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Netflix Closed Captions and the 80-20 rule

March 2, 2012
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Netflix Closed Captions on Apple TV

Netflix recently touted their progress in captioning TV shows and movies on their streaming service: In mid December, we reached our captioning goal for 2011, when more than 80% of the hours streamed in the US were of content with captions or subtitles available.  Thanks to hard work from our captioning team, we made...

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Netflix’s Advantages over Amazon Instant Video

January 30, 2012
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Wired’s Tim Carmody provided a thoughtful analysis of how Amazon Instant Video could overtake Netflix as well as iTunes in the streaming video area. Carmody makes a strong argument about Amazon’s value proposition as a one stop shop for video with it’s all-you-can-watch Prime video streaming, on-line rentals and purchases as well as its...

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Metadata Crisis at Netflix

January 24, 2012
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What’s a metadata crisis? It has nothing to do with the “Human Time Lord Meta-Crisis” from Doctor Who. It also has nothing to do with the resignation of Netflix’s Chief Marketing Officer. Instead, over the last week, Netflix has had some issues with the accuracy of their metadata. The metadata is what describes each title...

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TiVo’s Netflix Player Preview

January 11, 2012
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TiVo’s Netflix Player Preview

Yes, there’s more from TiVo! Tech of the Hub also received a demo of the new Netflix client for the TiVo Premiere. Due to be released with the next major version of the TiVo software this spring, version 21, the Netflix client offers a number of improvements over the current version. As previously reported, the...

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Netflix iPad App Version 2 Hands-On

December 20, 2011
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Netflix iPad App Version 2 Hands-On

Excited about the iPad you’re getting for Christmas? If you’ve been good this year, one app you should load up is the new Netflix app released last week. A similar version of the app had already been deployed to Android tablets such as the Nook and the Amazon Kindle Fire a few weeks ago....

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Netflix and Amazon Prime Analyzed: 2011 End Year Streaming Video Comparison

December 14, 2011
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Netflix and Amazon Prime Analyzed: 2011 End Year Streaming Video Comparison

The newest version of our paid streaming video streaming comparison is now available. This version goes a little deeper breaking out counts of TV episodes when possible. There is also a breakdown of closed captions on movies versus TV across the various services. Comparison of Video Streaming Services. Click to see details. Given that...

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New Xbox Netflix Player: New UI, Surround Sound but no 1080P

December 7, 2011
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New Xbox Netflix Player: New UI, Surround Sound but no 1080P

With the release of the new Xbox Dashboard update (which is now rolling out), Netflix has taken the opportunity to release an updated version of their streaming player. The new player has a number of new features including an overhauled user interface, integrated search, subtitles and Dolby Digital surround sound. Kinect gestures and voice commands...

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1080P Netflix Coming to TiVo

October 25, 2011
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1080P Netflix Coming to TiVo

As previously reported, Netflix is allowing its consumer electronics partners access its native 1080P video. Netflix distributed the new SDK to its partners this past summer so we’ve been investigating when it will come to additional devices. The current universe of 1080P Netflix boxes include the Playstation 3, Roku 2 XS and XD and...

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Netflix’s Growth Challenges

September 15, 2011
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Netflix’s Growth Challenges

Today, Netflix issued guidance stating they expect one million fewer subscribers than originally projected for the end of this quarter, Q3. The lower estimate came mostly from the DVD area. This would be Netflix’s first drop in total domestic subscribers since Q2 2007. At the end of Q2, Netflix reported a total of 24.59 million domestic subscribers....

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Apple Adds Closed Captions to New TV Shows

September 13, 2011
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Apple Adds Closed Captions to New TV Shows

Appleinsider reported today that Apple has started enabling closed captions on some of this fall’s new TV shows via iTunes. The shows, which can be purchased on iTunes, are accessible from all iOS and Mac devices. As we previously reported, before this, iTunes only offered closed captions for movies. However, the number of closed captioned...

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