Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Steps Down, Co-CEOs to Replace Him

Reed Hastings is stepping down as CEO of Netflix, vacating a position he has held since 1999, after co-founding the company in 1997.

Netflix Confirms Ad-Supported Plans Are On the Way

Netflix has confirmed rumors that it is working on ad-supported plans as the company looks to grow its subscriber base.

Netflix Just Revealed How Many People Watched Something

Do you know how many people watch House of Cards? How about Orange Is The New Black? No. No you don’t. Netflix, a company which isn’t beholden to advertisers and traditional ratings, doesn’t like to disclose viewership numbers. In fact,…

Netflix Lets Epix Deal Expire As Hulu Enters Multi-Year Agreement

Netflix announced that it has decided not to renew an agreement in the US with cable network Epix, which means it is dropping a bunch of big-name movies from its offering. Hulu is picking up where Netflix left off, announcing…

Netflix Plans To Debut New, Original Content Every 2 1/2 Weeks

Netflix has come a long way in terms of original programming since it first premiered Lilyhammer in early 2012. It feels like they’ve been at it for a long time, but keep in mind, we’re only just nearing the third…

‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 In No Danger From Maryland Tax Situation, Says Netflix

Earlier this year, reports came out that the production of House of Card: Season 3 was being held up as two bills in Maryland would affect tax breaks, which have been a key in the show being produced in the…

Netflix Talks ‘House Of Cards’ Performance

Netflix held its Q1 earnings call on Monday talking about plethora of topics from pricing changes to Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Naturally, its original series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black came up. The former’s second…

Netflix Defends Content Release Strategy

Since Netflix has been offering its customers original shows, it has been offering them full seasons at a time, catering to the well-known binge-watching phenomenon. Netflix’s competitors have often criticized this approach, and when the company changed the strategy up…

Netflix Talks More About Its Original Theatrical Movie Aspirations

You may recall last fall when Netflix expressed interest in making original movies – big ones that would come out on Netflix the same day they hit theaters. Content chief Ted Sarandos spoke at a Film Independent event, where was…

Original Content To Be An Increasingly Big Part Of Netflix’s Content Spending Pie

Netflix is going full throttle with its original content, and things aren’t going to be slowing down anytime soon. New seasons of most of last year’s originals are coming out this year, and first seasons of a handful of completely…

Netflix: Ads Are Not Something We’re Contemplating

Netflix says it has no intentions of including ads in or around its content. The company released its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday. Shortly afterwards, the company held a Google+ Hangout with company execs and analysts. One analyst suggested that…

Netflix Eyes Original Movies – ‘Big’ Ones That Would Pop Up the Same Day They Hit Theaters

Recently, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said that Netflix is going to double its spending on original content. And why wouldn’t they? Between House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, original comedy specials, and the surprise mega-hit Orange Is The New Black,…

‘House Of Cards’ Season 3 May Happen After All

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos gave a keynote speech at Film Independent’s annual confab over the weekend, suggesting that we might just see a third season of the Emmy-winning House of Cards. Things hadn’t been looking very promising for…

Netflix Earnings Out, Company Announces 40 Million Subscribers

Netflix just released its Q3 earnings report beating Wall Street expectations. The company says it now has over 40 million members, up from less than 30 million a year ago. They added about 1.3 million during the quarter (11% higher…

‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Or Movie Will Come To Netflix, ‘No Question’

I’m not sure if there was really much question at this point anyway, but we now have new comments from Netflix indicating that there will be more Arrested Development coming to the service without question. The question is still whether…

Netflix’s ‘Sense8’ Hopes To Do For TV What ‘The Matrix’ Did For Film

Earlier this year, we learned that Netflix secured the exclusive rights to a new sci-fi thriller series called Sense8, which comes from the Wachowskis (of The Matrix fame) and Babylon 5 writer J. Michael Straczynski. So far, little is known…

Netflix Is About To Double Its Original Content Investment

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos spoke to at the RTS Cambridge Convention, where he revealed that the company plans to double its spending on original content in the coming years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sarandos said that originals are…

Arrested Development Returning To Netflix Appears To Be ‘Definite’ And ‘Absolute’

It was already highly likely that we were going to see Arrested Development come back to Netflix. Both creator Mitch Hurwitz and executives at Netflix have expressed great interest in developing the show further, but nothing has been official. Well,…

Netflix Could Totally Double New Content Next Year Says Ted Sarandos

If you were Netflix, with the massive success of House of Cards, the love-it-or-hate-it buzz generated by Hemlock Grove, and the pure madness surrounding the launch of season 4 of Arrested Development – why wouldn’t you want to expand your…

Netflix Access Slows BitTorrent Activity, Says Netflix’s Ted Sarandos

Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos (the guy who has led content acquisition since 2000) thinks that the best way to curb piracy is to give the people some good alternatives. “I think people do want a great experience and…