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Netflix adds nearly 100 concert films and music documentaries

Online TV and movies service Netflix just got a bit more musical, adding nearly 100 concert films and music documentaries to its catalogue.
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Think Spotify has problems with missing titles? Check Netflix.

Out of the 100 top box-office movies in the US for 2011, only 5% are available to stream on Netflix. That compares to 45 available to rent (i.e. pay-per-view streaming) on Amazon, and 44 on iTunes.
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Netflix to lose key Starz content as rightsholders fret about cannibalisation

A popular streaming entertainment service having licensing issues with rightsholders? No, not Spotify: Netflix. The movies company has been growing fast in the last two years thanks to its digital offering, paying large sums...
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Netflix offers variable stream qualities to get around ISP data caps

We heard a great phrase this week: 'Abuse the pipe'. Nothing to do with crack, we promise - it's the phrase used by mobile operators and broadband ISPs to describe services like YouTube, Netflix and the BBC's iPlayer, which...
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Fanhattan – a remote control for iPad entertainment

With an increasing number of video-on-demand services compatible with the iPad, it's easy to get bewildered or end up defaulting to a comfortably familiar choice. Fanhattan is an app designed to help armchair surfers ...
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Netflix now accounts for more peak-hour internet traffic than BitTorrent

Broadband tech firm Sandvine has published its latest internet traffic trends report, revealing which services are hogging upstream and downstream bandwidth in North America...
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Spotify CEO pours cold water on movie deals rumour

As if Spotify doesn't have enough to chew on launching in the US and making its newly-restricted free service pay off, now there's speculation that it's also plotting to take on Netflix in the streaming movies game.
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What can the music industry learn from Netflix?

Billboard's Glenn Peoples has published a thoughtful article about what the recorded music industry can learn from TV/film service Netflix, which reported strong financials earlier this week....
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Netflix numbers up, but YouTube streaming movies competition incoming

North American streaming movies and TV service Netflix continues to go from strength to strength, reporting impressive financial results for its last quarter. The company generated $719 million of revenues for the quarter,...
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Analyst claims Apple is planning subscription-based video service

Can those rumours of an Apple cloud music service for a while - the latest speculation concerns the company's plans for streaming video. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has published a report claiming that Apple plans to take...
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The Long Tail is back

Yahoo has presented new research suggesting that stocking a long tail catalogue is more likely to result in satisfied customers. Yahoo analysed ratings from Yahoo Music, Netflix, Yahoo search and browsing behaviour metrics...
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If music be the food of Love 2.0…

There appears to be a new crossover between music and online dating, with two sites looking to link the concepts. US dating site Zoosk is letting its users import their Last.fm profile data, to display songs they've recently...