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One Choice ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Viewers Had No Problem Making

With over 5-1/2 hours of additional material filmed, Charlie Brooker‘s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch offered up a series of choices that grew not just in importance to the story but also in moral ambiguity–choices viewers are still debating online as you read this. All this while legions of Black Mirror fans continue looking to claim the […]

Netflix, ’13 Reasons Why’ Cast Still Renegotiating Contracts for Season 3

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said during a recent annual shareholder meeting, “It (13 Reasons Why) is controversial. But nobody has to watch it.” Now comes word that there’s one reason why fans of the popular drama series might not get “to watch it” – and it has nothing to do with controversy. With the first season 3 table […]

Netflix Fires Communications Director for N-Word Use During Meeting

Netflix has ousted Communications Chief Jonathan Friedland following reports of repeated usage of the N-word during meetings. In a memo posted on Friday, June 2nd, CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings announced the firing of Friedland, citing “descriptive use of the N-word on at least two occasions at work showed unacceptably low racial awareness and sensitivity.” Considering Friedland […]

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Netflix CEO “Not So Big” on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

With 117 million subscribers and its ability to both buy existing projects as well as develop original content from ground up, Netflix has proven itself to be a growing influential force throughout every corner of the multimedia landscape — which is why the streaming service’s policy towards adding “inclusion riders” is catching a number of […]

Netflix Keynote Address From CES 2016

Netflix gave the keynote address at CES 2016 this week. It was a presentation from CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and the company has released that video for everyone to see. Hastings starts be showing how the natural evolution of television lead to internet streaming services like Netflix. He […]

Amazon Getting into TV, Netflix Want to be a Cable Service

This imminent new Apple Television that’s just going to merge the computer and the goggle box once and for all has been a long time coming, but it’s going to land smack on the nose of the zeitgeist, it seems. Fortune magazine have caught a little slip-up from Joe Lewis, a new executive at Amazon. […]

Netflix Ditch Qwikster, Keep DVD And Streaming Under Same Roof, And Yahoo Forget Hulu

It’s been less than a month since Netflix announced plans to divide their streaming and disc-by-mail services entirely, keeping their customer’s streaming queues at the Netflix site and setting up something called Qwikster for DVD and Blu-ray orders. Today, a screeching U-turn as the plans for Qwikster hit the can. The Netflix CEO and founder […]