‘House of Cards’ Star Kevin Spacey Urges TV, Film Industries To Embrace Online Video, Consumer Choice


In his address to the Edinburgh Television Festival, Oscar-winning actor and Netflix’s “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey urged the entertainment industry to take advantage of consumer interest in television shows like his, which are eclipsing movies as a source of character-driven dramas. British newspaper The Daily Telegraph quoted Spacey as saying: “[In 1990] the […]

How Does Netflix Make Their User Recommendations?


After binging on “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black,” how does Netflix determine what a user should watch next? Netflix has a complex recommendation algorithm that is worked on by 800 engineers at Netflix’s Silicon Valley officers so users can get more viewing ideas. Until Netflix rolled out its user profiles recently, […]

Parody Rap Songs Are Why YouTube Won’t Have An Emmy-Worthy Prestige Drama Anytime Soon


The talk of the town last week among television critics and streaming video aficionados was the staggering 14 Emmy nominations earned by Netflix. Original Netflix series “House of Cards” brought in nine nominations while “Arrested Development,” which aired its fourth season exclusively on Netflix, earned three more nominations, including lead actor in a comedy. With […]

Netflix Makes Online Video History With 14 Emmy Nominations


For the first time in Primetime Emmy history, Netflix shows “House of Cards,” “Hemlock Grove” and “Arrested Development” are the first non-television series to win major nominations. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations early this morning in Los Angeles. Netflix scooped 14 nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series for its […]

Tumblr Site Calls Out Netflix For Atrociously Cropping Its Movies


The latest trending Tumblr will make people want to think twice about their Netflix subscriptions. The site “What Netflix Does” calls out the streaming video site for atrociously cropping films to fit television screens and mobile devices without warning viewers. Films are ideally viewed in a 2.39:1 ratio, but Netflix doesn’t respect that ratio when […]

Netflix Introduces Max, a Playful Personal Assistant for Playstation 3 Users


Netflix users on the Playstation 3 are getting their own personal assistant. Starting today, the video-streaming site announced on its official blog that it launched Max, which helps users find recommended movies through games and humorous interaction. Some of the games that Max hosts include “The Rating Game,” where users rate on a five-star scale […]

Dreamworks To Bring More Original Animated Content To Netflix


Netflix and Dreamworks Animation announced a deal that would bring more original animated series to the video streaming site, the Associated Press reported. Netflix said that the deal with Dreamworks was its biggest deal ever for original programming and will consist of 300 hours of new series starting in 2014. Some of the new series […]

No More Mixed Up Recommendations: Netflix To Launch Multiple User Profiles By Late August


Netflix will make it easier for households that share one account to create multiple profiles, Vice President of Innovation Todd Yellin told Yahoo News. He said that the video-streaming platform will launch the feature sometime by late August. The move would end the frustration of multiple users mixing up their Netflix recommendations. Up to five […]

Redditor Re-Edits Entire ‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Into Chronologically Ordered Episodes


The main criticism about the fourth season of “Arrested Development” is that the episodes focus on a single character with intersecting storylines instead of being part of an overarching storyline. The lack of an overall storyline has disappointed rabid fans of the series, which made its return on Netflix in May after a seven-year absence. […]

Viacom Leaves Netflix, Announces Partnership With Amazon


Viacom jumped ship from its longtime home on Netflix and signed a multi-year exclusive deal with Amazon to stream their content on the platform, The Wall Street Journal reported. Thousands of shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and other cable channels owned by Viacom as well as hundreds of movie titles will be available on the […]

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