Last year Netflix launched its service in 130 countries and that contibuted positive on the financial results. It added
In 2016, Netflix generated $8.3 billion in global streaming revenue (35% y/y growth) and finished the year with 93.8 million members on 19.0 million net additions vs. 17.4 million in 2015.
The global originals like Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Crown and season 3 of Black Mirror continue to generate excitement and excellent viewing all across the world. Similarly, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuted in the top 10 in every territory.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Trollhunters, launched in December, is tracking to be one of the most-watched kids original and is performing particularly well in our newer territories.
Netflix will continue to invest in local programming to complement our content offering and as a means to introduce new members to our global library.
The company launched original programming in 2013 and in just four years, the original series accounted for five of the top 10 most searched TV shows of 2016 globally, including Stranger Things at #1, according to Google trends.
In 2017 Netflix plans to invest over $6 billion on content on a P&L basis (up from $5 billion in 2016).