Netflix has finally announced the official launch date of its service in Australia and New Zealand: March 24. Netflix will launch its streaming service across all major broadband operators in the area and on many devices and platforms.
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After making itself into one of the top streaming stops for adult-oriented original content like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Netflix is turning some of its focus to its youngest viewers.
It’s that time of year again when I blow the dust off my crystal ball and prognosticator’s hat (it’s purple and covered in gold stars, if you must know) and attempt to predict the winners for the Oscars. My predictions are after the jump.
A new over-the-top video service targeted at Spanish speakers has launched on DirecTV’s Yaveo platform and YouTube. FlixLatino is offered by Somos Next LLC, a subsidiary of SomosTV LLC., and streams more than 400 films originally produced in Spanish.
Despite the boom in digital entertainment, many businesses are struggling to compete. Witness Target, which launched its Target Ticket digital movie platform in the fall of 2013 and has just announced the service’s closure.
Cuba is a relatively isolated country where only about five percent of the population has access to unfiltered internet and the average monthly wage hovers around the $20 mark. Netflix has apparently looked at this market and said, “Sí!”
The Great White North is about to be Redbox-free. During its recent fourth-quarter earnings call, Redbox announced that it would be shuttering its Canadian operations, with February 13 being the last day to rent discs and March 5 the final day to return them.