Internet video buzz dominates today's cable news roundup, including a technical glitch that temporarily shut down Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) last night.
Netflix customers went wanting for more than two hours Tuesday evening after an apparent glitch temporarily shut down the site's core functions, including its streaming video service. The site was operating normally again by about 10:30 p.m. ET. Netflix, which now has more than 20 million subscribers, has not revealed an exact cause for the outage, but company VP of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey told Light Reading Cable this morning that "It was a rare technical issue, since resolved." (See Showtime Cuts Netflix Down to Size.)