Why Netflix Is Pushing ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘House of Cards’ in 4K Ultra HD

With 4k TVs still a rare thing, Netflix’s push for delivering 4K content may have more to do with net politics than user experience. Virtually none of Netflix’s 45-plus million customers have a 4K Ultra HD television today. So why is the company bothering to expend cycles to offer “House of Cards” season two, “Breaking Read MoreRead More

How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood

To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. The Atlantic took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our their own new-genre generator. If you use Netflix, you’ve probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. Some of them just seem Read MoreRead More

Netflix Wants To Replace The Movie Theater

The internet streaming giant wants to displace the movie theater. If you hate spending money to see lame new Hollywood movies in theaters, Netflix wants to fix that for you, by letting you watch all of the lame new Hollywood movies on your own couch. This, in Netflix’s estimation, might actually make movies better. It Read MoreRead More

How Netflix Uses Piracy to Pick Its Programming

Tracking what’s popular among the pirate sites is part of the Netflix buying strategy. In addition what’s popular among TV viewers in a given country, “when purchasing series, we look at what does well on piracy sites,” Netflix VP of content acquisition Kelly Merryman said, according to a translation of her comments to Tweakers, a technology website based Read MoreRead More

It Takes a ‘War Room’ to Launch Netflix’s Series

Go behind the scenes of the of a Netflix launch as their premiere new episodes of “Orange is the New Black” Netflix’s Internet video subscription service works around the clock, but it’s unusual for more than two dozen of the company’s engineers and top managers to be huddled in a conference room at 10:30 on Read MoreRead More

Why There Are So Many Terrible Movies on Netflix

Meghan Neal explains how Netflix with it’s wealth of data on consumer streaming habits may have revived the B-Movie industry: It’s finally happened: I’ve run out of things to watch. The blockbuster hits and grand Oscar-chasers and addictive TV shows are on summer break, and I’m left scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel on Read MoreRead More

Will Netflix Become the Next Big Hollywood Studio?

With the success of ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘House of Cards,’ is the service poised to make feature-length films? No doubt you’ve heard plenty about the return of Arrested Development for a fourth season, this time on Netflix, which paid to resurrect the old Fox sitcom for 15 streaming-only episodes. It follows on the heels of Netflix’s successful Read MoreRead More

House of Cards – A Netflix Original – Trailer

Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Oscar® winner Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex, and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) and Corey Stoll (“Midnight in Paris”) costar in the first original series Read MoreRead More

What Filmmakers Need To Know About Video On Demand

Video On Demand is changing the way filmmakers reach their audiences.  Jason Brubaker lays out the field of Video On Demand (VOD) and what you need to know to distribute your film electronically. While it is possible that your movie will be a break out hit, it is more likely that your movie will end up as Read MoreRead More

Mitch Hurlwitz on Reviving “Arrested Development”

The revived TV show is a new breed of animal. Thanks to DVDs and Netflix streaming, TV shows can now find a core audience even years after they originally aired. Vulture spoke with writer and creator Mitch Hurlwitz on the experience of bringing back the dysfunctional Bluths after six years and laying down the foundation for a future film.Read More

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