Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Highlights: Competition with Target Corporation (TGT), Los Gatos Project, The League & More

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Target Joins Netflix’s List Of Competitors With Video Streaming Plans (Trefis)
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) plans to join the video streaming bandwagon as demand surges in the U.S. The retailer’s streaming service ‘Target Ticket’ will have a catalog of 15,000 movies and TV shows and will be available on PCs, Macs, Xbox, iPhone, iPad and Android based devices over time. Should Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) be worried at all? We don’t think so as Target’s service is more akin to Apple’s iTunes and Wal-Mart’s Vudu and will allow users to rent or purchase individual movies. Netflix has flourished despite the presence of such services and its real competition lies with Amazon, Redbox (with Verizon), Dish Network’s Blockbuster and Hulu.

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Netflix project challenged (again) by Los Gatos community group (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
Two days after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) signed a deal to lease the first two buildings of a long-awaited new campus in Los Gatos, a community group has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the project in its tracks. But it’s unclear what effect — if any — the lawsuit may have on the project, given that a judge recently dismissed a similar complaint from the same group.

Netflix says Open Connect partner RCN delivers Netflix best in Boston (FierceOnlineVideo)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Open Connect partner RCN delivers the best Netflix “experience” of any ISP in the Boston region, Netflix said this week. The ranking could give RCN more marketing fodder as it attempts to lure the back-to-school crowd to its broadband service this fall. RCN already promotes its partnership with Netflix on its website.

‘The League’ Season 4 Hits Netflix (WebProNews)
The fourth season of FX’s comedy The League is now available on Netflix in the U.S. as of today. The addition couldn’t get here soon enough for fans of the show, as Season 5 debuts on FXX on Wednesday, and the NFL season itself begins on Thursday. The fourth season includes thirteen episodes, including: Training Camp, The Hoodie, The Freeze Out, The Breastalyzer, Judge MacArthur, Tailgate, The Vapora Sport, The Anchor Baby, Bro-lo El Cordero, Our Dinner with Andre, 12.12.12, A Krampus Carol and The Curse of Shiva.

Netflix Slots Russell Peters Comedy Special, Documentary Series for Oct. 14 (Variety)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will make its first foray into original comedy and documentary programming with Canadian comic Russell Peters next month, as the Internet streamer continues to fashion itself in the image of a premium cable network. Starting Oct. 14, Peters’ 70-minute stand-up comedy performance, “Notorious,” and four-part docu-series “Russell Peters vs. the World” following the comic on tour will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available: the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Scandinavia and The Netherlands.