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Netflix, the powerhouse in movies and series online


The history of Netflix (www.netflix.com) is certainly curious and fascinating at the same time. Born in 1997 in Californian. One of its founders, Reed Hastings, returned late the film Apollo 13 to the video store, and you will be charged a fine amounting to $41 million.
Then, he realized that what bothered moviegoers was having to return the movie in 24 hours and having to then go to the video store to do so. For this reason, decided to start a business in which the client could ask or return the DVD whenever they wanted, directly by mail.


In 2005 he and a catalog of 30,000 titles and sent a million DVD per day. Thus, in 2007 there were mailed 1,000 million DVD. Netflix and raged in the United States, but its unique business system could not be exported to other countries for their limited postal services, so began offering streaming movies over the Internet. It was introduced in South America and in a dozen European countries. Thus, it is distributed in almost all SmartTV TVs in the Wii-U, PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and online services such as Amazon, Google Play and App Store. Netflix has 50 million subscribers, over 100,000 movies and TV streaming, 2,000 employees. and revenues of more than 4,000 million dollars a year.

Netflix had grown into such a large empire which, in 2011, decided to also create their own series.

The significance of this announcement is not the creation of original content. but do it with the same means that televisions. "House of Cards", his most successful series, costing $ 50 million per season. It is directed by David Fincher, director of The Social Network ", starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

"House of Cards" has become the first web series to be nominated for an Emmy. This political drama, which has Corrupt climbing to the top of US Congressman Frank Underwood, received nine nominations, including Best Drama Series, finally, lost to "Breaking Bad" However, won a pair of Emmys for Best address as well as the cast and Cinematography.
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