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Netflix Canada: Almost 1m Subscribers in 10 Months, Exclusive Facebook Integration Soon

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Netflix has released their 2011 Q2 earnings today, and in their shareholder release details were given regarding the performance of Netflix Canada. In ten months, the service is up to 967,000 subscribers as of June 30th, along with $18.9-million US in revenue from Canada.

During their Q1 earnings, they announced passing 800,000 users in seven months.

New features recently include their Canadian French support, and plans for new content (which is badly needed). As of now, Netflix expects a $1 million contribution loss and a $1 million contribution profit in Q3 by the time their first anniversary in Canada comes around.

The company noted this week, every episode of AMC’s Mad Men will be available in syndication exclusively on Netflix. More seasons will be added once they complete their run on TV. Let’s hope this applies to Netflix Canada as well (we already have access to seasons 1-3).

Facebook Integration to Launch in Canada and Latin America Only

Canadians will be the first to get a taste of Facebook integration with Netflix. They explained the VPPA (Video Privacy Protection Act) prevents the company from launching domestically in the USA for now. So that’s a ‘plus one’ for Canada, folks.

At only $7.99/month, Netflix Canada offers fantastic value for the content available, and for the sheer number of devices it can be watched on (all iOS devices, Apple TV, XBOX, PS3, Wii, Mac/PC). The Netflix iPhone app was also just updated to support users on iOS 5.

The library still needs to grow with better titles in order to capture a larger piece of the Canadian market. Netflix has supported its Canadian users by offering various bandwidth options to tackle data caps, was recently declared it wasn’t an online broadcaster by the CRTC, and has hired lobbyists to support its Canadian expansion.

Click here to sign up for Netflix Canada–the first month is free.

Are you still watching Netflix? I know lots of Canadians have quit cable due to Netflix and other means of watching TV online.

[Netflix, G&M]

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  • Canuckdaneh

    I enjoy having Netflix, I’ll stick to it for the rest of the year and see how content improves.  They better make an effort though because I’m getting bored with what they currently have.  Almost every time I do a search for an older film I wanna see, they never have it which is getting on my nerves.  The new releases aren’t the greatest either so they better get their act together or I’m leaving it in the new year. 

  • Canuckdaneh

    I enjoy having Netflix, I’ll stick to it for the rest of the year and see how content improves.  They better make an effort though because I’m getting bored with what they currently have.  Almost every time I do a search for an older film I wanna see, they never have it which is getting on my nerves.  The new releases aren’t the greatest either so they better get their act together or I’m leaving it in the new year. 

  • Yeah, I am also a supporter of their service, as I can see how their US
    releases have evolved and now are pretty awesome. Let’s hope the same
    happens in Canada. They also need a better way to search for titles too.
    It’s challenging to find gems!

  • Yeah, I am also a supporter of their service, as I can see how their US
    releases have evolved and now are pretty awesome. Let’s hope the same
    happens in Canada. They also need a better way to search for titles too.
    It’s challenging to find gems!

  • Yeah, I am also a supporter of their service, as I can see how their US
    releases have evolved and now are pretty awesome. Let’s hope the same
    happens in Canada. They also need a better way to search for titles too.
    It’s challenging to find gems!

  • Yeah, I am also a supporter of their service, as I can see how their US
    releases have evolved and now are pretty awesome. Let’s hope the same
    happens in Canada. They also need a better way to search for titles too.
    It’s challenging to find gems!

  • Antoine Giraud

    Agreed. I signed up on day one and the content is starting to get stale. Most of their new releases are high-brow foreign flicks, which is great, don’t get me wrong. But there’s only so many foreign movies you can watch before you start hankering for a little more Hollywood. Anyway, I’ll also stick with them for a while longer because I really want to see them make it in Canada.

  • Antoine Giraud

    Agreed. I signed up on day one and the content is starting to get stale. Most of their new releases are high-brow foreign flicks, which is great, don’t get me wrong. But there’s only so many foreign movies you can watch before you start hankering for a little more Hollywood. Anyway, I’ll also stick with them for a while longer because I really want to see them make it in Canada.

  • Ryansgold1

    Ya if they dont step it up by the fall im gone. I hope they read these threads lol

  • Ryansgold1

    Ya if they dont step it up by the fall im gone. I hope they read these threads lol

  • Ryansgold1

    Ya if they dont step it up by the fall im gone. I hope they read these threads lol

  • Ryansgold1

    Ya if they dont step it up by the fall im gone. I hope they read these threads lol

  • Ryansgold1

    Ya if they dont step it up by the fall im gone. I hope they read these threads lol

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Thwarth

    My kids really love Netflix and I love it too. My biggest complaint is that most movies are rated four or five stars. I think that user ratings are important but I would prefer to sort by amount of views too. It would help in finding those gems.

  • Franckb

    Is this news, or an ad for Netflix? “Click here to sign up for Netflix Canada–the first month is free.” !!!

    I have it – hardly watch it – if they don’t improve the quality of the content, especially relative to the US offering, I’m dropping it

  • Franckb

    Is this news, or an ad for Netflix? “Click here to sign up for Netflix Canada–the first month is free.” !!!

    I have it – hardly watch it – if they don’t improve the quality of the content, especially relative to the US offering, I’m dropping it

  • Franckb

    Is this news, or an ad for Netflix? “Click here to sign up for Netflix Canada–the first month is free.” !!!

    I have it – hardly watch it – if they don’t improve the quality of the content, especially relative to the US offering, I’m dropping it

  • We’ve been using Netflix for a couple months now.. since we moved we haven’t activated our cable yet because we’ve been enjoying the TV shows on it as well as the various movies.

    Yea, not having super new releases is meh.. but at least some some better newish releases. I am sure they will slowly incorporate that though. I mean, $8 a month is great for what they offer. I am sure we’d go to $10 if they added some more newer(ish) movies 🙂

  • We’ve been using Netflix for a couple months now.. since we moved we haven’t activated our cable yet because we’ve been enjoying the TV shows on it as well as the various movies.

    Yea, not having super new releases is meh.. but at least some some better newish releases. I am sure they will slowly incorporate that though. I mean, $8 a month is great for what they offer. I am sure we’d go to $10 if they added some more newer(ish) movies 🙂

  • We’ve been using Netflix for a couple months now.. since we moved we haven’t activated our cable yet because we’ve been enjoying the TV shows on it as well as the various movies.

    Yea, not having super new releases is meh.. but at least some some better newish releases. I am sure they will slowly incorporate that though. I mean, $8 a month is great for what they offer. I am sure we’d go to $10 if they added some more newer(ish) movies 🙂

  • We’ve been using Netflix for a couple months now.. since we moved we haven’t activated our cable yet because we’ve been enjoying the TV shows on it as well as the various movies.

    Yea, not having super new releases is meh.. but at least some some better newish releases. I am sure they will slowly incorporate that though. I mean, $8 a month is great for what they offer. I am sure we’d go to $10 if they added some more newer(ish) movies 🙂

  • Jallot

    get a US proxy.

  • Jallot

    get a US proxy.

  • cilias

    And how many of those subscribers put their account on hold after a couple of months until the content gets better? [raises hand]

  • cilias

    And how many of those subscribers put their account on hold after a couple of months until the content gets better? [raises hand]

  • cilias

    And how many of those subscribers put their account on hold after a couple of months until the content gets better? [raises hand]

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