How much is the new-school way of viewing movies and TV shows via online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon affecting the aging cable companies? The picture is still a bit fuzzy. Recent data show that U.S. pay-TV operators barely increased their subscriber base in 2010, while Netflix added more than 7 million subscribers.
SOURCES: Netflix, Bernstein Research, TV Guide, Internet Movie Database (imdb.com), rottentomatoes.com, Washington Post analysis | Todd Lindeman - The Washington Post - March 6, 2011
Netflix tunes in to competition in its queue Article | By any measure, Netflix is having a marquee year. It has 20 million subscribers, way up from 12 million just a year ago. Its stock has tripled in that time. During periods of peak Internet use, a full fifth of all American bandwidth consumption is people watching movies on Netflix.com .