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Netflix passes on Terra Nova

There were reportedly “serious discussions” between the parties, but multiple sources are now reporting that Netflix has opted not to pick up the canceled Fox drama series Terra Nova:

Deadline:

After two weeks of negotiations, Netflix and Terra Nova producer 20th Century Fox TV could not come to terms on a deal […]

Netflix preparing to launch second original series

Bloomberg is reporting that Netflix is preparing to launch a second original series called Orange is the New Black, a comedy from “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan. Via SFGate:

Netflix, the online movie and TV service based in Los Gatos, California, will have first rights to the series […]

Arrested Development returns for all new episodes premiering on Netflix in 2013

In a landmark deal, all new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Arrested Development” will be coming exclusively to Netflix for its U.S. members to watch instantly, beginning in 2013.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Netflix and Disney-ABC Television Group announce Extension of existing licensing agreement to stream TV shows

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Disney-ABC Television Group [announced] that they recently entered into an extension of their previous existing licensing agreement. The extension allows Netflix to continue to stream hundreds of library episodes from ABC Studios, Disney Channel and ABC Family over the Internet. As part of the deal, Netflix is also adding new content to its lineup of Disney-ABC series and TV movies.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Netflix to launch service in the UK and Ireland for streaming movies and TV shows in early 2012

Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the leading global Internet movie subscription service, today announced it will expand to the United Kingdom and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows and movies streaming instantly over the Internet to TVs and computers for one low monthly subscription price.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Netflix signs 4-year licensing deal with The CW

CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Television Group announced today a licensing agreement with Netflix [Nasdaq: NFLX] allowing U.S. members of Netflix to instantly watch previous seasons of scripted series that air on The CW from its current schedule through the 2014-15 season.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Netflix scraps plans to create DVD-only service Qwikster

Well that was quick. Netflix has scrapped plans to launch a new service, called Qwikster, that would separate out their DVD rental service from the main Netflix account and add video game rentals to the fold. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement at the official Netflix blog:

It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.

This means no change: one website, one account, one password… in other words, no Qwikster.

While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes.

Full statement after the jump.

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Netflix to stream Being Human (UK) and The Walking Dead

Netflix has announced licensing of two new shows: BBC3’s Being Human — not to be confused with the US Syfy version (although that show is also part of the deal) — and AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The first season of The Walking Dead is available to stream on Netflix starting today, with subsequent seasons […]

Netflix acquiring Norwegian-produced drama Lilyhammer

Netflix has announced that they’ve acquired the Norwegian-produced mob drama Lilyhammer. The series stars Stevie Van Zandt (“The Sopranos”). The series’ eight-episode first season (which has already aired) will premiere on Netflix in early 2012 along with the upcoming eight-episode second season [via Deadline]:

Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, announced […]

Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz wants to make mini-season ahead of movie; Could air on Netflix or Showtime

It’s been five years since Fox canceled the low-rated, but much beloved comedy Arrested Development, but after years of rumors, creator Mitchell Hurwitz revealed that he has plans to make a mini 9 or 10-episode season in addition to the long-in-development big screen movie.

The plan, revealed over the weekend at The New Yorker […]

Netflix renaming DVD by mail service to Qwikster + Adding Video Game rentals

Netflix Co-Founder and CEO, Reed Hastings announced on the official Netflix blog that the company is renaming its DVD by mail service to Qwikster. They’re also going to be adding Video Games rentals to the mix. Netflix, meanwhile, will focus only on streaming.

Click over the jump for Reed Hastings’ explanation on the changes.

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Starz won’t renew streaming deal with Netflix

“Starz Entertainment has ended contract renewal negotiations with Netflix. When the agreement expires on February 28, 2012, Starz will cease to distribute its content on the Netflix streaming platform. This decision is a result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. With our current studio rights and growing original programming presence, the network is in an excellent position to evaluate new opportunities and expand its overall business.”

According to reports, Netflix offered Starz more than $300M a year, a significant increase over the current deal which runs about $10M/year.

Click over the jump to read a statement released by Starz.

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