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A Guide to Today's FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

FCC decision will almost certainly head to the courts

(Newser) - The Federal Communications Commission will vote on net neutrality today, after lengthy debate. Though the topic seems destined for the courts, the FCC's decision "is going to be a benchmark," a researcher tells USA Today . The board is expected to approve chairman Tom Wheeler's guidelines to... More »

New Pee-Wee Movie Coming to Netflix

Judd Apatow will produce

(Newser) - Word of a Judd Apatow-produced Pee-Wee Herman flick has been going around for a while now , and today Netflix announced that it has picked up the film. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday will, of course, star Paul Reubens in the title role; Reubens also co-wrote the screenplay, according to the Hollywood ... More »

Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards, Then Yanks It

Season 3 is quickly taken down

(Newser) - House of Cards fans likely know that season 3 doesn't arrive on Netflix until Feb. 27. Which is why it was pretty weird today when 10 new episodes showed up unannounced and available for live streaming. For a little while anyway. Netflix tells CNBC that a "bug in... More »

Report: Netflix Making a Legend of Zelda Live-Action Show

Nintendo has generally avoided TV, movies

(Newser) - Nintendo isn't exactly known for a love of TV and movies—one reason might be the disaster that was 1993's Super Mario Bros. movie. But the Wall Street Journal reports, via a "person familiar with the matter," that the video-game company is planning a new show,... More »

Parents Can Go to Bed Early on NYE Thanks to Netflix

'Madagascar' lemur has on-demand countdown so you can fool the kids

(Newser) - About a third of parents already fool their kids into welcoming the new year hours ahead of time, and for those inclined to join their ranks, Netflix has your back and it is in the form of a dancing lemur and an on-demand New Year's Eve countdown. King Julien,... More »

DiCaprio, Netflix Team Up on Gorilla Documentary

Leo is executive producer of 'Virunga'

(Newser) - Netflix's latest celebrity collaborator is Leonardo DiCaprio, reports CNN . But instead of starring in something a la Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, DiCaprio is serving as executive producer of a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. The film, called Virunga after the park in eastern Congo where... More »

CBS: Stream Our Shows for $6 a Month

Web subscription service will offer current and classic shows—but no NFL games

(Newser) - Yesterday, HBO announced it's launching a stand-alone Web streaming service. Today it's CBS making that call with CBS All Access, an on-demand service that offers streaming of current and past seasons of popular CBS shows, as well as classic shows, for $5.99 a month, TVLine.com reports.... More »

Adam Sandler to Star in 4 Movies —for Netflix

It's latest deal announced as Netflix shakes up the industry

(Newser) - Netflix has scored another big movie coup: Adam Sandler will star in four movies, made by his production company Happy Madison, that will debut exclusively on Netflix. In addition to no theatrical run, the films won't require a "studio middleman facilitating the deal," Entertainment Weekly reports. "... More »

Netflix's Latest Coup: Debut of Crouching Tiger Sequel

Martial arts movie part of deal to shake up movie biz

(Newser) - The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to deliver a high-flying kick to the movie business as we know it with a first-of-its kind distribution deal. The deal with the Weinstein Co. will see the martial arts movie released simultaneously on Netflix and in some Imax theaters next... More »

New Netflix Site Will Spoil Everything for You

Including some of the most popular movies and TV shows of all time

(Newser) - "What you are about to see cannot be unseen." That's the warning you'll get right before you enter Netflix's new website dedicated solely to spoilers for popular movies and TV shows. It’s almost unavoidable to be forewarned about what's going to happen on... More »

Coming to Netflix: Documentary Filmed by James Foley

He shot scenes for E-Team before disappearance

(Newser) - Before disappearing in Syria in 2012, American journalist James Foley wrapped filming on a documentary called E-Team, which earned rave reviews at this year's Sundance Film Festival, reports the Daily Beast . The film focuses on Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Team, which documents war crimes firsthand. Rolling after the... More »

Expect More Arrested Development

It's one of several Netflix projects in the works

(Newser) - The triumphant return of Arrested Development may have fizzled a bit last year , but Netflix is looking to try again. Chief content exec Ted Sarandos tells USA Today that he's "positive" another season is coming, though its timing depends on the actors' schedules. The plan is to have... More »

Game of Thrones Grabs 19 Emmy Noms

HBO series leads the pack

(Newser) - This year, the Emmys expanded the maximum number of best drama and comedy series nominees to seven, the Los Angeles Times reports—ultimately, just six were nominated in each category, but Netflix managed to snag a nod in each. But the biggest winner in the nominations game was Game of ... More »

First Netflix Talk Show: Chelsea Handler Signs On

She's leaving E! for the land of streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is ramping up its push into original programming with its first-ever talk show. Chelsea Handler, who is wrapping up her Chelsea Lately show on E! this summer, has signed on for a show set to begin in early 2016, reports the Daily News . Before its launch, Handler will deliver... More »

100+ Tech Titans to FCC: Your Plan Sucks

One commissioner also has concerns about anti-net neutrality rule

(Newser) - The FCC's plan to torpedo net neutrality got a truly impressive burst of backlash today, as a huge coalition of some of the biggest names in tech sent an open letter decrying it as "a grave threat to the Internet," the Verge reports. Well over a hundred... More »

Netflix Hiking Prices—for Some

Only for new members, at least at first

(Newser) - The bad news: Netflix is upping its prices this quarter. The good news: If you're already a customer, you'll get a "generous" grace period during which you'll continue to pay the current $7.99 monthly streaming fee, the company announced today in its quarterly earnings release.... More »

Netflix Email Scam Stole Private Documents

And a Pinterest scam is going around, too

(Newser) - Click on any Netflix tech-support emails lately? Then you may have fallen victim to a phishing scam that swiped your login information at the very least, CBS News reports. The Better Business Bureau says the phony emails, sent out by con artists, have been linking customers to a login page... More »

Amazon Plans to Stream TV, Movies— for Free

And likely launch a Roku-like streaming box next week

(Newser) - YouTube and Netflix, watch your back: Amazon plans to stream video content for free and rise among the ranks of multimedia power players, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . If it happens, the project will include original series like Betas as well as licensed programming that Amazon could tie to... More »

Netflix to Pay Comcast in Speed-Boosting Deal

Video service will have direct route to cable company's servers

(Newser) - If you're a Comcast user, a better Netflix experience may be on its way. After a year of wrangling, Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for "direct access" to the cable provider's servers, the Wall Street Journal reports. Netflix had been using go-betweens like Cogent Communications to... More »

Kate Mara: I Got 'Paid to Lie'

Spoilers (or something close to them) ahead on 'House of Cards'

(Newser) - Netflix apparently figures that five or six days is enough time for people to have consumed the new season of House of Cards, because it's got Kate Mara making the rounds of national shows to talk, delicately, about a certain plot point involving her character. (We won't give... More »

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