Guys, you may probably be familiar with the whole ‘Netflix and chill’ thing, but do you know even something about Netflix except that? Well, that’s what we thought. So here are some really amazing facts about Netflix.
A man named Marc Randolph founded Netflix. The idea of making Netflix came in 1997 when the CEO-founder was charged a fee of $40 for a late VHS copy of Apollo 13.
Netflix outranks cable TV in the US.
Employees are sworn to secrecy and nobody knows about the location of the DVD warehouses.
Blockbuster, another DVD rental company turned down multiple offers to buy Netflix.
Netflix first name on paper was Kibble.
Netflix lets its employees to take as many days off as they want. They also throw in a free Netflix subscription for them!
The whole ‘Netflix and chill’ thing actually originated when, a Twitter user ‘@nofacenina’ was the first to tweet “I’m about to log onto Netflix and chill for the rest of the night” in 2009.
Netflix estimates that a user browses the Netflix library only for about two minutes, before making a choice or just giving up.
In 2015, Netflix’s total revenue was about $6 billion with some $1.75 billion in profits.
Netflix is said to have ratings even higher than the legendary channel HBO.
Subscribers at least watch 2 hours of content a day.
Netflix had its own award show called ‘The Flixies’.
Netflix is one year older than Google! Google started in 1998. During the early times of the internet in 1997, Netflix offered unlimited rental DVDs through the mail for a monthly subscription, then began offering streaming services in 2007.
As of now 2016, Netflix reported to have $74 million subscribers across 190 countries where the service is available. They plant to expand their service to 10 more countries by the end of 2016.
Netflix has even more data than Hollywood about what their viewers watch and for how they watch it.
Canada was once called a ‘third world country’ by Netflix in terms of broadband internet ranking.
Netflix library size is over 1 Petabyte. That’s about 1,000,000 Gigabytes or 1,024,000,000 Megabytes!
Netflix was nominated for its first Oscar in 2014. It was also the first streaming service to win a major Hollywood award.
People who have children are statistically far more likely to have a Netflix subscription.
The most watched show on Netflix is ‘Breaking Bad’.
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