Netflix Canada launched last September, and since then the streaming media service has seen some phenomenal growth in Canada. The latest quarterly report sent to investors revealed the following about Netflix’s growth in the Great White North:
- 800,000+ total subscribers now in Canada
- Last quarter, 290,000 subscribers added in Canada (growth of 57%)
- By June 30th, subscribers expected to reach 900,000-1.05 million in Canada
Their total subscriber count sits at 23.6 million, which rivals America’s largest cable company, Comcast.
The growth of Netflix in Canada has been quite remarkable, when you consider our population is only 33 million. According to this report, in 2009 there were approximately 25 million internet users (no details on broadband) in Canada. Netflix is on pace to capture 4% of this market.
Netflix Canada works great on any iPhone or iPad, and the company continues to support their subscribers. Recently an option to change bandwidth usage was introduced, plus the hiring of lobbyists to support their Canadian expansion. Also, the library is growing as the recent deal with Paramount has shown, plus Canadians are included to for the exclusive rights to see House of Cards.
Have you signed up for Netflix? How do you like it so far?