Netflix Streams Bieber to Canada, Shares Hover Near Century Mark30 Sep, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix Sept. 30 said the Justin Bieber movie Never Say Never has begun streaming exclusively in Canada — home country to the teen pop sensation.
The film, which also is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment, follows Bieber’s meteoric rise from small town Stratford, Ontario, to international superstar. The film intersperses home videos and interviews with more recent footage directly from within the maelstrom of madness that surrounds him today, as well as a great concert performance.
“The movie shows him as hard-working, grounded and likeable — very Canadian indeed,” Jason Ropell, VP of content at Netflix, wrote in a blog post.
Separately, Netflix’s stock continues to mirror global indexes with shares opening at $109 per share — down nearly $200 from an all-time high of $304 per share reached over the summer. The Los Gatos, Calif.-based service’s stock has taken a beating in recent weeks following a poorly received price hike, perceived indifference toward disc subscribers and the ill-conceived spin-off of the disc rental business into a hastily named platform called Qwikster.