Thanks in no small part to Kevin Spacey’s remake of the UK mini “House of Cards” and the addition of Breaking Bad available for live streaming Netflix has surged with both its U.S. and UK audience to a staggering 1.5 million paid subscribers in the United Kingdom alone.
Netflix began providing shows that can only be seen through their service such as “House of Cards,” the strange and bizarre but highly entertaining “Hemlock Grove” and the critically acclaimed production of “Orange is the New Black.”
What makes these shows so appetizing to both American and British viewers is the availability to feast on an entire season in one sitting giving birth to viewing parties across the globe.
Netflix and its main competitor Amazon are both offering uniquely new programming and the results are beginning to show with an increase in their subscribers and a drop in typical network viewing. This has the advantage of causing traditional and even premium channels on television to step up their game and no longer take their audience for granted.
With a bevy of viewing options now available via Netflix and Amazon, be it through a Roku box, Apple TV and Blu-ray adaptable player, tablets, game consoles or PC’s, Netflix has become the main player in new digital media. With its recent deals with the likes of the Weinstein Company, Warner Bros. and Quentin Tarantino’s production company Netflix is increasing its subscribers daily as well as its shares in the trades.