Netflix posted major subscriber growth for 1Q13, beating HBO for the first time on subscriber numbers. Netflix will be introducing a $11.99 per month family plan that allows for up to four devices to simultaneously stream content on one account.
Wall Street Casino gamblers seem to think Netflix’s Reed Hastings is leaving money on the table by letting friends and family get a free ride on one account. Netflix may consider “family plans” at a different price tier to alleviate the problem and increase revenue.
Netflix announced this week that all episodes for the fourth season of Arrested Development in HD will air on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at midnight (over Memorial Day weekend, needless to say).
“Sense8,” an original, 10-episode series from the minds of the Wachowski Siblings (The Matrix Trilogy, V For Vendetta, Cloud Atlas) and producer Michael J. Straczynski (Babylon 5) will premiere in 2014 on Netflix Instant Watch.
Netflix has put four teasers for their upcoming horror series, Hemlock Grove online and though it’s difficult to tell just where this type of series may be headed from the somewhat vague, atmospheric trailers, it does have a stylish look and promises at least some of the blood and guts that horror maven, Eli Roth, is known for.
The odds are in Netflix’s favor as they have acquired the exclusive streaming rights to the blockbuster film The Hunger Games.