Poor Netflix. Things were going so well, until it decided to increase prices, anger the Internets by spinning its DVD-by-mail service into Qwikster and then changing its mind on the split a month later. Of course, 810,000 subscribers would leave.
For all the complaining people have been doing about Netflix lately, they don't really have any ships to jump to. After all, there are no competitors that offer a comparable streaming catalog. But Skype's founders are looking to change that.
After all sorts of hullaballoo over who was going to buy the for-sale Hulu, it looks like the answer is nobody. Hulu is no longer for sale.
Netflix signed a new deal today, bringing the original series of the CW to its streaming service for the next four years.
Yes, the rumors were true: you'll soon get to watch some TV on your Xbox 360. But don't go tossing out your cable box just yet; this is meant to act as a supplement, not a replacement to your current equipment and contracts.
Seeking to take advantage of Netflix's recent stumbles, Dish Network and Blockbuster have teamed up for Blockbuster Movie Pass, which will combine discs-by-mail with streaming. The catch? It's only available to current Dish customers.
Hey, remember Google TV? It didn't exactly set the world on fire when it was released earlier this year, but that doesn't mean Google's given up on it. In fact, they just got TBS and TNT on board.
A lot of customers have voted with their wallets since Netflix separated out the pricing for its streaming and its discs-by-mail services, but now in a totally unexpected move the company has decided to rebrand the DVD mail service as a separate entity called Qwikster.
Apparently people weren't messing around when they were complaining about Netflix's recent price hikes: Netflix says the company expects to lose one million customers because of the pricing change. One million!
Right now, Amazon, Yahoo, Dish Network and Google are all in talks with Hulu about buying the streaming video service. But while the first three potential suitors are all talking about relatively similar deals that would get them the site and two years worth of content, Google may be eyeing something bigger.