– Netflix (NASD: NFLX) announced on Thursday that it has signed deals with five consumer
electronics firms, to integrate Netflix instant streaming into Blu-ray players
or digital televisions. The new partners include Funai (Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania, Emerson),
Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp and Toshiba. Netflix streaming is already available on
devices from manufacturers including LG, Insignia, Sony, Samsung, Microsoft,
Roku and Vizio.