Netflix Reaches 1 Million Canadian Subs8 Aug, 2011 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Netflix said it has reached 1 million subscribers in Canada — 10 months after launching its first international operations in the country.
The milestone was achieved in July, when Amanda Bell James, from Flin Flon, Manitoba, joined Netflix and won a lifetime streaming membership.
“We’re thrilled that Canadians have embraced Netflix so rapidly, and we’re equally proud to have welcomed 1 million members in such a short period,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO and co-founder. “Our focus remains on building up the breadth and range of movies and TV shows to watch instantly, as well as constantly improving the experience, and we look forward to welcoming many more new members.”
Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix ended its most recent fiscal quarter with more than 25 million subscribers.