Netflix could partner with others to enter Asia

Asia is a tough market for Western companies, which is why Netflix is considering to partner with a local player as it looks for further international expansion options. The revelation was made during Tuesday’s Q3 earnings call, which had a somewhat sobering tone.

Amplification & the changing role of media

As more sources of news start to go direct by posting their thoughts to their blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages, a journalist’s role becomes more about deciding what to amplify and what to ignore.

Netflix exec: Canada’s broadband caps “almost a human rights violation”

Low broadband caps in Canada put that country close to third-world countries, and overage charges almost amount to human rights violations: Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos blasted broadband caps and usage-based-billing employed by Canadian ISPs during an investor event Thursday afternoon.

Redbox Instant: No TV shows, way fewer movies

Redbox Instant by Verizon doesn’t want to beat Netflix with a bigger catalog, but rather focus on fewer titles that matter. You know, like that Redbox kiosk in your supermarket. Coinstar CEO Paul Davis revealed some details about the service during an interview.

Former Lovefilm boss: Netflix could have stormed Europe years ago

As it takes a hammering at home, Netflix is pinning its hopes on getting traction in Europe. But Adam Valkin, the founding CEO of rival video service Lovefilm, says that the US company could have owned the market if it hadn’t pulled out of a European launch in 2004.

Update: Firm backs off claim that Olympics are impacting Netflix

ISP technology provider Procera Networks now says its data indicating that Netflix traffic was down 25 percent Sunday was a “blip,” and that the company’s streaming activity is back up to “normal levels.” It also says its data covers only its clients’ networks.

paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix (s NFLX) thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002.