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  1. Netflix users watched 2 billion hours of video in last quarter

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    California based Netflix said today that its subscribers watched more than two billion hours of video in the final quarter of 2011. With more than 20 million customers, it means the average Netflix customer viewed close to 100 hours of video in the quarter or about one hour per day. In case...
  2. Netflix enters multiyear Pay TV deal with DreamWorks Animation

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    DreamWorks Animation, developers of such hit animated movies as Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar and Shrek, has announced a new multi-year agreement with internet streaming provider Netflix. Under terms of the deal, Netflix will have receive exclusive subscription television rights for first-run...
  3. Netflix splits off DVD by mail service into Qwikster

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    "I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation." Those were the first words in a blog posting yesterday by Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix in responding to the uproar by U.S. customers over the companies nearly 50% price increase in July 12th. In addition to apologizing to its customer base...
  4. YouTube launches movie rental service in Canada

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    In a post on the official YouTube blog, Google today announced that Canadians will now be able to rent over a thousand full-length movies from the site. Pricing for movies, which are DVD (480i) quality, starts at $2.99 for older films with new releases priced at $4.99. No high definition (HD)...
  5. Netflix creates section "Just for Kids"

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    In a nod towards the attracting more users with young children, California based Netflix has announced the introduction of new "Just for Kids" section on the Netflix website. The creation of the kid friendly section was in in recognition that almost half of the 25 million Netflix members in the...
  6. Netflix Canada tops one million Canadian customers

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    California based Netflix announced last week that its online video subscription service now has over one million subscribers in Canada. The popular service, lets English speaking customers stream a broad array of movies and TV episodes to their home computer or Netflix enabled consumer...
  7. NHL Vault now available on select Sony HDTVs

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    Sony Canada said today that NHL Vault is now available in Canada on select Sony Internet enabled HDTVs, Blu-Ray Disc Players and Home Theatre Systems. For $4.95 CAD per monthly subscription, NHL Vault allows hockey fans to watch 800 historic hockey games dating back the 1960s. NHL Vault will...
  8. Zip and Samsung announce Canadian movie streaming deal

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    Samsung Canada and Zip.ca have announced a deal which would allow Zip to offer its upcoming video streaming to owners of Samsung's line of internet connected Televisions, Blu-ray players and Home Theatre products. Similar to the Netflix apps found on many Internet enabled television, Zip users...
  9. Digital Home opens new Internet Television forum

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    In its tenth year, Digital Home’s readership continues to expand and membership in our Digital Forum continues to grow. The result is the demand for more discussion areas also continues to grow therefore we are pleased to announce the creation of our new Internet Television forum. The...
  10. Netflix lowers default picture quality to ease bandwidth usage

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    In a blog posting on its corporate website, Netflix Chief Product Office Neil Hunt has announced, that starting this week, the company has lowered its default picture quality in order to ease the amount of internet traffic generated by its customers. Hunt says Netflix now defaults users to its...
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