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May 17, 2016

Stop watching Netflix for a minute and read these facts about Netflix.
Netflix Trivia

  • CEO Reed Hastings got the idea for a company where uses pay a monthly fee to keep out DVDs—instead of a fee to rent a single movie for a day or two, and then incur late charges—in 1997. He’d returned Apollo 13 late to his local Blockbuster Video and had rung up a $40 late fee.
  • Early names considered for the company: Kibble, Directpix, Replay, and Luna.
  • Netflix was up and running by 1998, renting DVDs by mail. To bring itself a little publicity, it offered discs of President Bill Clinton’s grand jury testimony in the lead-up to his impeachment hearings. The duplication company hired to make the DVDs messed up, and Netflix subscribers wound up with Chinese pornography.
  • According to Netflix research, if customers don’t pick something to watch on its streaming platform within two minutes, they’ll sign out and switch over to Hulu or regular TV.
  • As of 2015, there are more Netflix subscribers in the U.S. than cable TV subscribers.
  • Netflix users stream 100 million hours of content every day. From 7 to 9 p.m. (prime TV-watching time), Netflix is responsible for one-third of all Internet traffic in the U.S.
  • Most streamed TV show of all time of Netflix: Breaking Bad. Most watched movie: The Netflix-produced Adam Sandler movie The Ridiculous 6.
  • Netflix MailersWhile streaming constitutes its main business, the company still processes a lot of DVD rentals. A worker in one of its facilities will sort as many as 5,200 DVDs a day.
  • Netflix sends and receives DVDs in rectangular envelopes. Reason: They’re cheaper to send than square ones. The company saves a reported $225 million each year in postage because of that decision.
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They need to desperately do three things……..
1. Allow viewers to rate actors, studios, and directors so we can narrow (or expand, as it were) our potential viewing choices. Just rating movies alone does little to cater to taste.
2. PLEASE – charge a little more (for those willing to pay) so dedicated movie buffs can access the extras available on DVD’s such as commentaries, behind the scenes documentaries, and outtakes. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!
3. Also…….why not charge 2-3 dollars to stream NEW releases? Easier than going to Redbox.

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