Pretty much everyone has heard of Netflix, and this company is definitely taking over its respective industry. From original shows to downloaded series and movies, Netflix has come a long way since its 1997 brainstorming session.
Let’s take a look at our list of the most interesting Netflix facts you’ve never heard before. From who started it, to their revenge on Blockbuster, you are going to find these tidbits entertaining and fascinating. Even so, be sure to join the many subscribers and find your next show to binge-watch tonight! You would be surprised how many people have similar binge-watching habits (or not).
1 A Winning TV Show
Their first Emmy was for the Netflix series House of Cards.
2 Netflix Quantum Theory
It’s a thing, and it helps the company tag the genres, directors, and whatnot in shows and films.
3 Why The Rectangular Envelopes?
They ship in rectangle envelopes to avoid added expenses (squares apparently cost more).
4 The Rule One-Third of the Market
33% of the TV and movie downloads in the United States are from Netflix.
5 Netflix Prime-Time
The company is booming between the hours of 9pm and 12am.
6 A Secretive Company
In fact, even the delivery and cargo trucks for Netflix are undercover.
7 Undercover Headquarters
The company has about 60 warehouses located around the nation; most in private.
8 Netflix Approached Blockbuster
Reed Hastings spoke to Blockbuster’s CEO about collaborating with online and in-store shows.
9 They Do Their Research
Netflix sees what shows are being illegally downloaded to decide what the company should purchase.
10 It Came out of Hardship
When Reed Hastings was charged $40 in late fees, Netflix was born.
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Let’s explore even more about Netflix. With original and downloaded content, this company is making bank. Plus, it is not just the young and broke who are watching Netflix. Check out who is subscribing and what they’re watching each month and year!
Netflix: How a $40 Late Fee Revolutionized Television
This is an awesome video summary of how Netflix came to dominate the streaming TV market! Netflix is an American entertainment company founded on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California, by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. In 1998, about a year after Netflix’s founding, the company grew by starting in the DVD by mail business. In 2007, Netflix expanded its business with the introduction of streaming media, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service. Netflix entered the content-production industry in 2013, debuting its first series, House of Cards. It has greatly expanded the production of both film and television series since then, offering “Netflix Original” content through its online library of films and television. Netflix released an estimated 126 original series or films in 2016, more than any other network or cable channel. In January 2017, Netflix reported having over 93 million subscribers worldwide, including more than 49 million in the United States. #Netflix
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