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Miramax Signs On for Netflix U.K. Launch

Miramax will distribute its movies, like “Good Will Hunting” and “Pulp Fiction,” in the U.K. via Netflix when the streaming service opens up there next year. Netflix has also recently announced U.K. content deals with Lionsgate Entertainment and MGM. Miramax, which spun out from Disney a year ago, has signed Netflix distribution pacts for the U.S. and Latin America, as well.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald