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Ian Bush
January 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Comcast is preparing to roll out a streaming service that the Philly-based media giant hopes will win viewers — largely because of one big difference from Netflix. From ‘Saturday Night Live’ to ‘Jurassic World,’ NBCUniversal has a universe of its own shows and movies...
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Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 16, 2019 - 6:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the partial government shutdown continuing over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, the debate over immigration remains open. Meanwhile, some local chefs are working hard to bring attention to the plight of immigrants in the restaurant industry during a fundraiser...
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In this July 17, 2017, file photo the Netflix logo is displayed on an iPhone in Philadelphia.
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January 15, 2019 - 12:14 pm
By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option...
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Streaming wars
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January 15, 2019 - 8:50 am
By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business (CNN) -- NBCUniversal announced on Monday that it will launch its own streaming service in 2020, joining other legacy media companies in the streaming business that is dominated by Netflix. Disney and WarnerMedia, the parent company of CNN, will launch new streaming...
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'Bird Box' is a hit for Netflix, according to Nielsen
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January 09, 2019 - 9:47 am
By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business (CNN) -- There were a lot of questions surrounding Netflix's eye-popping claim that more than 45 million accounts watched "Bird Box" over the holidays. There's now data from Nielsen that backs up that number. Nearly 26 million viewers watched the film, which stars...
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Actress Sandra Bullock attends the New York screening of 'Bird Box' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 17, 2018 in New York City.
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January 03, 2019 - 8:12 am
(CBS News) — Netflix is warning fans about the risks of a new social media challenge inspired by its hit movie "Bird Box." Netflix tweeted in all caps: "PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We don't know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just...
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FILE- This file image released by Netflix shows Sandra Bullock in a scene from the film, "Bird Box."
Merrick Morton/Netflix via AP, File
January 02, 2019 - 8:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix said 45 million subscriber accounts worldwide watched the Sandra Bullock thriller "Bird Box" during its first seven days on the service, the biggest first-week success of any movie made for the company's nearly 12-year-old streaming service. Netflix, which typically...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Muslim-American comedian Hasan Minhaj cracks jokes for the audience after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed May 10th as "Hasan Minhaj Day," at Gracie Mansion, in New York.
AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File
January 02, 2019 - 3:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's powerful crown prince. The American comedian used his second episode, released Oct. 28, to criticize Crown...
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"Stranger Things"
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January 01, 2019 - 3:02 pm
By Lisa Respers France (CNN) — It's a good thing you will probably already be off for the Fourth of July. That's because Netflix has announced that's the day it will release the eagerly awaited new season of its hit, "Stranger Things." The streaming giant used the New Year's holiday to tweet an...
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Reed Hastings
Netflix
December 28, 2018 - 11:46 am
By David Goldman, CNN Business (CNN) — Netfix's executives are getting big raises after a banner year. CEO Reed Hastings will get as much as $31.5 million in salary and stock options next year, the company disclosed Friday. Ted Sarandos, who is in charge of Netflix's content, will make the same...
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