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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) News Updates: Scholastic Television Programmes, Laura Prepon Exits, Dutch still Lukewarm & More

Editor’s Note: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL)

Netflix Announces Top Rated And Award Winning Scholastic Television Programmes Now Available As Kids Go Back To School (Canada NewsWire)
As vacations wind down, school supplies stack up and everyone begins to get back into the school-year routine, Netflix has even more to offer families as they head back to school. Today Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Corp (NASDAQ:SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced a distribution agreement that will make popular television programmes and video content produced by Scholastic Media available to Netflix subscribers in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland and Latin America. This is the first time many of the Scholastic titles have been available in the streaming format.

Laura Prepon Exiting Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ (Hollywood Reporter)
Laura Prepon will not return as a series regular when season two of the drama returns, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. As first reported by BuzzFeed, Prepon will only return to the Lionsgate TV-produced drama to wrap up her storyline, though the door remains open for the actress to return to the series. “Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed,” a Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) rep said in a statement. Representatives for Prepon declined comment.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)Dutch still lukewarm about Netflix (Broadband TV News)
Around 10% of Dutch consumers say they will likely subscribe to Netflix when the streaming video services launches later in the quarter, according to Telecompaper. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is expected to launch in the country this September. Around 25% said they have no plans to take a subscription and 30% said they have never heard of Netflix. More customers with a tablet are interested in Netflix: 18% of consumers with two or more tablets intend to sign up when Netflix prices align with those from other countries.

Netflix: Not Cheap But Who Else is Slaying Cable? (Forbes)
Is cable television about to bite the dust? Some analysts have been predicting that will be the ultimate result of consumers’ enthusiasm about digital alternatives: every new subscriber to Hulu, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Amazon’s (AMZN) streaming services increases the probability that that individual’s local cable company will soon have one less customer. Nonetheless, it came as a shock to find one of cable’s giants putting forth the same point of view in an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this month. “There could come a day” that Cablevision Systems (CVC) stops offering traditional television transmission and relies on broadband Internet as its main source of revenue, the company’s CEO, James Dolan, said in the interview.

Does Netflix Need to Raise Prices in the Future? (Motley Fool)

Netflix: should I subscribe? (The Guardian)
So you’ve just signed up for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to watch new episodes of Breaking Bad. You’re not alone. Breaking Bad is why most people I know have Netflix. It’s why I have Netflix – after guzzling up the first four seasons on DVD in a dizzy, near-continuous, sleep-deprived, pizza-fuelled sitting at Christmas, I panic-subscribed because Netflix was the only place I could watch season five with any degree of legality (although the new episodes are also available on iTunes). But now what? Perhaps it’s time to explore Netflix a little more. The problem is that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will try to recommend things for you to watch, based on your love of Breaking Bad.

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