The Olympics reminded me there is something broadcast does perfectly: the viewer experience. In every respect--from turning on the TV to choosing and watching a show to adjusting the volume--the ease of broadcast has streaming beat, hands down.
It's as if Pete Peterson and his anti-entitlement crowd got control of Netflix and used its streaming power to create a fictional universe where elite interests not only win, but are widely popular.
If you are looking for pain, dramatically portrayed with aplomb and irony, catch up with season one or start downloading and consuming season two of House of Cards. It is a tragic feast.
Netflix's refusal to report on its viewership numbers seems to be driving the media world crazy. It also makes it really hard for a company like ours to forecast the audience size for the show.
In Season 2, premiering this Friday, February 14 -- a perfect Valentine from Netflix to us -- someone new might get in the way of Francis' relentless thirst for power. Enter Jacqueline Sharp, played by Deadwood's Canadian actress Molly Parker.
Dear Netflix, What can I say? These last few years together have been amazing. Really. Ever since you showed up that first time at my house, I knew. To quote one of our all-time favorites, When Harry Met Sally, "I knew the way you know about a good melon."
A recent Gartner study predicts that by 2015, 25 percent of large global organizations will appoint a Chief Digital Officer (CDO). The CIO and Enterprise IT, Mike Kail, CIO of Netflix offers a refreshing perspective.
Personal networks will replace corporate hierarchies and recruiters, so invest in friends and fans. Treat your relationships as long-term investments .
The growing prevalence of video streaming, rental and purchasing services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, iTunes, et al., allows films like Dead Dad to garner deserved attention beyond the limited exposure of festival appearances.
LOL. That's really the only emotion that comes to mind when I read from the recent piece in PandoDaily: Back in the heady days of 2000, Netflix had 3...
In these digital times, it is not hard to find a Jewish film, anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Still, Jewish film festivals continue to grow and spread across the country, keeping alive not only Jewish life, but the spirit of communal viewing and interaction beyond the screening.
My own reaction barely warrants a ripple in this tide. Still, I felt compelled to express my sadness, as I feel moved to write this essay. Why? Did I know the man? No. Or did I?
1. The first sketch for Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show, coming back to New York 2. Vegan campaign ad - "Forget Steaks, Have A Big Salad" 3. Comme...
The story behind the scenes - before, during and after production leading up to this week's much-anticipated release of GIRLTRASH: All Night Long (on DVD with streaming coming soon) by POWER UP Films - could be a movie in and of itself. Too bad reality TV cameras weren't rolling!
The Day for Night series traveled to Sundance to talk to some of the makers of the films playing at the festival this year. Based on the promise th...
Imagine if a novel was parceled out chapter by chapter to only specific retailers at specific times. The reader would grow frustrated, forced to hunt down bits and pieces of a narrative across different retail access points. This seems absurd in nearly every marketplace, but it is happening in the television business.