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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 24:  The Netflix show House of Cards is displayed during a demonstration of the new Google Chromecast SDK during a special event at Dogpatch Studios on July 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Google announced a new Asus Nexus 7 tablet and Chromecast SDK.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hollywood Honors British Influence With Tea Before Emmy Awards

“House of Cards” is one of many British imports that have inspired American television in recent years. And Spacey called its unique release – the entire series was posted on Netflix at once – and nine Emmy nominations a “landmark moment.” The British original aired over three seasons during the 1990s.

09/22/2013

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Online Series ‘House Of Cards’ Makes Emmy History

Netflix’s “House of Cards” made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television’s leading awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.

07/18/2013