Tag: Netflix

‘House of Cards’ writers racing against the clock to rewrite show

Image License Photo: Netflix 10 NOV 17 19:55 ET Sandra Gonzalez and Chloe Melas (CNN Money) — Writers for “House of Cards” are trying to resolve the biggest cliffhanger they’ve ever faced — the future of their show. The future of the Netflix series remains up in the air, following a string of allegations against star Kevin Spacey that have resulted in his termination from the series and a halt in production. Behind the scenes, however, the show’s writers are facing a ticking clock as they scrap a Season 6 plan eight months in the making and find a...

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In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

When Dish technicians aren’t busy installing satellite TV services in people’s homes, they’ll be making house calls to replace iPhone batteries and broken screens. The new program represents Dish’s latest effort to diversify its business as it faces a decline in TV subscribers — currently at 13.9 million, down 1 percent from a year ago. Technicians are also being trained to set up Wi-Fi networks and smart-home systems. Dish will charge $75 for a battery replacement and $135 to $185 for a screen repair, depending on the iPhone model. Multiple repairs on the same visit are cheaper because the...

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Netflix tests new price tiers for video service

Netflix is testing new price plans for streaming video as it tries to lure more viewers. Among the plans being tested are a $6.99-a-month plan that allows only one video stream to be watched at once, and a $9.99-a-month plan that allows three streams at one time, whether on a TV, tablet or computer. A Netflix spokesman says not everyone will see the test prices and they may never roll out system wide. Netflix’s standard $7.99-a-month plan allows users watch video on up to 2 screens at once, including TVs and mobile devices. An $11.99-a-month service allows up to...

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