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In Netflix China push, domestic tech giants, online habits block path to success

mobile.reuters.com — To succeed in China, Netflix may also need flexibility in its business model, both in finding ways to accept payments and in coping with a domestic streaming market built on advertising rather than subscriptions. And it may need to tailor its programming - "House of Cards" has aired in China in dubbed form, to critical acclaim, but garnered comparatively small audiences.

In Netflix China push, domestic tech giants, online habits block path to success

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake/Files The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California in this October 14, 2014 file photo. Netflix said on Tuesday it would expand to as many as 200 countries within two years, up from about 50 now, to extend its growth prospects.

Netflix accelerates global push as U.S. growth slows

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California October 14, 2014. Netflix said on Tuesday it added 4.3 million subscribers in the quarter that ended in December, beating its own guidance thanks to higher-than-expected interest overseas. Investors welcomed the news, sending shares up 15 percent in after-hours trading.

Netflix adds 4.3M streaming subscribers, shares soar

stltoday.com — Netflix Inc. added 4.3 million net subscribers to its TV and movie streaming service worldwide in the fourth quarter, helped by expansion into new markets, sending its shares soaring in after market trading. The online movie streaming giant's shares rose as much as 14.4 percent to $398.90, after it also reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit.

NBC to stream Super Bowl for free

reviewjournal.com — U.S. TV network NBC will stream 11 consecutive hours of live content on Super Bowl Sunday free of charge, including the game and halftime show, to raise awareness of its online viewing platforms among the event's traditionally record audiences. Starting at noon Eastern time on Feb.

NBC woos online viewers with 11-hour stream on Super Bowl Sunday

reuters.com — Jan 18, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) pumps his fists as he heads to the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Starting at noon Eastern time on Feb.

For NBC chief, 'critical mass' of accusers ended Cosby's TV show

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson Actor Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York April 6, 2011. Greenblatt, speaking at a Television Critics Association meeting, said it was "safe to say" NBC would never pursue a future show with the comedian, who starred in the network's hit 1980s family sitcom "The Cosby Show."

Theaters clamor for Oscar contenders 'Budapest,' 'Birdman'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz 1 of 2. Actors Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, director Wes Anderson, Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray (L-R) pose to promote the movie 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin February 6, 2014.

Walt Disney Parks runs mix fitness, fantasy

torontosun.com — At 5 a.m. on a Sunday, thousands of people stream down Disneyland Drive dressed in a mix of running gear, homemade costumes and face paint as Captain America, Thor or The Hulk.

Media embracing digital TV with strings attached

reuters.com — The debate over digital rights that determine how and when content is consumed is adding a new layer of complexity to negotiations between media companies and distributors, leading to drawn-out wrangling and programming blackouts in some cases. Such disputes are not new, but the need to hammer out a variety of digital rights is making talks more complicated.
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