Showtime hit Dexter, which recently wrapped its eighth and final season, is coming to Netflix Watch Instantly. The first four seasons of the show will be available October 1; seasons five through eight will start streaming January 1, 2014.
First, Netflix brought us binge viewing. Now it wants to shorten the time between TV seasons, stream in 4K and give us access to movies sooner.
Netflix will be first to air Aziz Ansari’s new comedy special, “Buried Alive.” It airs November 1. After that, Ansari will also sell it as a $5 download.
Most people have never heard of Hemlock Grove. Critics who watched it hated it. But Netflix nonetheless decided to renew the original series for a second season.
Netflix wants to triple its original content spend within the next few years, according to its Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos.
Netflix continues its competition with HBO by going into the stand-up comedy space. Altogether, the company may launch up to 16 original shows next year.
Netflix doesn’t release any ratings for its original content – but it’s keeping a very close watch on who is viewing what in order to greenlight and promote shows.
Netflix doesn’t just want to compete with traditional pay TV networks like HBO, Showtime and Starz – it wants to change television forever. The company envisions a future for TV in which old-fashioned things like ratings, schedule and recaps simply don’t matter anymore.
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.
Netflix streamed one billion hours to its subscribers in June, according to a note posted today by its CEO Reed Hastings. BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield calculates that this makes it cable’s biggest TV network, with viewers tuning in 80 minutes per day.