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Netflix, HBO to expand services into Scandinavia

August 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rivals Netflix and HBO will soon go head-to-head in Scandinavia. The two companies announced within hours of each other late Tuesday and early Wednesday that they plan to launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Continue Reading

Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox

February 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks. Continue Reading

Verizon plans streaming service with Redbox to challenge Netflix

February 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox’s parent, said today that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon’s quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells. Continue Reading

Netflix’s exodus of 800,000 U.S. subscribers marks difficult 3rd quarter

October 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Netflix’s video subscription service lost 800,000 customers in the third quarter the biggest exodus in its history even as its earnings rose 65 percent.
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Qwick Retreat: Netflix Nixes Plan to Split Company in Two

October 10, 2011 in WDAZ

NEW YORK (AP) To the ranks of New Coke and the Edsel, we can now add Qwikster.
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Netflix dumps panned plan to split off DVD rentals

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

CEO Reed Hastings says in a blog post today that subscribers will be able to use its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services under one account and one password. Continue Reading

Netflix signs exclusive subscription TV deal with DreamWorks

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Popular DreamWorks movies include “Shrek,” ‘Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda. Continue Reading

Q&A: Netflix changes and the new Qwikster

September 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Here are basic questions and answers about Netflix Inc.’s decision to split off its DVD-by-mail service and rename it “Qwikster.” Continue Reading

Wal-Mart offers video streaming on website

July 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The world’s largest retailer today started streaming many movies the same day they come out on DVD, in a second bid for a share of popular movie rental and streaming website Netflix Inc.’s business and just two weeks after Netflix announced new price increases. Continue Reading

DVD, webstream users, take note: Netflix rates going up

July 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Netflix is raising its prices by as much as 60 percent for millions of subscribers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet. Continue Reading