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Netflix Reportedly In Negotiations With U.S. Cable TV Providers

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    Netflix Reportedly In Negotiations With U.S. Cable TV Providers | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    by Catherine Shu - Oct. 13, 2013

    -- Netflix is in the early stages of negotiating with U.S. cable providers to make its online streaming video service available as an app through their set-top boxes, says a Wall Street Journal report. If a deal goes through, it will mark a major victory for Netflix, signifying that it has changed viewer habits so much that cable TV operators can no longer afford to ignore it. We've emailed Netflix for comment.

    The report comes a month after a similar deal was announced with U.K. cable operator Virgin Media. That agreement allows Virgin Media's 3.8 million customers to search for Netflix shows on the same on-screen guide used to look for cable TV programs.
     
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    Time Warner Cable 'certainly open' to including Netflix on its set-top boxes | The Verge (click for full article)

    by Chris Welch - Dec. 9, 2013

    -- Rob Marcus, who will become CEO of Time Warner Cable in January, says his company is open to the possibility of adding Netflix to its set-top boxes. "There is the other question of whether or not we ought to make some of these online services available on the set-top box," he said during remarks at an industry conference on Monday. "I think that's an interesting concept, and we're certainly open to it."

    Netflix has reportedly held talks with numerous cable operators about the possibility of including its streaming service on consumer cable boxes. It's already managed to bring UK provider Virgin Media on board; the two reached an agreement back in September.
     
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