Netflix has a good quarter her. The streaming service saw both its turnover and profit as the number of users stronger than expected increase, as did the American company Monday announced.
The streaming service got there in the first quarter to 7.4 million customers. Both inside and outside of the United States was the growth of the number of subscribers is higher than expected. The turnover amounted in the first quarter and $ 3.7 billion, an increase of more than 40 percent on an annual basis. Thereof remained a net profit of 290 million u.s. dollars, while a year earlier to 178 million dollars went.
As an explanation for the growth points Netflix, inter alia, the increased investments in own productions, but also in international and often non-English-language productions. In addition, notice the streaming service also the success of the bundles that the company last year launched with telecom operators. Netflix refers to Proximus in Belgium.
In total, Netflix now has over 125 million users, of whom 119 million paying users. In the coming quarter predicts the streaming service a further increase of 6.2 million customers, of whom 1.2 million in and 5 million out of the US.