

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Description:You can now watch Netflix shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” on the Samsung Gear VR — an Oculus virtual reality headset. Source: CNN Money Date: September 24, 2015 Netflix became the first of several streaming media apps to launch on Oculus’ virtual reality app store Thursday. Its shows will still be in… Read more »

Why Apple Would Want to Take on Netflix

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Description:Producing original movies or TV series fits with the company’s business model, analyst says. Source: CBC News Date: Sept 7th, 2015 A never-ending media industry rumour has resurfaced: According to a report in Hollywood trade publication Variety, later confirmed by other news outlets, Apple is exploring options to produce original online programming, the goal being to… Read more »

U.S. Netflix In Canada Could Be History If Copyright Holders Have Their Way

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Description: Here in Canada, Netflix is about to face the CRTC, adhere to Canadian broadcasting regulations, and pay into the CanCon Media fund. Source: Huffington Post Date: September 18, 2014 Major media companies are beginning to lobby Netflix and other streaming services to prevent users from accessing content available in other countries. Currently, about a third of Canadians… Read more »

Rogers to Take on Netflix and Hulu with Launch of Video-streaming Service

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Description: Rogers is attempting to compete in the video-streaming industry with an on-demand type option of network shows available the day after they are aired. Source: TechVibes Date: January 14, 2014 Rogers is reportedly looking at taking a slice of the streaming media pie. In aCartt.ca online trade magazine report, editor-in-chief Greg O’Brien says, “Rogers has spent more… Read more »

Can AOL Compete in Video?

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Description: Once again AOL is attempting break into the online video market. With a handful of new acquisitions and launches, AOL is hoping for success this time around because online video is one of the strongest draws for people – and it’s a great way to increase engagement time, which translates almost directly into advertising time…. Read more »

A Clever End Run Around the Movie-Streaming Gremlins

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Description: Streaming Video Without the Wait –Zediva’s secret is so outrageous, you may think it’s an early April Fool’s prank. But it’s no joke. Source: Nytimes.com Date: March 21, 2011 Above all, fellow cinephiles, we can’t have both $1 movies (like those you rent at Redbox kiosks) and instant access to the newest releases. You… Read more »