Netflix July 18 disclosed global subscriber additions are growing — but not as fast as expected. The subscription-streaming pioneer added 1.7 million members in the second-quarter (ended June 30), compared with 2.5 million projected. It added 3.28 million subs during the previous-year period. It ended the period with 83.18 million members globally, including 79.9 million paid.
Netflix and CBS Studios International July 18 announced a landmark licensing agreement for the new “Star Trek” television series. Netflix will be the exclusive streaming distributor in 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.