Netflix, Inc. (of English net = Internet and flick = slang expression for film ) is a company that specializes in the rental and the production of films. Founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in 1997 in Los Gatos (California ), Netflix acted initially as an online video library and sent Movies on DVD and Blu -ray to its subscribers -. A billion copies by the year 2007 2011 began with the self-production of television series, including the political thriller series House of Cards. 2013 rose to a Netflix video-on -demand business by streaming movies to subscribers over the Internet.


In August 2010, the Company acquired for about one billion U.S. dollars the rights to the online distribution of films, the film studios Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer.

In December 2010, Netflix had a market value of about ten billion U.S. dollars. For the third quarter of 2011, the Company reported worldwide revenue of 822 million U.S. dollars. With currently 23.8 million subscribers Netflix is the largest video provider in the United States. In terms of user numbers, Netflix in the U.S. has been more viewers than conventional television stations.


In March 2011, Netflix announced offer for its customers in-house productions in addition to the repetitions of other television series. As the first in-house production started in February 2013 David Fincher's political drama House of Cards starring Oscar winner Kevin Spacey in the lead role. Early 2012, Netflix took the Norwegian- American co-produced dramedy television series Lilyhammer into their programs, and in May 2013 published new episodes in 2006 settled at Fox comedy series Arrested Development. Also celebrated 2013, the dramedy television series Orange Is the New Black and the horror series Hemlock Grove for online service premiere. For 2014, the publications of the drama series Narcos and the science fiction series Sense8 are planned. Following the acquisition of AMC ' The Killing the six episodes comprehensive fourth season of the series will have its premiere at Netflix.


  • Since 2012: Lilyhammer
  • Since 2013: House of Cards
  • Since 2013: Hemlock Grove
  • Since 2013: Arrested Development
  • Since 2013: Orange Is the New Black