The rise and rise of Netflix


Has Netflix reported a rise in the number of subscribers to 117m in the year 2017, it is of interest in its original content.

The company has come a long way since the start as an online DVD rental company in 1998.

At that time, you could subscribe to and have access to unlimited number of DVDs that would be sent to your house.

It is the main rival Blockbuster was a large chain, the rented movies, games and TV box sets.

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Of 700,000 Netflix subscribers in 2002 to 3.6 m in the year 2005, it was clearly rental is a demand for a DVD.

Two years later, in 2007, America, the introduction of the function, Netflix, saw is best known for streaming.

The year also saw the beginnings of a saw movement away from the traditional DVD rental format.

The founders of the company are said to have had mean, the idea of streaming a lot earlier, but slow internet speeds, that it would not work.


In the next three years, the company’s streaming facilities began to you supported on different games consoles, handheld devices and TV devices.

And up to this point, it was something that only Americans enjoy.Going global

But in 2010, Netflix in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, was added the following year.

That was the same year that Netflix began the construction of his own original – content – start with the “house of cards”, which debuted in 2013.

Strange things, Glow, Orange is The New Black and The crown Is just a few of the successful Netflix originals are there.

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Netflix used to have a production division called Red Envelope Entertainment, has played a prominent role in the broadcast of independent films, but it closed in 2008.

In the year 2012, fifteen years after Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, the company Netflix was founded was available in the UK.Not only Netflix

There are many different rival Netflix over the years.

Only a year before Netflix was available in the UK, the “Netflix for Europe” – LoveFilm was purchased by Amazon.

In the same year, Amazon’s video-streaming to its Prime subscription.

LoveFilm folded completely in the Amazon-Prime-Video-offer in 2014 – and the physical DVD-rental aspect completely closed in October 2017.

Amazon Prime has also recently, the release has been successful the original material, such as The Grand Tour.

Amazon says that “millions” of subscribers to its Prime services.

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