Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter. More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter.More >
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Netflix customers (especially parents) may get burned the next time they go to watch their favorite shows.
Netflix says they've recently chosen not to renew their contract with Viacom, which includes programming from MTV, VH1, Logo, Spike, and Nickelodeon.
The Nickelodeon loss is the one that many parents of young kids will notice. Users are losing some major kid-friendly content, namely Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, and Yo Gabba Gabba. Streaming Netflix on mobile devices is probably the most popular toddler diversion outside of goldfish crackers and peekaboo, so Netflix might get a little blowback from harried moms hoping to catch a shower break when they go to find their kids' favorite show is gone.
While this may not chafe adult streaming users, certainly parents with kids who love these shows are noticing, and sounding off about it on social media pages and beyond.
"As with everyone else here we are lost without Yo Gabba Gabba on Netflix to entertain our son. He does not care for my singing or his mothers dancing!!! Help us Brobee-wan-kenobi your [sic] our only hope," writes user Shaun on the official Yo Gabba Gabba Facebook page.
We contacted Netflix with our questions about the streaming changes. Here is the company statement in full:
At Netflix, we program for our members, we are selective about what titles we add to the service and what content agreements we renew. Since we can't license everything and also keep our prices low, we look for shows and movies that deliver the highest member engagement relative to its cost. We also put a big premium on exclusivity. For this reason, we have decided not to renew our Viacom content including the Nickelodeon titles. In recent months, we have brought exclusively to Netflix beloved Disney classics like Dumbo and Pocahontas, popular Cartoon Network [sic] like Adventure Time and just a few weeks ago we added great Disney Jr. titles like Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Director of Global Marketing, Netflix
Do you think streaming content with Netflix and other companies is the future if the content available is going to be so unpredictable? Or will you always keep a cable subscription so you know what you're getting week to week?
Let us know in by leaving a comment for us on Facebook here. Until then, it looks like Netflix is banking on the forgiving nature of a child's short-term memory.
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-12-07 22:55:48 GMT
The state of Michigan is dodging an icy storm that has been sweeping across much of the country.A late fall cold snap has gripped much of the country and forced people to deal with frigid temperatures.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 11:17 AM EST2013-12-08 16:17:28 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night. The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left andMore >
Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night. The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook's 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:50 PM EST2013-12-06 19:50:32 GMT
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide. Police said in a statement that they responded about 7:20 p.m. ThursdayMore >
Lansing police say three people are dead in what initial reports by investigators say appears to be a double-murder and suicide.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 6:21 PM EST2013-12-06 23:21:50 GMT
Toy Soliders and the Grinch team up in this unique Christmas display on Center Road in Bay City. But it's the words these characters are holding up, that have some drivers scratching their heads. ManyMore >
Toy Soldiers and the Grinch teamed up in a unique Christmas display in Bay City -- but it's the words these characters are holding up that have some drivers scratching their heads.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 3:49 PM EST2013-12-06 20:49:48 GMT
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim,More >
Frankenmuth police said officers responded to an assault on Thursday which was reported to have happen at the Szechuan House Chinese Restaurant in Frankenmuth.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-12-06 17:57:08 GMT
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and even traffic signals. Some of the things for sale were confiscated by the police department. "Some of theMore >
Saginaw has put more items up for sale on its eBay page, including used equipment, a car and cell phones.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:08 PM EST2013-12-08 18:08:50 GMT
Police are investigating what they call suspicious death that took place inside a home last night. The house is on the 2000 block of Montana Avenue in Saginaw County's Bridgeport Township. SeveralMore >
Police are investigating a suspicious death that took place inside a home in Bridgeport Township.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 2:30 PM EST2013-12-06 19:30:24 GMT
Flint City Councilman Eric Mays said he won't quit his seat on the council despite calls for his resignation by city leaders following his weekend arrest for drunken driving and drug possession. On SaturdayMore >
A newly elected Flint city councilman arrested for drunken driving while cruising the wrong way down a highway with four flat tires says he won't resign his post.More >