Update: the rumors were true, details on this post.
A source at Netflix, plus an interesting discussion on Reddit, are hinting that big news brewing at Netflix. One rumor I'm hearing is a price hike, but no official word from Netflix yet.
Engadget is running a rumor that the $9.99 per month DVD & streaming plan would be raised to $15.98 per month, which would help Netflix pay for the new streaming content deals. Engadet's tipster says that the change will come tomorrow night by email.
The new $7.99 per month DVD-only unlimited plan is starting to make sense as an option for customers that want to keep getting DVDs, but don't care about streaming. If this new pricing is correct, there will be separate $7.99 plans for unlimited streaming or DVDs, and a combined plan for $15.98. This new pricing makes me wonder if they're going to raise the $7.99 streaming-only or DVD plans to $9.99 per month as well.
User Myyystery12 on Reddit posted the following, which should be considered a rumor at this stage:
A friend works at Netflix. Said they had a 30 min briefing last week just saying that big news was coming monday and to expect the call volume to be absurd, and that this was a decision the company was making and that its final.
For context, every other "big news" Netflix event hasn't garnered a 30 min meeting just to tell everyone to expect big news and to stay calm and be prepared, etc. My friend said even when they expanded to 30+ countries, it was just a little sentence on their "dashboard" and it didn't even warrant anything significant.
So I asked my friend today and all I got was a reply saying that my friend can't say what it is, and to expect an email from Netflix soon.
Thanks to Nathan and everyone else for sending this in.