Netflix Banks on Stand-Up Comedy in New Strategy (Atlantic Wire)
If orange is the new black, then Aziz Ansari is the new House of Cards. In an effort to establish the service as a home for new standup comedy specials a la HBO, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will be heavily promoting Ansari’s Buried Alive, Brian Stelter of the New York Times reports today. We knew this was coming. Back in July Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells announced that Netflix intended to distribute more original documentaries and stand-up comedy specials. “Netflix has become a big destination for fans of these much loved and often under-distributed genres,” Hastings and Wells said, per Variety.
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 Gets A Netflix Release Date (WebPro News)
As fans know, the fourth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead is just around the corner, but many are also waiting for last season to hit Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Well, that’s just around the corner too, and will happen even sooner.
Netflix Just Got A Bunch Of New LEGO Titles (WebPro News)
A bunch of new LEGO titles just went live today on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), joining some that were already available. A spokesperson for the company tells us that the following titles were just added: LEGO Friends, LEGO Hero Factory, LEGO Atlantis, LEGO Bionicle, LEGO Bionicle 2 and LEGO Ninjago: Season 1. LEGO Ninjago: Season 2 will be available on 10/27, we’re told.
Netflix to board 007-drama Fleming (Broadcast)
The move will see the streaming service take secondary rights to the drama, which was commissioned by Sky Atlantic in the UK, after it airs on US cable network BBC America. Fleming, which is distributed by BBCW, stars Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond.
In Britain, grocer Tesco takes aim at Netflix with Blinkbox (Delaware Online)
As it expands abroad,Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), the world’s largest subscription video service, has yet to make a profit from its international operations. Britain’s Tesco Corporation (USA) (NASDAQ:TESO) wants to make Netflix’s life overseas even more difficult. Britain’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.