"Arrested Development" will be reborn on Netflix on May 26. The subscription service announced the premiere date Thursday, saying that all 15 episodes of the comedy series will be posted at the same time.
Rivals Netflix and HBO will soon go head-to-head in Scandinavia. The two companies announced within hours of each other late Tuesday and early Wednesday that they plan to launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Many researchers, such as IHS Screen Digest, are saying that streaming video will surpass DVD and Blu-ray use within the year. One reason for this new trend is because streaming movies online on services like Netflix or Hulu is easier for most people, rather than using the physical media of a DVD.
The companies say their multiyear agreement will cover foreign-language movies, documentaries and some other films in the Weinstein vault, including the Academy Award-nominated "The Artist," and make them available for instant viewing on Netflix.
Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox's parent, said today that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon's quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells.
VIDEO: Scroll down the article to view CEO Reed Today, the company said it would reverse a previously announced decision to put its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services on separate websites, a plan that was widely derided by Netflix subscribers. Netflix Inc. plans to stick to pricing plans introduced in June, which means subscribers are now paying separately for streaming service and mailed DVDs. That change amounted to a price increase for most subscribers.
The world's largest retailer today started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc.'s business and just two weeks after Netflix announced new price increases.
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