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Netflix (USA/Global)

Netflix began in the US and is the grandfather of the Subscription VoD idea and the largest such operation in the world. It is now global in reach in something close to 200 countries. Its technology prowess is widely reported upon, and it has designed much of its system in-house. It launched in 1997 offering posted DVD rentals which were ordered online, and is also famous for the technology it brought to its delivery logistics. In 2007 it began offering online video for free to existing customers, and built its own recommendation engine which it calls Cinematch. Later its entire operations were placed in the AWS cloud. Operations and Figures In Q1 2017 Netflix reached 94.36 million paying subscribers, with…

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