When AMC Networks canceled its TV crime drama “The Killing” last year after two seasons, the show’s creators made a push to get it back on the air, believing they could correct the missteps that had caused an ardent fan base to lose interest. They got some help from an unlikely source: Netflix Inc.
Streaming video on the Web can be a bumpy experience: The video can slow or stop altogether. To avoid these problems, Netflix Inc., the biggest online video outlet, has been trying to install special equipment directly connected to the networks of Internet access providers.
Netflix will offer its streaming video service in the Netherlands later this year, as it increases its reach in Europe. The company, which began expanding outside of the U.S. in 2010, had previously said it would “launch an additional European market” this year.
Verizon Wireless will pay $1 billion for rights to air more NFL games over its customers’ smartphones, placing a big bet on changing viewer habits as Americans watch more of their favorite shows on screens other than the television.