Today Netflix announced in a press release it delivered more than 2 billion hours of content watched by 20 million members across 45 countries in the fourth quarter. Netflix Canada recently surpassed 1 million subscribers.
Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings:
“Netflix delights members by giving them choice, convenience and control over the entertainment they love for an incredibly low price.”
Another Netflix original, “Lilyhammer,” starring Steven Van Zandt of “The Sopranos” and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, as a New York gangster in Norway, premieres on Netflix in the U.S., Canada and Latin America on February 6th:
“Lilyhammer,” follows New York mobster Frank “The Fixer” Tagliano as he enters the federal witness protection program after ratting on his boss. A sports fan, Frank wants to make his new life in Lillehammer, the Norwegian town that hosted the 1994 Winter Olympics – or as he calls it “Lilyhammer.” Frank has visions of a paradise of “clean air, fresh white snow and gorgeous broads” far away from the temptations of the Big Apple and from mob hit men. Reality, of course, turns out to be spectacularly different.
All 8 episodes of the season will be available on February 6th for members. This changes the game as Netflix takes the initiative to become a content creator on top of distributor. The other upcoming original production is the political thriller “House of Cards”, starring Kevin Spacey and produced by David Fincher. The trailers is below:
Netflix members can watch content through the Netflix iOS app, on their computers, or game consoles. Right now you can actually access the U.S. library with your Canadian account by using a VPN.