Netflix chills out with new program Slow TV

By: Isabel DeMarco ~Guest Writer~ Slow TV finally made its way to Netflix on Aug. 5. It is a Norwegian concept that has grown in popularity over the last few years after first broadcasting the entirety of a seven-hour train ride in 2009. The first show pulled in 1.2 million viewers, nearly 20 percent of Norway’s population. It provides television coverage of mundane, real-time events that are unedited and shown in their full length. Netflix is introducing programs that range from one to seven hours long in 190 countries. Netflix has added the following episodes to its roster: “Slow TV: … Continue reading Netflix chills out with new program Slow TV

The domination of online streaming

By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Netflix and Amazon Instant have seen rises in viewership thanks to original shows and convenience Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant continue to bring in millions of viewers each day. Netflix and Amazon have risen to the top and attracted many to their endless shows and movies that may be streamed from computers and televisions. Netflix, specifically, has more than 36 million U.S. subscribers. According to an August 2014 study conducted by the Leichtman Research Group, Inc., there are about 49,915,000 broadband subscribers compared to 49,910,000 cable subscribers, a fairly minimal difference. Over the past quarter, the majority of cable companies added approximately 380,000 new broadband subscribers. Cable, then, is well … Continue reading The domination of online streaming

Piper Kerman to speak at Xavier

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Writer and prison justice advocate Piper Kerman, whose New York Times-bestselling memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” serves as a loose basis for the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” will speak at Xavier on Feb. 3. Kerman will speak about the American judicial and correctional systems and will also be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book. Beginning in 2004, Kerman spent 13 months in FCI Danbury, a minimum-security prison in Danbury, Conn., after being indicted for money laundering and drug trafficking. Kerman’s memoir, … Continue reading Piper Kerman to speak at Xavier