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Online TV gets legitimate as Netflix makes Emmy history

Published Jul 18th, 2013 10:15PM EDT
Netflix Original Series Emmy Nominations

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The questions about whether online content distributors can deliver compelling shows on par with what we see on broadcast and cable channels have been answered. Per Bloomberg, Netflix made history on Thursday as it became the first online-only network to garner top Emmy nominations. The company earned nine Emmy nominations for its hit drama House of Cards, including a nomination for best drama and acting nominations for series stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Netflix also scooped up an Emmy nomination in the comedy category as Arrested Development star Jason Bateman got a nod for best actor in a comedy series. The Emmy nominations are the first in Netflix’s history and add new legitimacy to the company’s model for producing television shows and streaming entire seasons online all at once.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.