DivX Sues Netflix, Hulu Over Patents

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DivX , the streaming video software developer which was started in San Diego, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against both Netflix and Hulu , accusing the firms of usings its video streaming intellectual property. Netflix (court case number 2:2019-cv-01602) and DIVX, LLC et al (court case number 2:2019-cv-01606). divx neulion patent infringement lawsuit legal uspto hulu netflix streaming content software media encoder

Netflix Boosts Board

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Netflix has boosted its board of directors, adding the chairman and CEO of major European publisher Axel Springer, Mathias Dopfner , to its board of directors. Netflix has substantial operations in the Los Angeles area. netflix axel pringer mathias dopfner board executive content hollywood streamingAxel Springer owns such brands as BILD, DIE WELT, Business Insider, and Politico Europe. Dopfner has been CEO of Axel Springer since 2002, having joined the company in 1998.

Netflix Expands In New Mexico

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Netflix , which has major operations in Los Angeles, is expanding its production efforts, by expanding in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Netflix said that it is in "final negotiations" to purchase ABQ Studios in Mesa Del Sol. Netflix said it was attracted in part to place the facility in Albuquerque due to funding from the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA), where the State of New Mexico will provide up to $10M in funding, and the City of Albuquerque will provide up to $4.5M

Netflix To Shut Down Service On Wii

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Netflix , the streaming movie and television service which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, told its users over the weekend that it will be shutting down access to its service from Nintendo's venerable Wii gaming console. According to Netflix, it is shutting down its services ahead of Nintendo's announced closing of the Wii Shop Channel on Nintendo Wii in 2019. Netflix said that services on the console will only be available until January 31, 2019.

Netflix LA Locked Down After Disgruntled Employee Makes Threat

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The Los Angeles offices of online movie streaming service Netflix were briefly locked down late Thursday afternoon, after a disgruntled, recently fired employee allegedly said he had a gun and was in the company's parking lot. The man apparently had been fired on Wednesday from Netflix. police lapd movie streaming content criminal crime angeles netflix

ServiceTitan Snags Netflix Vet As New CFO

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Glendale-based ServiceTitan , the developer of home service business management software, says this morning that it has named David Burt, former NetFlix Vice President of Content Planning & Analysis and Co-Head of Corporate Development as its new Chief Financial Officer--as the appears poised for an IPO. servicetitan david burt executive netflix software saas merger acquisition unicorn

Netflix Looks To Raise $2 Billion For Content Acquisition, Production

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Netflix , the online streaming movie service operator, is planning to boost its content acquisition and production, via a $2.0 Netflix has major content production operations in Los Angeles, along with a significant number of employees. According to Netflix, it is proposing a $2.0 Netflix has been very active--as have all online streaming providers--in developing its own set of unique content, in order to drive more users to its service.

Netflix Boosts Consumer Products Efforts In LA

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Streaming entertainment provider Netflix is boosting its consumer products efforts out of its Los Angeles office, saying on Tuesday that it has tapped a Disney Parks veteran as its new global products head. According to Netflix, it has hired Christie Fleischer as Global Head of Products, overseeing retail and licensee partnerships, publishing, interactive games, merchandising and experiential events. netflix executive content licensing retail christie fleischer disney

Netflix Announces Unlimited Maternity, Paternity Leave

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Movie rental and streaming service Netflix said Tuesday afternoon that it will provide unlimited maternity and paternity leave to its employees, during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. Netflix--which has a significant employee presence in Los Angeles--said the move is part of its move to make sure it can compete for and keep the "most talented individuals in their field". Netflix says it already has "unlimited time off" for its employees.

Netflix Eyes LA Billboard Company, Says Report

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Netflix --which has major operations in Los Angeles--is looking to acquired Los Angeles-based Regency Outdoor Advertising , according to a report on Friday. The report, from Reuters, says that Netflix has offered around $300M for Regency Outdoor. netflix angeles regency outdoor advertising merger acquisition streaming hollywood

brunchwork w/ Netflix and Backstage Capital

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Sunday, January 13, 2019 -- brunchwork w/ Netflix and Backstage Capital. You're invited to an unforgettable brunch with Netflix Originals Launch Strategy, Product Innovation Victoria Young and Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton. Enjoy a fireside chat with Victoria and Arlan curated connections, a business challenge and pitch off. over a seasonal, locally-sourced meal. See [link] (more

Netflix To Stream The Interview

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Online video service Netflix said Tuesday that it will start streaming The Interview , the latest online streaming service to offer up the title. Netflix announced the move on its Q4 earnings call Tuesday, saying it will offer up The Interview to U.S.

Netflix Expands In Cuba

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Online video streaming service Netflix --which has significant operations in Los Angeles--opened up its service in Cuba on Monday, one of the first companies back into the country after President Barack Obama''s move to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Communist country. Netflix will charge $7.99 netflix cuba streaming online video hollywood politics international

Netflix Acquires Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

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Netflix , the online television streaming and entertainment company, said Monday morning that it has acquired Millarworld , the comic book publisher behind such characters as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Netflix, which has significant operations in the Los Angeles area, did not disclose financial details of the acquisition. netflix millarworld merger acquisition kingsman publishing hollywood

Netflix Steals Back HR Exec From Scopely

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Online movie streaming service Netflix has stolen back an executive from Los Angeles-based Scopely, to head up its human resources and talent management efforts. Netflix said on Thursday that it has named Jessica Neal as Chief Talent Officer of the company, to head up the company's group responsible for culture, human resources, recruiting, and coaching its team, according to the company. Netflix is based in Los Gatos, but has significant operations in the Los Angeles area.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 16: Netflix Adds 7 Million Users

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ad costs drop; Netflix totals 130 million subscribersJ2 Global announces five acquisitions; Snap Inc.

Silicon Beach Report Aug. 27: Netflix Stock Back Up

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Netflix To Raise $1.5 Billion For Content Acquisition

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Netflix , the provider of online streaming services which has major operations in Los Angeles, is planning to raise $1.5 Netflix said that the interest rate, redemption provisions, maturity date and other terms debt will be negotiated with its purchasers. The new funding will undoubtedly impact the Los Angeles region, where Netflix has based most of its content efforts. netflix content acquisition hollywood film streaming video

Firm Victimized In Netflix Hack Details Breach

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In an in depth interview with Variety, the company said that--despite paying a Bitcoin ransom worth $50,000 to those hackers--those hackers released 10 episodes of the Netflix online. The hackers also apparently got away with other content from Netflix, ABC, CBS and Disney. netflix hacking hollywood content computer bitcoin

Silicon Beach Report July 16: Netflix Shares Plummet

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Netflix subscribers up, stock prices down; Google gets is cloud online in L.A.; Musk tweet could bring libel charge

Netflix Data: From Script to Screen

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -- Netflix Data: From Script to Screen. Ever wonder how Netflix leverages data and analytics to influence the shows and content they create? Hear it straight from Netflix's LA-based content data team themselves. See [link] (more

Netflix: We're Now More Popular Than TV

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Netflix , which has major operations in Los Angeles, said today that a new, national survey has ranked its services more popular than even live, traditional television--at least, among those who have streamed a full length show online recently. Netflix said the national survey, run by E-Poll Market Research, found that its poll asking viewers "Where do you go most frequently when you want to watch a TV show?" netflix viewing television streaming survey

Netflix To Launch New, Original Content From India

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Online movie and television streaming provider Netflix , which has significant operations in Los Angeles, is launching its first, ever original series from the country of India. Netflix said today that it is filming a new, Netflix original series, based on the novel Sacred Games, by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Netflix said the series will be filmed in Hindi and English, and will be available to its members globally when filmed.

Hasbro, Netflix Team On Kids Programming

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Beverly Hills-based Hasbro Studios , the content division of toy maker Hasbro, and streaming media provider Netflix said Thursday that the two are in an expanded, multi-year programming agreement. hasbro netflix content streaming video hollywood

Silicon Beach Report Dec. 27: Scam Goes Phishing for Netflix Users

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Airforce; Snap’s 2019 goals analyzed; “phishing” scam targets Netflix consumers SpaceX lands $29 million from the U.S.

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Netflix Drops Qwikster Plans

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Online video streaming service Netflix , in a dramatic reversal, said this morning that it will not be splitting the company into two, and will continue to offer both DVDs by mail and streaming movies. In a statement, the firm said it "moved too fast" in announcing the move a few weeks ago, where it said it would split its DVD by mail service into a new company called Qwikster, and continue on the path of streaming video with Netflix.

Hulu Snags New Marketing Head From Netflix

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Wall was most recently at Netflix, as part of that company''s global creative team. Hulu said wall had headed up the Netflix "Watch Responsibly" compaign, plus campaigns for "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Arrested Development," and "Hemlock Grove". hulu marketing streaming executive television netflix

Disney Pulls Films From Netflix, Plans Video Streaming Service

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is pulling all of its movies from Netflix , the studio said on Tuesday, and plans to launch its very own, video streaming service. walt disney netflix streaming video content hollywoodBurbank-based Walt Disney Co. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, in Disney's earnings call on Tuesday, Disney plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019, rather than licensing its content to other online video streaming services.

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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By now you probably know that Netflix is splitting its business into two parts: its digital streaming business (retains the name Netflix) and its DVD mailing business, which was its original business (to be called Qwikster). Frankly, I’m surprised Netflix doesn’t buy Hulu.

Netflix, The CW In New Content Licensing Deal

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Netflix , the television and movie-streaming service which has significant operations in Los Angeles, and The CW Network said last night that they are in a new, multi-year content licensing relationship. The two said that the new agreement between the two allows Netflix to remain the exclusive, U.S. netflix content licensing subscription television streaming

Netflix, Disney In UK, Ireland Streaming Deal

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Netflix and the Walt Disney Company announced this morning that the two have reached a deal to bring live action and animated films from Disney to Netflix customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. netflix ireland disney international content video licensing hollywood

Netflix, Hulu Test In-Hotel Streaming With Marriott

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Both Netflix , which has a substantial operation in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles-based Hulu are both considering an expansion into the hotel entertainment market, in a test with Marriott International , according to a report this morning. According to Bloomberg, Marriott is in a test which lets guests access Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, and other streaming media services through their televisions. netflix hulu marriott streaming video television demand

Streaming Wars: Netflix vs Amazon vs Hulu

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The big three options right now are Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and they’re getting bigger: Americans are watching more than an hour of streaming content per day , a number excepted to steadily increase over time. Netflix Basics. A big draw for Netflix is the original shows.

M-Go Rolls Out On Vizio, Takes On Netflix

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M-Go, which is a joint venture of DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor, said the service gives users unlimited access to movies and TV shows, specifically pointing out that access will come much earlier than competing services from Netflix.

Netflix In Deal To Carry ABC's How To Get Away With Murder

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Netflix said it has inked a deal to become the exclusive streaming provider of the season one episodes of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder , the company said Friday. Netflix started making the first season of the series available on its service this weekend, throughout the U.S., Netflix has significant operations in Los Angeles. netflix murder hollywood streaming television series content