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Netflix, Inc. is an American media-services provider and production company headquartered in Los Gatos, California, founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is its subscription-based streaming service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house.[2] As of 2019-04, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials.[3] It is available worldwide except in mainland China (due to local restrictions), Syria, North Korea (due to the country's ban on foreign TV series and films), and Crimea (due to U.S. sanctions). It also used to be available in Russia, but was shut down on March 7, 2022 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4] The company also has offices in India, Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, and South Korea.[5] Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

Netflix's initial business model included DVD sales and rental by mail, but Hastings abandoned the sales about a year after the company's founding to focus on the initial DVD rental business.[2][6] Netflix expanded its business in 2010 with the introduction of streaming media while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental business. The company expanded internationally in 2010 with streaming available in Canada,[7] followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix entered the content-production industry in 2012, debuting its first series Lilyhammer.

Since 2012, Netflix has taken more of an active role as producer and distributor for both film and television series, and to that end, it offers a variety of "Netflix Original" content through its online library.[8] By 2016-01, Netflix services operated in more than 190 countries.[9] Netflix released an estimated 126 original series and films in 2016, more than any other network or cable channel.[10] Their efforts to produce new content, secure the rights for additional content, and diversify through 190 countries have resulted in the company racking up billions in debt: $21.9 billion as of 2017-09, up from $16.8 billion from the previous year.[11] $6.5 billion of this is long-term debt, while the remaining is in long-term obligations.[12] In 2018-10, Netflix announced it would raise another $2 billion in debt to help fund new content.[13]

Programming

Main article: Netflix/Programs

Netflix hosts various shows, films, and specials under many languages.

International versions

Country Name Launch date
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Arab World Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Australia and New Zealand Netflix 2015-03-24
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Brazil Netflix 2011-07-05
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Canada Netflix 2010-09-22
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Denmark Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Finland Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg France Netflix 2014-09-19
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Germany Netflix 2014-09-19
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Greece Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Hong Kong Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Hungary Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg India Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Ireland Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Israel Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Italy Netflix 2014-09-19
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Japan Netflix 2015-09-02[14]
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Latin America Netflix 2011-07-05
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Netherlands Netflix 2013-09-11
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Norway Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Portugal Netflix 2015-10-21
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Romania Netflix 2016-01-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Spain Netflix 2015-06-06
Netflix 2015 logo.svg South Korea Netflix 2016
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Sweden Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg United Kingdom Netflix 2012-01-04
Netflix 2015 logo.svg Turkiye Netflix 2016-01-06

References

  1. Where is Netflix available?. Netflix. Archived from the original on 2022-03-07. Retrieved on 2022 March 7.
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  3. Q1 2019 Letter to Netflix Shareholders. Retrieved on 2019 April 17.
  4. Netflix suspends service in Russia and TikTok won't allow new posts. CBS News (2022-03-07). Archived from the original on 2022-05-07.
  5. Netflix Corporate Information. Netflix. Archived from the original on 2018-01-03.
  6. Keating, Gina (2012). . Portfolio/Penguin.
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  8. Netflix chief bulks up on series (600 hours!). Archived from the original on 2016-01-29.
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  12. Smith, Molly (2018-01-23). As Netflix Trumpets Stock Value, Debt Investors Want Cash Flow. Archived from the original on 2018-01-23. Retrieved on 2018 January 24.
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  14. https://variety.com/2015/digital/asia/netflix-japan-launch-date-1201556207/
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