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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Crashes As The Streaming Market Heats Up

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The drop in Netflix’s stock was instigated in the third week of August when it was pulled into the broad media decline. Initially, when media juggernauts, such as Walt Disney and Time Warner started off with the descent early August, the streaming giant was perceived to be the anti-establishment bet for being insusceptible to the market slump. However, Netflix was impervious only for a few days and soon followed the massive media market drag. It tanked 7.84% on August 20 to $112.49 per share, with a further crash of 5.60% in extended hours trading. The decline later continued well into the subsequent weeks. – George Zack, Bidness Etc

Netflix (NFLX) To Help Parents Trick Kids To Sleep Early On New Year’s Eve

The “kid-sized” countdown is a fun-filled dance and song extravaganza with Madagascar’s King Julien character. As reported by Netflix, the party lemur was happy to be a part of children’s celebration around the world. He said: “Move over Ryan Seacrest, I’ve got my very own on-demand countdown party on Netflix.” The countdown has been made available on Netflix from December 29 in US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, Nordics, Netherlands, and France. – Bob Cramer,Bidness Etc 
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Netflix Inc To Benefit From Trend Toward Smartphone Streaming

Netflix has added some more features specifically for Android users. The company plans to take advantage of push notification facilities offered by Android systems. Netflix has used these capabilities to allow its users to add images, watch their favorite content, thank a friend for their recommendation, and get more information through action buttons. […] Earlier this year, Netflix updated its iOS app to improve the Netflix experience for its iPhone 6 Plus users. The app allows iPhone 6 Plus users to enjoy 1080p video playback for the original content and movies offered by Netflix, including famous titles like “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.” – Bob Cramer, Bidness Etc 

Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) News Analysis: Netflix, Amazon Off On A Spending Spree

RBC Capital Markets reported that the top three “Subscription Video on Demand” (SVOD) service providers – Netflix, Amazon.com, and Hulu – are going to invest a total of $6.8 billion on off-network series from the top entertainment studios in the country. […] According to RBC Capital, Netflix will spend the most ($3.3 billion) on content acquisition next year, followed by Amazon’s $1.7 billion, and Hulu’s $1.5 billion. Hulu’s spending will be almost double of what it spent on syndication this year. […] Part of the spending by the online streaming services is on seasons before they are even aired on TV. A notable example is the deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Entertainment for the new series “Gotham,” which is set at $1.7 million per episode. – Bob Cramer,Bidness Etc
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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) News Analysis: Netflix Still Not Bankrupt?

When Netflix, Inc. shares started to drop in 2011, the company became a target of critics who could not anticipate the changing consumer and market trends. Although Netflix made a comeback in 2012, bashing on the company’s high valuations continued. It was argued that the stock’s valuations will drop as competition in the industry intensifies and the company’s stock price crashes. Not only valuations, some went as far as predicting bankruptcy, while others thought it would become a takeover target for big media companies. […] However, Netflix’s stock has only gone up since then, rising over 560% since the mid of 2012. And the stock is up about 38.5% since we advised investors to buy it in January. Netflix has consistently proven critics wrong. The company has continued to drive growth through investments into original and exclusive content as well as expansion into international markets such as Europe. […] Growth in the online streaming industry is no more about being bigger; it is about building a strong connection with the youth and innovating constantly with content. With shows such as “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black,” and “Hemlock Grove,” Netflix seems to have caught on to changing tastes. – Bob Cramer,Bidness Etc 
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Netflix: Growth In Digital Streaming Will Mean More Subscribers

The recent Cross Platform Report by Nielsen highlights the rapid transition of Americans, from TV channels to digital videos. The trend toward online streaming from traditional cable TV continues to drive growth for online streaming service giant Netflix, while it serves as a threat for cable TV networks such as Dish Network, DirecTV, and Time Warner Cable. Digital streaming is not only driving overall media consumption among youngsters, but in older individuals as well. […] digital content consumption has increased 53% in 2QFY14 over the year-ago period among viewers between ages 18-34. It has increased 80% among 35- to 49-year-olds during the same time period. […] The Nielsen report indicates that traditional live TV viewing has declined in all age groups by around 1-2%. This fall in live TV viewing will surely worry cable networks. All major cable networks including DirecTV and Time Warner Cable have experienced sliding numbers in TV channel viewers over the years. – Bob Cramer,Bidness Etc
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FCC Chairman Speaks On Comcast-Time Warner Merger

“While more than 93 percent of US residents have access to a broadband provider, fewer than 15 percent can buy service from more than two wired providers that offer ‘yesterday’s broadband’ with 4Mbps download speeds,” said [Tom Wheeler,Federal Communications Commission]. Equally disconcerting is the fact that competition further declines as one moves to 50Mbps, where a staggering 82% of households lack choice – a troubling figure indeed. – Bob Cramer,Bidness Etc
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