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Netflix Adds AMC’s “Walking Dead,” Other Shows

More content for Netflix as it tries to recover from a rough few months. The video service has signed a streaming rights deal with AMC Networks for “The Walking Dead” and other shows from channels like IFC and the Sundance Channel. Like the Netflix “Mad Men” deal and other agreements Netflix has made recently — and in contrast to many of Amazon’s recent deals — this is an “output” pact, which gives Netflix the rights to future seasons of some shows.

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”