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Netflix smashes 150m subs, targets data throne with new granular strategy

Plenty of drama engulfed the video streaming wars this week with Disney, Hulu and AT&T all chopping and changing strategies as the industry attempts to get to grips with how each will send any sort of tribulation the way of Netflix. Of course, then came the small matter of Netflix filing its first quarter financial report and inevitably blowing estimates out of the water. In other words, “Take a seat, kids, this is how it’s done.” Netflix onboarded a record 9.6 million new subscribers in Q1 2019, a 16% year on year increase, to total just shy of 150 million paid subscribers (148.86 million to be precise) globally, while an additional 6.6 million sit on free trials. Domestically, Netflix picked…

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