40 Facts About Netflix

1. In October 2018, Netflix announced it would raise another $2 billion in debt to help fund new content.

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2. On Tuesday, Netflix announced a very special contest for fans of the uber-popular show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

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3. On January 22, 2019, Netflix scored 15 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, including a Best Picture nomination for Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, which was nominated for 10 Awards.

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4. In June 2018, Netflix announced a partnership with Telltale Games to port its adventure games to the service in a streaming video format.

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5. In 2007, Netflix recruited one of the early DVR business pioneers Anthony Wood to build a "Netflix Player" that would allow streaming content to be played directly on a television set rather than a PC or laptop.

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6. On November 30, 2016, Netflix launched an offline playback feature, allowing users of the Netflix mobile apps on Android or iOS to cache content on their devices in standard or high quality for viewing without an Internet connection.

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7. In February 2017, Netflix signed a music publishing deal with BMG Rights Management, where BMG will oversee rights outside of the United States for music associated with Netflix original content.

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8. In 2017, Netflix plans to launch 1,000 hours of original content.

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9. In 2017, Netflix plans to launch over 1000 hours of original content.

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10. In 2011, Netflix announced it was going to spin its DVD-by-mail service off into a separate service called Qwikster.

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11. In some European markets, Netflix monitors illegal downloads to decide which shows to purchase.

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12. In 1998, Netflix was still in the business of selling as well as renting DVDs.

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13. In 2000, Netflix was offered to Blockbuster for $50 million.

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14. In May 2014, Netflix increased the fee for UK subscribers by £1.

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15. On July 18, 2013, Netflix earned the first Primetime Emmy Award nominations for original online-only web television programs at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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16. On July 22, 2007, Netflix dropped the prices of its two most popular plans by US$1.00 in an effort to better compete with Blockbuster's online-only offerings.

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17. In June 2018, Netflix announced a partnership with Telltale Games to port adventure games over to the service in a streaming format.

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18. In Canada, Netflix holds pay TV rights to films from Paramount, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, distributing all new content from those studios eight months after initial release.

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19. In November 2017, Netflix announced that it would be making its first original Colombian series, to be executive produced by Ciro Guerra.

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20. In January 2017, Netflix announced all Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episodes and season 10 would be on their service.

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21. In late 2011, Netflix picked up two eight-episode seasons of Lilyhammer and a fourth season of the ex-Fox sitcom Arrested Development.

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22. In March 2011, Netflix began acquiring original content for its library, beginning with the hour-long political drama House of Cards, which debuted in February 2013.

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23. In May 2016, Netflix created a new tool called FAST to determine how fast one's Internet connection is.

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24. In June 2008, Netflix announced plans to eliminate its online subscriber profile feature.

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25. On September 18, 2011, Netflix announced that it would split out and rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster.

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26. On November 21, 2008, Netflix began offering subscribers rentals on Blu-ray disc for an additional fee.

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27. On July 12, 2011, Netflix announced that it would separate its existing subscription plans into two separate plans: one covering the streaming and the other DVD rental services.

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28. On October 1, 2008, Netflix announced a partnership with Starz to bring 2,500+ new films and shows to "Watch Instantly", under Starz Play.

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29. Under the multi-million pact, Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects.

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30. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Netflix announced a major international expansion of its service into 150 additional countries.

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31. In July 2014, Netflix surpassed 50 million global subscribers, with 36 million of them being in the United States.

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32. In June 2014, Netflix unveiled a global rebranding: a new logo, which uses a modern typeface with the drop shadowing removed, and a new website UI.

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33. On March 13, 2013, Netflix announced a Facebook implementation, letting United States subscribers access "Watched by your friends" and "Friends' Favorites" by agreeing.

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34. In February 2013, Netflix announced it would be hosting its own awards ceremony, The Flixies.

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35. On October 24, Netflix announced 800,000 unsubscribers in the United States during Q3 2011, and more losses were expected in Q4 2011.

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36. In July 2011, Netflix changed its prices, charging customers for its mail rental service and streaming service separately.

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37. On September 18, 2011, Netflix announced its intentions to rebrand and restructure its DVD home media rental service as an independent subsidiary called Qwikster, separating DVD rental and streaming services.

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38. In 2000, when Netflix had just about 300,000 subscribers and relied on the US Postal Service for the delivery of their DVDs, they were losing money and offered to be acquired by Blockbuster for $50 million.

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39. In October 2018, Netflix announced it would raise another $2B in debt to help fund new content.

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40. In a major course correction, Netflix will open three of its fall award contenders.

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