19 Jan Netflix Tops 200 Million Subscribers Amid Pandemic [THR]
By Natalie Jarvey
January 19, 2021 | Netflix faced more competition than ever before in 2020, but the streamer is showing little sign of flagging, ending the year with an unprecedented nearly 204 million global subscribers. The streaming giant beat Wall Street’s expectations with 8.5 million subscriber additions during the fourth quarter of 2020.
It turns out, the pandemic is a more powerful force than the threat of new rivals. Lockdowns around the world helped to significantly boost streaming sign-ups across the board, and Netflix benefitted from the industry’s overall boom, adding more than 36 million subscribers during the year.
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