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Word is Netflix May Be Canceling DVDs

Netflix customers are reporting shockingly long waits for DVDs rentals. On everything from new releases to movies that have been out for years. The current theory for the cause of the longer wait times is that Netflix is ordering fewer DVDs in preparation of canceling the service. Many people also believe Netflix is not replacing […]

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Netflix Launches In Germany This Week

  The German business magazine Wirtschafts Woche reported that Netflix will begin offering its services on Tuesday in Germany. Netflix has reportedly developed partnerships with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. Netflix has refused to confirm the release date only saying they expect to release Netflix in Germany “soon”. The iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps have been […]

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305,000 Americans Canceled Pay-TV In The 2nd Quarter 2014

With the average cost of cable hitting a record high of $103.26 per subscriber 305,000 Americans canceled their pay TV subscriptions in the 2nd quarter 2014 according to Wall Street analyst firm MoffettNathanson. With cheaper services like Netflix and Amazon that offer the same and some times more options compared to Cable a growing number of customers […]

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Could We See A Tax On Netflix?

Argentina just launched a 3% tax on all online subscription services in a effort to bring in more revenue. The tax has been called the “Netflix Tax” and the government see it as a way to get a head of decreasing revenue from traditional cable taxes. Source (This story is in Spanish) The tax in Argentina brings […]

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MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, And Many More Will Soon Be Available To Cord Cutters

Sony’s online cable service is gaining steam with the announced today of a big deal with Viacom that immediately gives the service a library of highly popular stations. Sony will offer 22 networks when it launches including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV. No release date has been announced for Sony’s streaming services but it is expected […]

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Amazon Instant Now Avalable On Android Phones

Amazon today announced that Prime members in the US, UK and Germany can now enjoy Prime Instant Video on their Android phones. The latest update of the Amazon App for Android combines the fast and easy mobile shopping experience customers have come to know and love with access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of […]

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Showtime Hints At Online Only Subscriptions To Non-Cable Customers

Comments made recently by Joseph Ianniello CBS COO make it appear that Showtime may soon be available to cord cutters. At the Nomura’s Digital Media Conference in NYC Ianniello said nothing in Showtimes contracts with cable and satellite providers “restricts us from doing something direct to consumer,”. He also reviled some interesting numbers that have […]

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Amazon Instant Changes How Season Pass Works

Update: We now have learned that the new Season Pass system charges the same price even if you own some of the shows already. You can learn more about this by clicking here. Amazon has changed how season pass works for some shows. In the past season show charged you as the shows where released. […]

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Cord Cutters Grew 44% Last Four Years

A recent study from Experian Marketing Services shows that 48 percent of all U.S. adults and 7 in 10 young adults watch streaming or downloaded video during a typical week and half of all adults typically stream video during a typical week.. An estimated 7.6 million U.S. homes today are considered cord-cutters, up from 5.1 […]

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