Morning Media Newsfeed: Paris Mayor May Sue FNC | Netflix Shares Up on Report

Paris mayor will 'have to sue' Fox News. Netflix shares soar on positive Q4 results. These stories and more in today's Morning Media Newsfeed

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Paris Mayor: We’ll ‘Have to Sue’ Fox News (TVNewser)
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the city has had its honor and image “insulted” and “prejudiced” and intends to sue Fox News over its coverage following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, including a discussion of “no-go zones” in Paris neighborhoods, for which the network has apologized. THR Fox News executive VP Michael Clemente issued a statement in response: “We empathize with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced.” Variety Fox News, part of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, had invited self-proclaimed terrorism expert Steven Emerson on one of its program segments in the wake of the attacks at Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris as part of its coverage of those events Jan. 11. HuffPost Though the exact details of the lawsuit are unclear, over the weekend Fox News apologized to “the people of France and England” for erroneously suggesting that certain European cities have “no-go zones” where non-Muslims are not welcome. Poynter / MediaWire The idea of a lawsuit like the one France is proposing being successful in the U.S. is “absurd,” said Gregg Leslie, legal defense director for Reporters Committee for The Freedom of The Press.

Netflix Shares Soar on Earnings Report (THR)
Netflix added 4.33 million members worldwide in the fourth quarter, ending the year with 57.4 million, more than what Wall Street analysts expected. Shares of Netflix were up more than 13 percent after the closing bell on Tuesday once the results were known. Variety The No. 1 subscription video-on-demand provider reported quarterly revenue of $1.48 billion, up 26 percent year over year, with net income of $83.4 million (including a $37.9 million tax benefit). GigaOM In Q4, it added a total of 2.43 million subscribers abroad, and now has a total of 18.28 million members in its 50 international markets. Domestically, it ended 2014 with 39.11 million subscribers, compared to 33.42 million a year before that. WSJ In a letter to shareholders Tuesday, Netflix said its international progress has been so strong that it expects to complete its expansion, while staying profitable, over the next two years, earlier than it had expected. When done, Netflix expects to be operating in 200 countries, up from 50 countries now. Netflix, however, said its international expansion will continue weighing on its profits. The company expects lower full-year operating income for 2015 than last year.

NBC to Stream Super Bowl, Halftime Show for Free (LostRemote)
NBC announced Tuesday that Super Bowl Sunday will also be “Super Stream Sunday.” Starting at noon, the network will stream pre-game coverage, the game, the halftime show and conclude 11 hours later with The Blacklist, all for free. Deadline The promotion is part of an effort to push the cable industry’s “TV Everywhere” initiative that usually makes such digital-video streams available only to those who can prove they’re pay-TV subscribers. Variety NBC does not have NFL live-streaming rights on smartphone devices, which the league has granted exclusively to Verizon Wireless. As such, the “Super Stream Sunday” content will be available on tablets and desktop computers. Both and will link to NBC’s live stream of Super Bowl XLIX for fans in the U.S.; that’s slated to include interactive online and social features created by the league complementing the NBC broadcast of the game. The NFL also will serve up a host of content on NFL Now, its digital-only network launched this season, surrounding the Super Bowl. Mashable The network first live streamed the Super Bowl in 2010, drawing at most around 500,000 viewers, less than 1 percent of the game’s total viewership. Since then, other networks that have aired the game, including Fox and CBS, have also streamed it. However, this is the first year the Halftime Show will be available for streaming.