New US privacy law will allow Netflix to link accounts with Facebook

US lawmakers have amended privacy laws, clearing the way for video services such as Netflix to more closely link subscriber’s accounts with Facebook and other social media. Netflix was among a powerful lobbying group calling for the amendment to the 1988 Video Privacy Protection Act. That group also included media heavyweights Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google, […]

Comedy Central takes Facebook series to TV

Comedy Central in Italy will start showing web series Amici@Letto on its linear channel early this year. The property started out life on Facebook and was launched on the social network last January. Amici@Letto follows Melissa and Omar, two “friends with benefits”, as they negotiate the world of online dating. A new series will debut […]

Netflix bumped from Nasdaq 100 Index

Netflix has been dropped from the list of the top 100 companies on the US Nasdaq exchange and Discovery and Liberty Global have been added. Netflix’s share price has risen and fallen dramatically in recent times following key events including an aborted plan to split its service into separate streaming and delivery offerings  and its […]

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