Netflix launches ‘My List’ bookmarking in Canada (The Globe and Mail)
Canadian Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) users are finally getting access to a feature many have been requesting since the video streaming service first launched here in 2010: the ability to build a list of movies and TV shows to watch later. Now the question is, will they use it? On Wednesday, Netflix began rolling out My List, which replaces a similar feature called Instant Queue that was previously available in the U.S.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s Instant Queue is getting an upgrade, and for the first time, subscribers outside the U.S. get the chance to save titles they want to stream later. The company, an online on-demand video service increasingly styling itself as a pure pay-TV competitor, launched “My List” Wednesday. For U.S. subscribers, it replaces and enhances what the instant streaming queue was — a place to store titles you already picked to watch.
Netflix buys exclusive rights to Weinstein Company movies (The Independent)
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has signed a deal with another major film production company, bagging the streaming rights to every Weinstein Company film from 2016. The two companies already had a deal which included streaming rights for The Artist, as well other foreign films and documentaries. This new deal augments that arrangement, and includes the output of Dimension Films – a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company (TWC).
As it expands abroad, the world’s largest subscription video service, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has yet to make a profit from its international operations. Britain’s Tesco Plc (TSCO) wants to make Netflix’s life overseas even more difficult. The U.K.’s biggest retailer is boosting investment in its digital download service, Blinkbox, which offers thousands of movies and TV series and will soon also feature e-books and music. The programs are streamed to computers, tablets, televisions and Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 3 consoles.
Netflix Plays the Waiting Game (Motley Fool)
Shares of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) are moving higher after another content deal that won’t kick in for several more years. Starting with its 2016 releases, Netflix will be the exclusive stateside U.S. subscription service to stream first-run titles by TWC and Dimension Films during the pay TV window, when movies become available to the premium movie channels. Netflix is already the streaming home for the studio’s foreign films and documentaries, so it isn’t a surprise to see this relationship expand.
Netflix jumps on Pay TV deal (CNBC)