Sunday, February 26, 2017

Netflix

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Through a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court filings, Silicon Valley's biggest companies are taking a strong stand against President Donald Trump's travel ban, saying high tech needs immigrants' creativity and energy to stay competitive.

Although the companies are risking a...

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

When Oscar nominations are announced next week, Amazon is virtually assured of notching the first - but probably not the last - best-picture nomination for a streaming service.

Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," which Amazon plunked down $10 million for at the Sundance Film...

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Television's enthusiastic attic-rummaging for old shows to resurrect isn't abating.

With an increasing number of outlets in need of content, original ideas are augmented by reboots and sequels including "The X-Files," ''Fuller House," ''Gilmore Girls" and, debuting on Netflix, "One Day at...

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

William Shatner's bumpy flight. Burgess Meredith's smashed eyeglasses. The fateful misinterpretation of the phrase "to serve man." Even after a half-century, these memes can still deliver a jolt of recognition.

But if you're drawing a blank instead, that's OK. The anthology series "Black...

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

Netflix is testing the financial limits of its streaming video service as the rising cost of producing original programming pushes up subscription prices.

The latest reminder came Monday with the company's third-quarter earnings report, which revealed that Netflix added 370,000 U.S....

Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

A judge on Friday overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics.

U.S. Magistrate William Duffin in Milwaukee...

Friday, Jul. 29, 2016

As Baz Luhrmann walks on set for the press day of his first television series, "The Get Down," he can't separate his professional self from his personal self and settles in by directing his own interview.

Ever so apologetically, he makes suggestions to the crew and even asks for a monitor...

Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016

After years of spectacular success, Netflix is starting to hit some potholes. The high-flying internet video service added only 160,000 U.S. subscribers from April through June, its lowest gain in the period since splitting up its video-streaming and DVD-by-mail services five years ago.

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Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident - the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.

In Thursday's announcement of prime-time Emmy contenders...

Thursday, Jun. 30, 2016

Netflix plans to expand its Asian offerings to subscribers around the world by tapping more creators in the region, including "Snowpiercer" director Bong Joon-ho, its chief said Thursday.

CEO Reed Hastings said the U.S. streaming service company is looking at many projects throughout Asia...