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With subscription video on demand revenue up 430 percent, Hollywood’s video business has actually shown growth for a full six-month period, according to the studio-backed Digital Entertainment Group. The DVD-cursed market hasn’t enjoyed full-year growth since George W. Bush was midway through his second term. Read more »

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The company meets investor revenue expectations, reporting $889 million for the three-month period ending April 30. But its 530,000 net streaming subscriber additions in the U.S. apparently hasn’t impressed investors — shares are down big in after-hours trading. Read more »


Six months following the departure of longtime marketing chief Leslie Kilgore, Netflix turns to an international marketing executive with deep roots in European media/entertainment. This comes, of course, as the company is about to embark on a major expansion of its Western European operations. Read more »


While upgrading Netflix’s stock rating to “neutral” from “sell,” Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible said that slow-moving competition as well as studios’ “addiction” on licensing fees will benefit the subscription streaming service in the near term. As for the long-term, Wible’s still not a believer. Read more »


Research firm Parks Associates finds that nearly one-fifth of premium cable subscribers would consider switching their entertainment dollars to Netflix. And 16 percent of cable/satellite subscribers would consider subscription video-on-demand over their pay TV provider’s VOD service. Read more »

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Mark Malkoff recently watched 252 Netflix movies in one single month to figure out how far he could take the company’s unlimited streaming plan. That instantly gained him notoriety as Netflix’s most obsessive user – and an invitation to the company’s campus in Los Gatos, Californa. Read more at GigaOM »


Since the sign-off of its Starz deal in February, Netflix’s streaming service has been largely devoid of new blockbuster movie titles. Can the arrival of top-grossing films like Thor, Transformers 3 and Immortals kickstart Netflix’s sluggish subscriber growth … and stock price? Read more »

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Porn is a huge driver of online traffic, and Netflix has been successfully conditioning millions of people to consume online video with an all-you-can-eat subscription. So why hasn’t the adult industry been able to get consumers to pay up for a Netflix for porn? Read more at GigaOM »

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