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A former journalist, broadcaster, political staffer and policy adviser, Peter has studied political science, journalism, public administration and Canadian politics. He has grown weary of partisan politics but remains engaged in public policy issues and community activism. Father to three teenage boys,he is committed to teaching them the values of cooperation, volunteering and caring for each other. All I want is for my children to be respectful and successful.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NETFLIX SCORES BIG COUP



It just seems like yesterday that some were writing the obituary for Netflix. The sky was falling.

Netflix has become a staple in my home over the last couple of years. Sure the American version has more choices but the Canadian copyright issues are being worked through.

 It provides a cheap alternative to cable or building a DVD collection. I can watch the programs on my TV, on my computer, Ipad, Xbox or Wii. I can watch these programs at home or on the go.

Yesterday, Netflix scooped the big Hollywood studios and pay TV by scoring a hugedeal with Disney. The entertainment provider signed onto a $300 million a year arrangement that gives it rights to show new releases from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm starting in 2016

The deal marks the first time a major studio has chosen an online streaming service over

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