In the latest move sure to infuriate subscribers, Netflix is dropping thousands of movies to focus on TV shows instead. If you want to stream “Scarface” or “Toy Story 3″ you’d better do it before Wednesday when these and thousands of other film titles will vanish for good, as Netflix’s Starz deal expires this week.
For Netflix, perhaps offering old TV shows is just cheaper than the latest films. Over the… Continue reading Netflix Starz Deal Expires: TV Over Movies For Popular Service?
Cable On DemandCable offers VOD programming (same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives) for rent, usually for 24- or 48-hour periods at prices from about $ 2.99 for older titles to $ 9.99 for new or exclusive releases. Since cable offers a direct connection from your cable provider, its VOD offerings are usually less prone to outside interference and can be streamed with surround sound and 3D when available.
The controversial… Continue reading The VOD Report: 'Anonymous,' 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,' 'Tower Heist,' 'The Rum Diary' and the Films Netflix No Longer Wants You to Watch Instantly
… Netflix is close to ordering 13 episodes of its own horror series, Hemlock Grove, from Eli Roth. It’s based on a not-yet-published novel by Brian McGreevy, and the story “re-imagines everything it means to be a monster as reflected in the struggle to be human.” Sounds like Being Human, but gothier. [Deadline]
… Eva Longoria has sold a legal drama to The CW. (Pause for laughter.) The show, called… Continue reading News Briefs: Netflix Is About to Nab a Horror Series from Eli Roth, Jennifer Beals Joins Castle
Announced for a likely return this past October, the fan-favorite television series “Arrested Development” is officially back and will arrive on Netflix in 2013. Official details are as follows:
In a landmark deal, all new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series Arrested Development will be coming exclusively to Netflix for its U.S. members to watch instantly, beginning in 2013.
For the first time in their histories, Twentieth… Continue reading Arrested Development Set For Netflix Return
If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was running for office, this would be the time to call him a flip-flopper. After last month’s announcement that Netflix would split into two companies — Netflix for online streaming and Qwikster for DVD-by-mail service — Hastings said on Monday morning that those plans have been scraped. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we… Continue reading Netflix Was Totally Kidding About Qwikster