Video & Audio|January 5, 2012| Author: James Johnson|Tags: ,

Netflix Shares Soar After Company Announces 2 Billion Streaming Hours

Netflix Streaming Service

Netflix on Wednesday announced that the fourth quarter brought with it 2 billion streaming hours of TV shows and movies to 20 million streaming subscribers, enough to raise the company’s shares by 8.4%.

Shares may have also rose after analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray told CNBC that Netflix could be a smart acquisition move for Yahoo! Inc.

Speaking of his companies recent successes CEO Reed Hastings said:

“We were thrilled to deliver more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies across 45 countries in the fourth quarter,” while adding, “Netflix delights members by giving them choice, convenience and control over the entertainment they love for an incredibly low price.”

While Netflix has lost more than 800,000 subscribers since raising its rates by nearly 60% the number of hours watched based on the number of subscribers shows that Netflix buyers are making the service enough a part of their lives to show positive user interaction.

To put the success of Netflix streaming into comparison users watch 33 hours per month compared to YouTube where 151 million users watch an average of 7 hours per month.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Most people and not aware that Blockbuster gets new releases 28 days before Netflix and Redbox. About a couple of weeks ago I took up DISH Network’s Blockbuster Movie Pass offer that allows me to stream thousands of movies to my TV and PC. I can also rent one disc at a time of the latest movies, games and TV shows by mail. They have about 3,000 games to choose from and they carry blu-rays as well for no additional charge, unlike with Netflix. I know netflix really took a hit losing 800,000 customers in the third quarter because of their price hike. Blockbuster has 100,000 titles to choose from and the great part about this is there are no late fees or due dates. I can stream 3,000 movies to my TV and 4,000 movies to my PC. A co-worker at DISH Network told me about this awesome offer. The reason why this offer is way better than what Netflix and Redbox is offering is because it’s only $10/mo.