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Netflix First to Win Emmy Award for Online-Only Shows

Net­flix made his­to­ry tonight, win­ning three Emmy awards for House of Cards, becom­ing the first com­pa­ny to win the awards for online-only shows. Orig­i­nal shows pro­duced by Net­flix had received 14 nom­i­na­tions — 9 of those for House of Cards alone. 

This is huge. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Net­flix gets it. They’re mak­ing enter­tain­ing shows, and min­i­miz­ing pira­cy. Tra­di­tion­al tele­vi­sion has­n’t been able to nail both.