Netflix | Wikipedia audio article
This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netflix 00:03:41 1 History00:03:51 1.1 Establishment00:07:08 1.2 Membership fee, Blockbuster acquisition offer, growth start00:10:24 1.3 Video on demand introduction, declining DVD sales, global expansion00:15:42 1.4 Early Netflix Original content00:16:36 1.5 Entertainment dominance, presence, and continued growth00:23:02 1.6 Rebranding and wider international expansion00:31:33 2 Ownership00:31:57 3 Finance00:33:01 4 Services00:37:50 4.1 History00:40:35 4.2 Disc rental00:43:04 4.2.1 Qwikster00:45:47 4.3 Profiles00:47:38 4.3.1 Reintroduction00:50:47 4.4 Subsidiaries00:52:55 5 Products00:55:55 6 Content00:56:05 6.1 Original programming01:04:51 6.2 Film and television deals01:14:43 6.2.1 Producers and distributors01:14:58 6.3 Video games01:16:23 7 Device support01:18:43 8 Sales and marketing01:21:01 9 International expansion01:22:47 9.1 Worldwide users01:22:57 10 Competitors01:29:25 11 Criticism01:29:35 11.1 Viewership claims01:31:26 12 Incidents01:31:52 13 Awards01:39:05 14 Finance and revenue01:39:16 14.1 201001:39:56 14.2 201101:42:13 14.3 201401:43:43 14.4 201601:44:23 15 Legal issues and controversies01:47:21 16 Effects and legacy01:51:58 17 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7077753935719361 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Netflix, Inc. () is an American media-services provider 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 OTT service which offers online streaming of a library of films and television programs, including those produced in-house. As of April 2019, Netflix had over 148 million paid subscriptions worldwide, including 60 million in the United States, and over 154 million subscriptions total including free trials. It is available almost worldwide except in mainland China (due to local restrictions) as well as Syria, North Korea, and Crimea (due to US sanctions). The company also has offices in the Netherlands, Brazil, India, Japan, and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).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. 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, 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. By January 2016, Netflix services operated in more than 190 countries. Netflix released an estimated 126 original series and films in 2016, more than any other network or cable channel. Their efforts to produce new content, secure the rights for additional content, and diversity through 190 countries have resulted in the company racking up billions in debt: $21.9 billion as of September 2017, up from $16.8 billion from the previous year. $6.5 billion of this is long-term debt, while the remaining is in long-term obligations. In October 2018, Netflix announced it would raise another $2 billion in debt to help fund new content.