NETFLIX PARTNERS WITH TED TO OFFER “TEDTALKS SHOWS” FOR MEMBERS TO WATCH INSTANTLY
Netflix Members Gain Access to the Newest Ideas, Delivered by the World’s Most Fascinating Thinkers and Doers
Beverly Hills, Calif., March 15, 2012 – Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) today announced the availability of the first group of fourteen themed TEDTalks Shows for Netflix streaming members in the US, Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland.
TED is a nonprofit organization that showcases “ideas worth spreading” in technology, entertainment and design. The world-renowned TED brings together remarkable minds – leading thinkers, adventurers, artists, performers, icons and educators – to give riveting talks on various topics – all in 18 minutes or less. Each year, the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA and TEDGlobal Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland invites a who’s who of the world to deliver signature “TEDTalks” – lectures on a single idea to help grow awareness around amazing ideas or concepts. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende, James Cameron and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Over 1,000 talks have occurred.
Each TEDTalks Show on Netflix is uniquely packaged with curated talks that introduce Netflix members to powerful ideas that can help make the world a better place.
“We are excited to be bringing this initial TEDTalks offering to our global streaming member community and look forward to a continued relationship with TED,” said Lisa Nishimura, Vice President of Independent Film Content Acquisition.
“TED is delighted to offer Netflix subscribers these jumping-off points for exploring the world of ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to stir the imagination,” said June Cohen, Executive Producer of TED Media.
The initial offering of TEDTalks Shows on Netflix are grouped around these areas of interest:
Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment
Beauty & Fashion: Beneath the Skin Deep
Chew On This
Crime & Punishment
It’s (Not Just) a Guy Thing
Sex, Secrets & Love
Video & Photo Mojo
With more than 23 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. [NASDAQ: NFLX] is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV programs. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV programs streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading those world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com and through TED distribution partners. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.