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Netflix takes original series to U.S. TV

Media | 05/18/2016 4:37 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. has teamed up with Univision Communications Inc. in its first deal to bring original programming from the company’s over-the-top (OTT) service to traditional TV in the United States. In a Tuesday press release, Univision — which targets Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. — said the first seasons of Narcos and Club de Cuervos will air on the Univision Network and UniMás, respectively, before their second seasons debut on the Netflix platform. “Promoting these original shows on Univision is a great way to further reach...

Netflix says VPNs, proxies will no longer work

Media | 01/14/2016 8:13 pm EST

Netflix Inc. said Thursday that it will soon be employing technology that stops users from bypassing conditions that restrict some content from being seen in certain locations. David Fullagar, its vice-president of content-delivery architecture, said in a blog post that "in coming weeks, those using proxies and unblockers will only be able to access the service in the country where they currently are." Research has found that about one-third of Netflix users in Canada use technology to access the U.S. version of Netflix, which has some content that is unavailable on the Canadian...