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This article was published on September 23, 2013


Netflix becomes first online TV firm to win a primetime Emmy

Netflix becomes first online TV firm to win a primetime Emmy
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

hocNetflix continued to break new ground for the online TV industry after it scooped its first primetime Emmy Award as David Fincher, who directed Netflix-exclusive ‘House of Cards’ series, won the ‘best directing of a drama series’ category — as CNET reports.

The US company also won casting and cinematography Emmy Awards for ‘House of Cards’, but they were given out prior to this evening’s glitzy, celebrity-filled ceremony.

Netflix has previously won technology and engineering Emmys, but this one sees it trump its broadcast and cable rivals in a more celebrated category.

➤ In online TV first, Netflix wins Emmy for drama directing [CNET]

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