There are two interesting news stories out this week that have to do with Netflix.

First, LG Electronics is unveiling a new television at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will wireless stream Netflix video. The television is being dubbed the LG “Broadband HDTV” and are HDTV sets capable of streaming Netflix movies and TV shows from the Internet without an external set-top box.

Second, Showtime has partnered with Netflix to give Netflix subscribers early premieres of shows. Netflix members can view the series premiere new series United States of Tara starting on Thursday, which is a full ten days before its debut on Showtime. Netflix subscribers can also view the season premieres of The L Word and Secret Diary of a Call Girl on Netflix this month.

And as you may know, indie filmmakers can self-submit their movies to Netflix as well. If you are a screenwriter that is looking to making your own films in the future then you will want to keep this sort if info handy.

And if you’re looking for a cheap way to rent movies, sign up for Netflix and take advantage of their free trial offer.

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