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Shares of TiVo and Netflix rose 11% and 5%, respectively, on Thursday after the companies said that they have partnered to stream about 12,000 movie and television titles to TV sets. The companies said Netflix subscribers who also are owners of the three latest broadband-connected HD TiVo boxes can stream content on-demand at no extra charge beyond what they pay for their Netflix and TiVo subscriptions. TiVo has 3.6 million subscribers and Netflix has 8 million.
PEACE ARCH PICKUPS
Peace Arch Entertainment is in negotiations for North American distribution rights to a pair of indie features: Mark Webber's "Explicit Ills" and Charles Adelman's "2:13." "Ills" stars Rosario Dawson in a tale of poverty and drugs. The serial killer thriller "2:13," which premieres at next week's American Film Market, stars Teri Polo. Peace Arch Entertainment Group purchased international sales rights to both films and will present them at AFM.