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Sunday, February 12, 2012

e-Street Band / Soprano's vet takeson Lillyhammer

Lillyhammer is a big bet for Netflix

Steven Van Zandt stars in "Lillyhammer." Credit: Netflix.

Big bet on small screen. When Netflix launched, its primary goal was to eliminate drives to the video store and offer a new way to rent movies. Now though the company is putting its money behind television. Not only has it been buying up reruns of shows old ("Star Trek") and new ("Mad Men"), it is also getting into the original programming business. A look at Netflix's gamble and what is motivating it from the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, Verizon is moving ahead with its plans to challenge Netflix and it is bring Red Box along for the ride.

1 comment:

Britny Nieznanski said...

I think this is a great idea. Part of the reason I enjoy Netflix so much is because of it's "B Grade" films, and even tv shows. I have watched so many movies that I never even knew existed. Many of my friends and family members have never heard of them. I feel this is common among a lot of people, who just get bored and watch random movies on netflix. Way to go Netflix! How did I ever live without it? P.S. Redbox is cool, but not for a person like me who forgets to bring it back, thus resulting in a $15 rental.