Netflix Could Be Coming To A TV Set Near You

netflix1Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
The days of kicking back on your couch and binge-watching Orange Is the New Black are close at hand. If the buzz over Comcast offering Netflix with their various cable packages proves true, our laptops and desktops can finally go to sleep at night, instead of burning the midnight oil while we fall asleep, and our instant queue drones on.
Advertisement
According to Variety, Netflix is in the early stages of talks with Comcast and other cable companies to offer its streaming services through cable bundles. However, the Wall Street Journal reports that nothing is "imminent." What it ultimately comes down to is how much of a threat does Netflix pose to various cable companies. The company's CFO, David Wells, stated that it's up to individual distributors to "decide how much of a competitor we [Netflix] are or a complement." Here's to hoping companies will see the benefit of the latter.
Variety poses three distinct reasons why offering Netflix on the bill is a good thing. For one, it'd be good backup for when a show gets the axe; there would always be a TV show to fill the empty time slot. Broadband channels could see an increase in subscribers, and the line between streaming television and "live" programming would blur. These models have proved successful across the Atlantic, so perhaps it's only a matter of time before we can also enjoy life, liberty...and the pursuit of great TV. (Variety)
Advertisement

More from Tech

It's become almost second nature for a celeb to have some sort of side hustle. Why just make money acting when you can also release a perfume or found a ...
Remember when dorm drama just meant your roommate eating the last of your Oreos without asking, or talking on the phone too loudly while you were trying ...
Chrissy Teigen, the model turned TV host turned cookbook author, has amassed Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat followings in the millions. The secret to ...
GENERATION STARTUP presents Women In Tech, an episode of an exclusive web series with footage left on the cutting room floor. The feature documentary ...
A Google search for "mooning" pulls up expected results: some news articles about protestors pulling down their pants, and the formal dictionary definition...
Pokémon Go was this year's biggest app sensation. Within 24 hours of its launch, the game became a mega hit and has since seen users walking billions of ...
For the second time this month, earthlings of the Western Hemisphere will experience a special event involving our moon. Earlier this month, we got our ...
(Paid Content) Refinery29 is now on Versy, a messaging and content-sharing app made for busy people like us
If you want to look up information about your favorite celebrities, your first instinct is probably to google them. But depending on who you're curious ...
Complaining today is much easier than it used to be. Lost luggage, bad service, extra charges, broken products — you used to have to put a letter in the ...
It's Google's 18th birthday which means it can finally see all the porn it serves up
Tonight marks the first of three presidential debates between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Because of the debate's close proximity to New...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) developed a phone app that will assist you in recording and reporting police conduct. The app, Mobile Justice, ...
If you aren't registered to vote, don't panic. As a matter of fact, thanks to Snapchat, you can now do it in just one minute, reports Time. The social-...