Netflix Soars to All-Time High as Customers Top 62 Million

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With Netflix reaching a record high valuation, it highlights the cracks forming in the old dinosaur version of the media. Video streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and others show the direction TV will be taking in the future. Anyone who has seen the latest broadband search statistics will be very aware that Netflix has over 150 million visitors every month. This figure is surely only going to rise and it also highlights how much the internet has changed the way to engage with content. Their offerings of high definition and high-quality content have spurred many on to look into investing in discounted 4k tv’s online for their homes. The success of these companies have spurred others to replicate the services. These include Yahoo Screen and the new HBO Go. This new way of watching movies and TV is not going to go away. Of course, different countries will have access to different services due to geographical restrictions. For example, some of the streaming services canada has, may not be available to those living in the UK. However, it doesn’t matter where you live, online tv streaming has become the new method of enjoying tv shows and movies.

Smart TVs and peoples desire to watch what they want when they want will ensure the expansion of streaming services in the future. And I for one am glad. Those without video-on-demand may want to try it out here to see what content they’ve been missing out on.

By Lucas Shaw

Netflix Inc. soared to a record high after saying that its video-streaming service topped 62 million subscribers worldwide, as original shows such as “House of Cards” drew new viewers globally.

The stock jumped 18 percent to $562.05 at the close in New York, the biggest daily gain in almost two years, giving the Los Gatos, California-based company a market value of $34 billion, exceeding that of CBS Corp.

U.S. subscribers jumped by 2.28 million in the first quarter, while international accounts rose 2.6 million, Netflix said Wednesday on its website. Both figures beat its Jan. 20 forecast. Sales grew 24 percent to $1.57 billion, matching analysts’ projections. READ MORE …

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