Netflix's move to rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster sets that business up for a spin-off and underscores Netflix's longtime desire to go all-in on streaming. But it's a high-risk strategy: Streaming video has become a very expensive game -- and Netflix's rivals have much fatter wallets.
Netflix's streaming content catalog is about to take a big hit: Starz said late Thursday that it has ended contract renewal negotiations and will pull its movies and TV shows from Netflix early next year.
Any time there's a change in the Whoverse (the intergalactic space that occupies the storylines of British sci-fi show "Doctor Who" and its spinoffs, "The Sarah Jane Adventures" and "Torchwood"), fans of the franchise get nervous.
Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) has signed content-programming deals with Starz Entertainment Group LLC as well as content providers representing roughly 100 television channels, as the phone company steps up its push into the world of entertainment, Friday's Wall Street Journal reported.