Netflix Floats "Day and Date" Release for "Big" Movies - Peter Kafka
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This summer, the company announced that it in addition to TV shows like “Orange Is the New Black,” it would start spending money on modest movies — documentaries and stand-up comedy specials — which would debut on the service.
Now Netflix is floating the idea that it will foot the bill for a “big” movie, which would appear in theaters and on Netflix at the same time.
So Netflix really is becoming just like HBO, only without the cable commitment.