When "House of Cards" bows Friday, Netflix will find out whether a big-budget original scripted series can be launched outside the traditional TV ecosystem.
Netflix shares tanked in late trading on investor angst over quarterly results showing a 1.16 million boost in domestic users, on the low end of a range put out by founder and CEO Reed Hastings.
It turns out Netflix may not have been paranoid after all about the threat posed by the Olympics to its streaming business.
Comcast is announcing a new subscription VOD service that is aimed squarely at countering Netflix but requires already paying for cable.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%