DreamWorks and Netflix Create More Competition for Cable TV

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The major reasons for subscribing to cable TV are the original programs available on basic and premium cable channels and to watch live sports. One of those reasons may fade away soon enough as DreamWorks and Netflix are the latest to get into creating streaming programming outside of the normal cable TV sphere.

More from the New York Times:

In a multiyear deal announced early on Monday, DreamWorks Animation will supply a torrent of new episodic TV programs to the Internet streaming service. The partnership calls for 300 hours of original programming, perhaps the biggest commitment yet to bring Hollywood-caliber content to the Web first.

The new programs will be “inspired” by characters from past DreamWorks Animation franchises, which include “Shrek” and “The Croods,” and its coming feature films. Series will also come from Classic Media, which the studio bought last year. Classic Media’s holdings include characters like Casper the…

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