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Is Netflix the new HBO?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

USA Today: A new deal has DreamWorks Animation committed to creating 300 hours of new programming for first run on Netflix.

The price was not disclosed, but this is believed to be the biggest content agreement ever for Netflix—surpassing its big-bucks splashes on two other exclusives, a new season of cult favorite Arrested Development and the political satire House of Cards.

So, here's the burning question for families with children: Would you rather park the kids in front of Nickelodeon, or just hand over your Netflix login information, given that the average cable television subscription costs about $70 per month, and a Netflix subscription costs $7.99 a month?

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