Top Leaderboard, Site wide
October 31, 2014
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
Sign up for Truthdig's Email NewsletterLike Truthdig on FacebookFollow Truthdig on TwitterSubscribe to Truthdig's RSS Feed

Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!


The Missing Women of Afghanistan






Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Netflix to Raise Prices for New Customers

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

Twin Design / Shutterstock.com

The streaming video service announced it would raise prices by one or two dollars for new customers only, however existing subscribers will likely see their bills match newcomers at some point in the future.

The company currently charges $7.99 a month for streaming to up to two devices at a time.

The news comes as Netflix looks to better compete with rival services from Amazon, HBO and others. Bidding wars with competitors drives up the cost of content, and Netflix has also had to contend with reduced net neutrality. In a controversial move, the company agreed to pay a tax of sorts to broadband Internet provider Comcast in order to ensure steady streams.

Netflix currently has 48 million subscribers, and, along with other streaming services, accounts for half of Internet traffic.

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.

Like Truthdig on Facebook