|HQ:||100 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, California 95032-1815, United States (Maps)|
|Traded as:||NFLX (NASDAQ)|
|Founded:||August 29, 1997 in Scotts Valley, California|
|Founders:||Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph|
|Industry:||Entertainment, mass media|
|Products:||Streaming media and video on demand|
|Services:||Film production, film distribution and television production|
|Subsidiaries:||Millarworld, LT-LA, ABQ Studios, Netflix Animation, Netflix Pte. Ltd., Netflix Services UK Limited, Netflix Streaming Services International B.V., Netflix Streaming Services, Inc., Netflix Global, LLC, Netflix Services Germany GmbH, NetflixCS, Inc., Netflix Luxembourg S.a r.l., Netflix Studios, Netflix Entretenimento Brasil LTDA. and StoryBots|
|Area served:||Worldwide (excluding Mainland China, Syria, North Korea and Crimea)|
|Type of site:||Over-the-top media service|
|Users:||169 million (paid)|
How do I get in touch with Netflix UK?
You may reach the Netflix UK line through their freephone customer line at 0800-096-8879. It is open 24 hours and you may voice out your concerns or issues regarding your subscription or ask for guidance in updating your account details either through the website or over the phone.
How do I contact Netflix Australia?
Customers in Australia may contact the Netflix Australia Helpline number at 1902256245 or 1-800-585-7265. For similar subscription issues and/or account updating, clients may also call them directly on the phone through their customer service number at (190) 225-6245.
They also offer customer services via the Internet on their website through the link http://nflx.it/2iJv8Ba, where clients can initiate a chat session with a company representative. They can also be reached through email at [email protected].
What does Netflix do?
Netflix is an international media-services provider which offers an online streaming television network. It is a production company which provides online content including television shows, TV series, full-length feature films (some of which are originally produced by Netflix itself), documentaries and short films which are all categorized according to different genres. These films are also available in different languages.
Netflix allows users to stream online content through a variety of Internet-connected platforms which include mobile phones, televisions, computers, digital video players and game consoles. It has standard account and subscription rates per month which vary from country to country.
The online digital company operates in three different segments: domestic streaming, international streaming and domestic DVD. Domestic streaming includes services that are exclusive to Netflix customers in the United States. The international streaming, on the other hand offers its online streaming services to its clients who are non-U.S. citizens. Domestic DVD include rental services where film DVDs can be delivered to customer’s homes.
Netflix offers its services to millions of customers worldwide. It has over 148 million active subscribers in over 190 countries as of April 2019.
Netflix was founded in 1997 in Scotts Valley, California. It started as a DVD sales and rental-by-mail business enterprise. One year later the company focused on its DVD rental business and continued to expand in the succeeding years as it ventured into the online media streaming industry for films while maintaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental business at the same time.
The company’s online streaming of films was inspired by the then booming e-commerce business of Amazon which was delivering different goods and merchandise via the Internet.
Netflix was officially launched in 1998 as it continued to offer online DVD rentals. It started to deliver online content through a pay-per-rent model with a total of 925 film titles.
In 1999 the company attempted to venture in a monthly subscription payment system for users but later dropped even their original per-title rental payment system one year later. Eventually it established its business rental model without late fees or due dates as well as shipping and handling fees of the DVDs that it offered.
Netflix had an initial public offering (IPO) in 2002 as it was able to sell 5.5 million shares of stock and an additional of 825, 000 shares at US$15 per share during the same year.
By 2005 the company has acquired over 35, 000 different films which they had made available through their network. It has also continued to ship out 1 million DVDs every day during this time.
Netflix further promoted its online streaming services internationally in Canada, Latin America and the Carribean in 2010. Two years later it made a bold move to actively produce and distribute its own films, streaming its “Netflix Originals” and releasing “Lilyhammer” as its debut film series. Since then it has played a significant role in the independent and original film production and distribution.
In 2014 Netflix has reached a total of 50 million international subscribers with operations across 41 countries globally. Two more years later it has expanded its services to 150 additional countries with the exception of China, which has certain restrictions in its media services.
Netflix was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Hastings is a computer scientist and mathematician who served as the marketing director for Pure Atria. Randolph, on the other hand was the co-founder of MicroWarehouse, a computer mail order business enterprise.
Who owns Netflix?
Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr., who is also one of the founders of Netflix currently owns the online film streaming company. He is also the current Chairman and CEO of Netflix.
Netflix is considered as one of the largest on-demand Internet streaming media services provider globally which constantly aims produce quality and new content to its customers. It is a data-driven company which offers an online library of digital content in films, TV series, TV shows and documentaries.
The company has different types of online streaming available such as single stream standard definition plan, two stream HD plan and four stream ultra HD plan. It caters to active subscribers worldwide including the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, Ireland, Canada and South America.
Netflix is also known to produce original feature-length films as well as television series, which include House of Cards, Lilyhammer, Arrested Development, Hemlock Grove and Orange is the New Black. It has also contributed in the production of animated family films and shows, with its initial collaboration with DreamWorks Animation and co-production of Turbo Fast in 2013.
Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and continues to be in close partnership and collaboration with different producers and distributors, which include 20th Century Fox Television, BBC Earth, CBS Corporation, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, Relativity Media and the Weinstein Company among others.
The company believes in a “freedom and responsibility culture” for its workforce as it measures its success by what its employees gets done and continues to empower and boost their morale to increase their productivity.
Why is Netflix called Netflix?
The company name is a combination or blending of two words: “net” from the word Internet and “flix,” a, shortened version for flicks which is synonymous to films.
In 2015, Netflix released its pipeline which included different streams, video viewing and UI activities as well as troubleshooting and diagnostic events. It also includes the following pipelines for its technological development:
- V1.0 Chukwa Pipeline
- V1.5 Chukwa Pipeline with real-time branch
- V2.0 Keystone pipeline (Kafka fronted)