location Los Gatos, CA

Industry Type(s): Entertainment

Netflix Overview

Netflix Inc. was founded on August 29th, 1997 by Marc Randolph and Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. Headquarters are located in Los Gatos, California. Netflix. is an American internet subscription streaming service that provides entertainment programs such as movies, TV shows and documentaries in its library.

Netflix has had an effect on the mass media industry.

It began starting as a DVD disc rental service and DVD purchasing system that had reached people through the mail.

In 2010, Netflix decided to expand its business in an innovative way, they introduced streaming media through the internet.

Each user was allowed to have five profiles to share an account on the same monthly bill.

This not only reached a larger audience like Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean but the company actually boomed in success while retaining the rental and purchasing DVD mailing business.

Consumers can access their streaming media through their website ( or purchase and rent through the mailing subscription system.

In 2012, Netflix began teaming up with the content-production industry, this released its first “Netflix Original” series named Lillyhammer.

Since then, Netflix has been more prominent in releasing “Netflix Original” content, such as movies, TV show series and documentary specials.

Within this, they have supported independent/indie directors, upcoming actors/actresses, soundtrack artists, editors, set production, costume design and more.

By January of 2016, Netflix subscriptions and services have been distributed through 190 countries and have released an estimated total of 126 original TV show series and movies.


Los Gatos, CA

Global Headquaters

100 Winchester Cir., Los Gatos, California, CA, 95032, United States



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