Netflix has proudly announced the milestone of reaching 1 million subscribers for their streaming service in the UK and Ireland.
The figure is notable as the service launched in the nations just seven months ago. Netflix says that time is the quickest to the milestone from any of its territory launches, ever.
Their press statement adds that the milestone was hit in a period four times faster than it took Twitter, and twice as fast as Facebook, although the comparisons are hardly apples to apples.
“This membership milestone is evidence that Netflix has rapidly gained popularity in the UK and Ireland,” said Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings. “Our British and Irish members clearly enjoy the ability to instantly watch a large variety of TV shows and films streaming from Netflix on their favourite devices whenever they want.”
Globally, Netflix has 27 million subscribers and over 25,000 TV episodes and movies available via their Watch Instantly catalog.
Via »Netflix Blog