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    Netflix Gives Raider Icahn Poison Pill, Protects Itself from Buyout Until 2015

    Netflix is protecting itself from takeover-hungry Carl Icahn. On November 5 Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced that the company has a new three-year stockholder rights plan, allowing it to allocate one "right" to each of its outstanding shares, making Netflix's seizure more difficult ...

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    President Obama's Favorite TV Shows, And The Movie We Know He Loves: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    Ever wonder which TV shows the Obamas have on their DVR? Well, President Obama tells TV Guide that his favorite shows are "Homeland," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire" ("one of the greatest shows of all time") and "SportsCenter"...

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    Netflix Will Premiere Original Series 'House of Cards' with Kevin Spacey on February 1st

    Netflix will premiere on February 1 David Fincher's anticipated original series "House of Cards," starring Kevin Spacey. And Netflix will make the entire 13-episode series available to its subscribers all at once. Fincher, the executive producer of the series, directs the first two episodes. He is...

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    David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House of Cards' Gets a Premiere Date and a Release Plan

    Hulu's been adding original series from the likes of Richard Linklater, and Morgan Spurlock and Netflix unveiled Steve Van Zandt mobster dramedy "Lilyhammer" as its own first original show in February, the true test of the impact a TV series created for and premiering exclusively on a streaming site...

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    Tony Bennett Doc 'The Zen of Bennett' to Get a Release Through Netflix and Abramorama

    Abramorama and Netflix have closed deals to acquire rights to “The Zen of Bennett,” a feature-length documentary about legendary crooner Tony Bennett. Abramorama will handle a limited theatrical release in select cities beginning October 24, while Netflix will stream the film exclusively...

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    Netflix's Ted Sarandos Talks Original Programming

    It is not news that chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos is on the hunt for original programming for the content site, competing for content with the likes of HBO snd Showtime. That's why the DVD rental site, which has been making the transition to online streaming, chased down David Finche...

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    Netflix Acquires Ricky Gervais' Already Controversial New Series 'Derek'

    Derek, the title character played by Ricky Gervais in "The Office" creator's newest series, is a 49-year-old man who works in a home for the elderly, hunts autographs in his spare time with his friend Kev (David Earl) and is naive, simple and possibly mentally disabled. When the p...

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    'Arrested Development' and How the Rise of Binge Watching Is Changing TV

    "Arrested Development" is seeing a spike in viewers alongside a flurry of twitpics and social media updates for a program that returns next spring after seven years off the air thanks to Netflix's continuing experiment with original programming. But what has binge viewing done to us as consumers?

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    Netflix Series 'Orange Is The New Black' Finds Its Incarcerated Lead in Taylor Schilling

    Taylor Schilling landed the lead role of NBC's 2009-2010 medical show "Mercy" as an unknown with only one screen credit (in the indie academic drama "Dark Matter") to her name. She proved herself an interesting, offbeat lead as a nurse recently returned from a tour of du...

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    RADiUS-TWC Partners With Netflix to Make 'Bachelorette,' 'Butter,' 'Only God Forgives,' More Available for Streaming in 2013

    The Weinstein Company’s RADiUS-TWC has cut a multi-year deal with Netflix to feed its movies to the streaming site beginning in 2013. The arrangement will quickly increase the exposure of content from the new label, which just released its first film, “Bachelorette,” on VOD two wee...

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