New York Post: Netflix trying to acquire streaming rights for in-season TV episodes

By on December 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM.

New York Post: Netflix trying to acquire streaming rights for in-season TV episodes

The New York Post is reporting that DVD rental giant Netflix has been in talks with television studios as they try to acquire the rights to in-season TV episodes. The Post cites “a person familiar with the matter” and writes that Netflix┬áis willing to offer content owners between $70,000 and $100,000 per episode for more current media. The in-season episodes would bolster Netflix’s somewhat dusty streaming content lineup. The report goes on to note that a current hiccup in the negotiations is between studios and broadcast networks. Studios are claiming to own the streaming rights to content produced for television networks while TV network executives are also laying claim to the same rights.

As of late, Netflix has turned its focus to streaming media services; recently the company announced the addition of a streaming-only monthly subscription plan in the U.S., something it has never offered before. Netflix declined to comment on the report when asked by the New York Post. More →

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Verizon has a change of heart, prepares to open BlackBerry Tour pre-orders to all

By on July 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM.

Verizon has a change of heart, prepares to open BlackBerry Tour pre-orders to all

Following our post yesterday and the ensuing outcry, it looks like Verizon had a change of heart where BlackBerry Tour pre-orders are concerned. Are you a current Verizon Wireless subscriber whose spirits were crushed upon learning that pre-orders were only open to new customers? Fret not, future Tour addicts, as Verizon’s site is singing a different tune this morning. From the 9630 product page:

Existing customers will be able to upgrade or purchase the BlackBerry Tour on this site very soon. Please check back with us tomorrow.

Solid.

Thanks, Ben!

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