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  • Netflix still piling up viewers and big programming bills

    July 17, 2017 8:44 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves. But the online video service has a long-term problem: its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it. That hasn't been a big issue so far. Investors have... more »
  • Chappelle celebrates Netflix release with all-star party

    March 21, 2017 11:19 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Dave Chappelle has celebrated Tuesday's release of a pair of Netflix comedy specials with some high-profile friends. USA Today reports Chappelle hosted a late-night party Monday at a Hollywood club ahead of the specials' release. Kanye West, Kendall Jenner and Stevie Wonder were among those in attendance.... more »
  • Netflix to finish and release Orson Welles' final film

    March 14, 2017 8:48 PM

    NEW YORK - Orson Welles' last film finally has a home. Netflix has acquired the global rights to Welles' "The Other Side of the Wind" and will finance its completion and restoration. Netflix's announcement Tuesday brings to a close the decades-long mystery surrounding one cinema's greatest filmmakers. Welles never completed... more »
  • 'Stranger Things' season 2 set to hit Netflix on Halloween

    February 6, 2017 8:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Netflix has used the Super Bowl to announce the return of "Stranger Things." Last summer's 1980s-set science-fiction hit for the streaming service will return for a second season on Halloween later this year. Netflix previewed the season in a trailer that debuted during Sunday night's Super Bowl.... more »
  • On Inauguration Day, 'House of Cards' announces May return

    January 20, 2017 1:19 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS - "House of Cards" will return in May for a fifth season. The show's Twitter account posted a video on Inauguration Day featuring an upside-down U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. The video ends with the date May 30. An upside-down flag is a signal of... more »
  • You can now download shows on Netflix

    November 30, 2016 12:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Netflix subscribers can now download shows and movies to watch during a flight, when traveling by car, or for any other time when there is limited or no access to the internet. The download option was announced Wednesday and a number of shows and movies were made... more »
  • US official: Non-state actor likely to blame for cyberattack

    October 25, 2016 8:42 PM

    WASHINGTON - National Intelligence Director James Clapper says it appears that a "non-state actor" was behind a massive cyberattack last week that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix. Clapper says investigators are gathering a lot of data and preliminary indications are that a non-state actor is to... more »
  • Netflix engineers rescue Luke Cage after service falters

    October 1, 2016 8:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Superhero Luke Cage can thank Netflix's engineers for coming to his rescue. The streaming service was down for more than two hours Saturday, one day after the debut of a live-action series with the Marvel Comics hero. In a Twitter message posted at about 3:30 p.m. EDT... more »
  • Streaming services: What Amazon, Netflix and Hulu cost

    April 18, 2016 1:26 PM

    NEW YORK - Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu, offering a stand-alone streaming service for the first time. Starting this week, the e-commerce company says customers can now pay $8.99 a month just to watch Amazon's Prime video streaming service. Previously, the only way to get access to... more »
  • The latest in gadgets: Netflix viewers binge on

    January 6, 2016 2:48 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Netflix subscribers watched 12 billion hours of programming on the Internet video service during the final three months of 2015, a nearly 50 percent increase from the previous year. CEO Reed Hastings disclosed the growth during a Wednesday presentation in Las Vegas at CES, a high-profile showcase... more »
  • Netflix offers new parents a year off of work

    August 4, 2015 8:16 PM

    LOS GATOS - Families expecting a child and also looking for a new job might try Netflix since the video service company announced Tuesday it will offer a year's paid leave to workers who have newborns. The Associated Press reported the news was first posted to the company's blog.... more »
  • Netflix brings its streaming video service to Cuba

    February 9, 2015 3:15 PM

    LOS GATOS, CA - Netflix is launching its movie and TV show streaming service in Cuba as Internet access in the country improves and credit and debit cards become more widely available. Netflix, which is working on international expansion and hopes to be in about 200 countries by the end... more »
  • Netflix says it wants to stream 'The Interview'

    January 7, 2015 12:16 PM

    PASADENA, CA - Netflix's chief content officer says the streaming service wants to make Sony's "The Interview" available to its 53 million worldwide subscribers. Ted Sarandos of Netflix would not comment Wednesday on efforts to make that possible, however. The movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco is available on... more »
  • Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special

    November 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Netflix says it is postponing Bill Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special. A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of "Bill Cosby 77." This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women. Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt,... more »
  • Obama wants ban on Internet 'fast lane' deals

    November 10, 2014 10:05 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster. In a statement released by the White House Monday, the president called for an "explicit ban" on such deals. Obama also said that... more »
  • Netflix unveils new way to share recommendations

    September 2, 2014 10:25 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is giving its Internet video subscribers a more discreet way to recommend movies and TV shows to their Facebook friends after realizing most people don't want to share their viewing habits with large audiences. Until now, Netflix subscribers linking the service to their Facebook accounts automatically... more »

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