Netflix Delivers 2 Billionth Movie3 Apr, 2009 By: John Latchem
Online rental pioneer Netflix April 1 delivered its 2 billionth home video since the company launched its subscription service in 1999.
Netflix reached the milestone by delivering a copy of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist to Clay Shannon of Birmingham, Ala. To mark the occasion, Netflix is giving Shannon a complimentary lifetime subscription.
The company reported it has more than 10 million subscribers who can choose from more than 100,000 disc titles, including more than 1,300 Blu-ray Disc titles, shipped from 58 distribution centers across the United States.
Netflix began Sept. 23, 1999, with a lone warehouse in San Jose, Calif., with an inventory of just over 2,000 titles. It reached 1 billion shipments in February 2007.