As the clock crawled towards midnight Thursday on the West Coast, Netflix’s engineers sat around a conference table in the company’s War Room and waited for the moment that season two of the company’s original series “House of Cards” would debut across the world. And as many of Netflix’s 40 million subscribers tuned in to the exploits of power-hungry Vice President Frank Underwood, the engineers kept track of each and every one of them, reported Queena Kim of Marketplace.
When Greg Whiteley first heard about a meeting with the Romney family to discuss whether he should run for president in 2008, he thought it sounded like the beginning of a great documentary. Little did he know that he would end up with “MITT,” a Netflix original documentary that provides an intimate look at Mitt Romney and his family over the course of two presidential campaigns. Continue reading
There’s money in the banana stand, but what about in streaming entertainment? Traditional TV shows are showing up on online-only venues, including "Arrested Development," which is getting a second wind on Netflix after being canceled in 2006. Gwen Ifill talks to show producer Brian Grazer and Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times. Continue reading
A dispute between an online company that sends spam emails and a company trying to mitigate spam has led to the one of the largest reporter cyber attacks in history, creating slow access to websites like Netflix and others around the world. Hari Sreenivasan talks over the case with Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times. Continue reading
Traditional Hollywood studios now compete with streaming content providers like Netflix and Amazon to capture viewers’ attention. Hari Sreenivasan looks at the growing impact of broadband and its effect on our viewing habits and entertainment industry with Brian Stelter of the New York Times and Lisa Donovan of Maker Studios. Continue reading
Major changes to the Netflix rental system sent its stock plummeting Tuesday after losing 800,000 customers between June and September. Margret Warner discusses Netflix’s recent business troubles with StreamingMedia.com’s Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang. Continue reading
What have you been watching on your computer lately? More and more Americans are checking out movies and television program online. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the recent push toward more streaming content with GershonMedia’s Bernard Gershon. Continue reading