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    DIRECTV Joins Netflix in the Original Series Business; Will Audiences Come?

    Many companies are jumping into original production to keep their customers from falling away, from Netflix to DIRECTV. But Netflix has more to offer its subscribers at this point in the way of sophisticated taste algorithms than DIRECTV, which is ordering up its first original series, suspense thri...

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    "This is a 13-hour independent movie": Eli Roth and Brian McGreevy Talk 'Hemlock Grove' on KCRW

    "Hostel" director Eli Roth took to KCRW for a really interesting episode of "The Business" in which he and writer Brian McGreevy talked about their upcoming Netflix horror series "Hemlock Grove."

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    'Terra Nova' Will Not Get a Second Chance as a Netflix Series

    Upon canceling "Terra Nova" last month, Fox made it clear that it was shopping the series around to other networks who might be interested in taking a chance on the pricey dinosaur drama. The show did have a devoted fanbase, if not a big enough one for Fox to consider it worth bringin...

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    Eli Roth Heads to Netflix With Original Series "Hemlock Grove"

    The "Hostel" creator will executive produce and direct a new Gothic mystery series starring Famke Janssen.

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    After Quikster Missteps, Netflix Has Recovered

    There's no question that Netflix misjudged how to handle their necessary survival transition from DVD rentals to streaming. They left their customers feeling confused and betrayed during the Quikster-Netflix debacle.

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    Media Watch: Netflix in Cable Talks, Epix and ABC Family Launch Streaming Apps

    Netflix is talking cable partnerships. Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings has "quietly met" with some of the largest cable companies in the U.S. according to Reuters. These meetings have prompted rumors that certain cable channels might add movie streaming to their services. It's ...

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    Media Watch: Comcast Launches 'Streampix' to Challenge Netflix

    Cable behemoth Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has broken into the streaming platform business with its launch of Xfinity Streampix. StreamPix offers previous seasons of shows including "The Office," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," and "30 Rock," as well as such movies as "Brokeback Mountain," "Ocean'...

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    Netflix and Weinsteins Strike First Streaming Deal, Including Likely Oscar-Winner 'The Artist'

    It won’t be long before likely Oscar-winner “The Artist” will silently grace your instant queue. Yes, Netflix and The Weinstein Company have established a streaming deal.

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    Media Watch: Facebook Adds Apps, Sony vs. Cable TV, ImageCollect Biggest Celebrity Pics Library

    Facebook, two months after premiering new social apps through partnerships with Netflix, Spotify, Yahoo News, and The Washington Post, plans to go ahead and increase its app partnerships in 2012, reports AdAge. More applications will allow Facebook users to share what they read, watch and hear ...

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    AFM News: Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

    In case you were wondering, VOD distribution is here to stay. Look at JC Chandor's $3.5 million Margin Call, which lured a strong ensemble of name actors led by Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Zachary Quinto, and has passed the $1.5 million mark theatrically in limited release, as it was also available day-and-date on VOD. More and more people are learning, as Netflix had hoped, to download and stream movies from their cable companies or through Roku, iTunes, PS3 or TiVo. Several folks I know picked up on the publicity and ad noise surrounding Margin Call and watched it on its second weekend in theaters, at home. It's significa...

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