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Netflix isn't slowing down its efforts to win your kids' attention... if anything, it's ramping things up. The streaming service just unveiled five child-friendly shows that will arrive over the course of the next year. The first is a big one -- Netflix will offer a 26-episode reboot of Inspector ...

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Netflix's more serious movie-length productions have typically been documentaries, but the streaming video service is apparently ready to branch out. It just acquired Jadotville, a historical "war thriller" recreating a UN battalion's fight against overwhelming Congolese forces. While you may not ...

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CBS just announced its earnings for 2014, including $3.68 billion in revenue for Q4 (all those episodes of NCIS pay off, apparently), but its always-talkative CEO Les Moonves provided most of the interesting information. According to the NY Post's Clair Atkinson, he has confirmed that CBS has a de...

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We don't know why, but the third season of House of Cards popped up on Netflix today, well ahead of the planned February 27th release date. It appears to be gone again now (our stream of episode one is still going until Netflix rips it from our cold, dead browser tab) but that's the life of online...

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Two months after the United States renewed diplomatic ties with Cuba, Netflix is planting a flag on the island. A subscription requires an internet connection and starts at $8, the same as in the US and even across Latin America, where Netflix counts 5 million members since 2011. However, these re...

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Netflix recently announced it's raising $1.5 billion to fund new content, and a new rumor suggests one of the projects it could spend that dough on. The Wall Street Journal says the streaming company is working with Nintendo to develop a live action Legend of Zelda series -- just in time for that ...

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Score yet another big original programming win for Netflix: Baz Luhrmann's first-ever TV series, The Get Down, will be premiering on the company's streaming service next year. The show's also right in the Moulin Rouge director's musical wheelhouse. It's set in 1970's New York City, and follows the...

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During Netflix's last earnings call executives announced plans to reach 200 countries (up from the 50 or so currently served) over the next two years, and now CNBC's Julia Boorstin is hearing that will include Japan by this fall. Hulu actually beat Netflix there back in 2011, but sold off its serv...

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If you're a big fan of comedy specials that are unique Netflix, the latest from the man behind Parks and Recreation's Tom Haverford is on the way. On March 6th, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will premiere at 12:01 AM PT. The title is another Netflix original from Ansari, whose first, ...

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Once you've won the hearts of a planet as the dashing lead in a science fantasy show, you're faced with the lingering specter of typecasting. One actor who has managed to avoid such perils is David Tennant, who has thrown himself into any - and every - role imaginable to avoid being known as just ...

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If there's one thing that America loves more than Netflix, it's movies where Adam Sandler sits around in loungewear cracking wise with Kevin James. It was back in October that the streaming company decided to give the public what it needed, teaming up with the actor's production company to knock o...

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As promised, the movie Kim Jong Un preferred you didn't see is now available if you have a Netflix subscription (and an account in US or Canada). Whether or not watching The Interview is a good idea is still a matter of taste/importance, but at this point it really couldn't get any easier (at leas...

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Last year at the Sundance Film Festival Mark Duplass implored indie filmmakers to "get their goddamn movies on Netflix" and this year, it's clear he'll be doing more of that. At this year's festival, Netflix announced it has a four-picture deal with Mark (The League) and Jay Duplass (Transparent) ...

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In the midst of Netflix's Q4 financial report (if you're wondering - it added the expected amount of subscribers this time, unlike Q3) it revealed a few things viewers will actually be interested in. First of all, it's going to have The Interview available for streaming to US and Canadian subscrib...

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The next time you're on a trip, you may have something to watch on the hotel room TV besides the usual so-so channels and on-demand movies. Marriott has confirmed to Bloomberg that it's trialing access to streaming services like Hulu, Netflix and Pandora on TVs in eight of its hotels. It's not cer...

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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations: What the Hell Happened to 'Selma'? by...

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You can access Netflix on pretty much anything these days, but until now TalkTalk's YouView boxes have been a notable exception. Thankfully, that particular omission has now been rectified, after the quad-play provider confirmed it'll be making the service available to its TV customers throughout ...

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