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May 23 2017 - Netflix

Movies over the Internet are coming, and at some point it will become big

May 10 2017 - Cannes Festival

The establishment is closing ranks against

Apr 27 2017 - Netflix

I think it's building the relationships in the normal way, and we are making progress on that because we are patient. Because we are not trying to push for a certain date. We are just steadily building those

Apr 24 2017 - Netflix

Celebrating 100m members the same way I did 1m: a steak alone at Denny's.

Apr 18 2017 - Netflix

You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night. We're competing with sleep, on the margin. And so, it's a very large pool of

Apr 17 2017 - Netflix

Everybody watches TV and nearly everybody has the internet, so I don't see anything that's going to stop Netflix from getting to most people in the United States and then eventually hopefully most people around the world. We have YouTube

Feb 28 2017 - Netflix

We had Iranian and Iraqi employees who were unable to come to work. Maybe someday, but it's better to make a show about things in the past so you can have some perspective. We let the news channels do the things that are current, while hoping to provide a relief from politics to people on both sides. We would like to continue to improve the mobile plans in order for everybody to enjoy unlimited video viewing. I think it's possible because we are getting more efficient at video data, so that the networks are not congested. That would be a big

Feb 28 2017 - Netflix

We are focused on international expansion, mainly in Europe and Asia. It's just the beginning of the Internet. We are producing all over the globe with great success, now also in Spain, France, Germany, the U.K., Turkey, India, and even Japan, with anime

Feb 28 2017 - Netflix

I think broadcast television is really going to move to the Internet, so that current TV networks will offer their videos online, just the same as Netflix and

Feb 27 2017 - Netflix

So we are getting more and more efficient at using operators' bandwidth. In exchange what they are doing is trying to figure out … is how can we offer … unlimited video. It's a very compelling

Feb 27 2017 - Netflix

What we are going to see is I think, a number of companies pioneering new ways of offering services … where it's unlimited video data but it's limited to say one megabit speed, it's a lower speed but you get unlimited data at that. That turns out to be really efficient on the networks, so the operator can offer unlimited viewing and what we've done is invest in the codecs, the video encoders, so at half a megabit you get incredible picture quality on a four or five inch

Feb 27 2017 - Netflix

It turns out that's a very high speed network. When a friend told me about DVDs and I realized, well that's 5 gigabytes of data and you know you can mail that very inexpensively, I realized that is a digital distribution network. And from that original exercise, it made me think we can build Netflix first on DVD and then eventually the internet would catch up with the postal system and pass

Feb 27 2017 - Netflix

You can enjoy it and not be worried about data caps. That's where I think it is going now. We are investing at many levels ... to ensure the experience on mobiles, desktops and the internet is just instant. A number of pioneering players will start providing unlimited data at lower

Jan 28 2017 - Netflix

It is time to link arms together to protect American values of freedom and

Jan 19 2017 - Netflix

There was just the steady discipline of staying on our game of great shows, great movies and the enjoyment continues to

Jan 18 2017 - Netflix

The basic demand is increasing as people get more comfortable and more aware of Internet television where you don't get the commercial interruptions, where you get to watch where and when you

Jan 18 2017 - Netflix

We have a long way to go when you think about all the movies and TV shows that we don't

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

It really depends on the

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

For a cable company what it does is it gets consumers to stay on their set top box as opposed to switch to an Apple TV or smart

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

That's one more channel. If you don't watch Netflix some night what do you do? Sometimes you watch a movie, sometimes you watch sports, sometimes you're on YouTube or Facebook or Snapchat. We compete broadly for screen time-- that's not just against a TV provider it's against all the things you do with that

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

We compete with FX, with AMC, with HBO, with so many networks, even with the broadcast networks for new shows and Amazon is one of those bidders, they're not even the biggest of those bidders. So it's one more bidder and they're doing some great

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

I think everybody looks at a business like ours and says, Are they going to be able to finance all those great investments?' But we have a market cap over $50 billion and $3 billion-$4 billion of debt. So it's like having a million dollar house and having $50K of debt on

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

That's what made us successful for the last 14 years is we've done no M&A. We've stayed out of all those discussions. We don't do bankers meetings. We're very old school in that way. Let's just build the greatest service on earth, and again, it's done very well for our

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

There's a lot of AT&T investment in content, that could make things tougher. On the other hand it's probably going to get easier for us to recruit Time Warner executives, which are a very talented

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

Now that they're going to own HBO we think that any special treatment for HBO data would be inappropriate, but I think that's pretty

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

The key thing is net neutrality, which has not been AT&T's favorite

Oct 25 2016 - Netflix

If it's open competition, we'd love

Oct 17 2016 - Netflix

Then it's available to everyone, which is clearly what consumers

Oct 17 2016 - Netflix

I think we've been very successful in finding technological ways of inhibiting the cross-border VPNs. Like I had mentioned, we didn't win the bidding for the [rights to] the Disney movies in the U.K., so it's clearly not fair to allow our U.K. subscribers to watch the Disney from Canada or the U.S. So we've found, with the help of the studios, some more technology to enforce their

Oct 17 2016 - Netflix

With more revenue, we can reinvest to further improve Netflix to attract new members from around the world, while continuing to delight our existing

Sep 20 2016 - Netflix

If I look at other markets it has been three years, so hopefully before

Sep 20 2016 - Netflix

We are continuing to work on it. Same (problem) as it has always been - government permissions, we have to get a specific licence in

Jul 20 2016 - Netflix

Disrupting a big market can be bumpy, but the opportunity ahead is as big as

Jul 19 2016 - Netflix

People don't like prices increases. We know that. It's a necessary phase for us to get through. And with the increases revenue, we're continuing to invest in better and better content. That's what makes us feel strong and positive about the long term. This is a short-term

Jul 18 2016 - Netflix

We apologize for the volatility. I know it's not easy on everyone. The big picture is very much intact and we're very excited about it, so we're continuing to execute on growing the

Jul 18 2016 - Olympic Games

Our global membership forecast for Q3 includes an impact from the spectacle of the

Apr 19 2016 - Netflix

In most of those countries, we've yet to see our full

Apr 18 2016 - Netflix

There are so many competitors and everyone is working hard to build the best content, and so we're seeing growth in the overall internet TV market ... and it's natural that everybody is coming in as they realize that the future is internet

Apr 18 2016 - Netflix

It plans to "phase out this grandfathering gradually over the remainder of

Jan 20 2016 - Netflix

It had 74.8 million subscribers at the end of December and forecast 6.1 million more through March, fueled by its expansion this month into virtually every country except

Jan 22 2015

For every country we know what we want to do, but in China we are still exploring our options. We'll learn a great deal if we can successfully operate a small service in China…That is our preference, for the next few years, if we are able to acquire the necessary

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