Netflix Reaches An All-Time High

By TANNER BERMAN
Staff Writer

Netflix Inc. shares have been reaching an all-time high on Wall Street thanks to the company being in the midst of an international expansion.

With the recent expansion and popular use of Netflix, the company’s success is only expected to increase throughout the next year.

“I feel as though everyone has a Netflix account.. or at least relatively easy access to one,” said Galen Lisse, senior. “Everyone is always talking about what new popular series are out
and what episode they’re on. It’s a lot of fun to watch and try to keep up with everyone.”
To keep itself separate from competitors such as Hulu and HBO, Netflix has set itself apart
through great programming and the recent release of some great new television series such as “Bloodline,” a thriller taking place in the Florida Keys and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” about a girl who was trapped underground for a great portion of her life and is now trying to adjust to life in the real world.

“Netflix always has great new shows and programs coming out,” said Parker Ganassin, junior. “On top of that, the Netflix original series like ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Bloodline’ really
make a subscription to Netflix worth having, given that those are great shows that can’t be viewed anywhere else.”

Recently, one of the most popular shows that has also led to this jump in Netflix’s success is Marvel’s new program, “Daredevil,” which is quickly becoming one of the most popular shows available on the television streaming website.

Netflix and their recent success is definitely a stop to monitor throughout the upcoming year for not only stock market traders, but simply for those who enjoy great television.

Tanner Berman

Tanner Ian Ross Berman is a second semester senior majoring in multimedia journalism. This is Berman’s third semester writing for iPulse. Berman is also interning with Lynn’s Athletic Communications department, where he films highlights and works as a broadcaster. In the near future Berman hopes to pursue a career in sports broadcast.

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  • December 3, 2015 at 6:05 am
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    I was a netflix user for two years. Like most pepole I had great service at first, but eventually the rate at which I was getting movies slowed to a crawl. I was, perhaps, getting 3 movies a month. So I called them and complained. The first person I spoke to was extremely rude and defensive from the start. She demanded I provide proof that the service was actually slow. I explained I couldn’t provide proof other then the fact that I wasn’t getting movies soon enough ( I mean seriously . . . 3 a month?). She then lists all the movies I recieved and made excuses for each. By the end of this conversation I was even more pissed off then before I called. So I call again and demand to speak to a supervisor. Eventually I speak to someone else. Like Steve first they said the post office was the problem. I get first class mail all the time from my father (he sends letters the old way believe it or not). His letters travel from two states away and often I’ll get two or three letters before I ever see a new group of netflix movies. I pointed this out to them and this supervisor made some excuse about machines the post office uses being broken, that I should complain about this to the post office, and in order for netflix to look into the matter I’ll need to fill out some report and fax it to netflix. I told them I wasn’t going to do any such thing. I pay them money for a service which I don’t feel is worth the money. I’m complaining and they are asking me to fix it? The guy responds, We are looking for partners to fix this problem. I thought this whole thing was stupid, so I did nothing. The next day . . . the very next day . . . a new group of movies show up in the mail which I had been waiting 2 weeks for. I was given a month free . . . and guess how long it took for them to recieve and send the next group?It seems to me netflix is a business built on a model which can’t work considering the current economic conditions facing pepole. As long as netflix could work in the background of a person’s life, when a person isn’t paying attention to it, pepole thought the service was fine. $15 for movies through the mail? Why not. I mean even the ads on tv played up this in the background quality. Oh look netflix came in the mail! Like it’s some kind of gift you are not actually paying for. However as money got tight pepole started paying attention to the service more and look at what is happening? People who have spent years with this company are suddenly leaving. The customer service system they have in place is overwhelmed. They even offer cheap alternatives. Watching streaming video? Look if ABC can stream video without requiring me to download some program which I don’t want on my computer then way can’t netflix? Why would I want to sit in front of my computer to watch a movie anyway when I could sit in comfort in my living room? Netflix has done serious damage to themselves, or at least in my area. I don’t see many pepole using the service here anymore. A lot of pepole I meet who used the service now either buy cheap older films and/or watch on-demand video through their cable provider. Some pepole I know continue their service with netflix just to damage the disks and make everything more expensive for the company. Think about that . . . some pepole are so pissed off instead of ending the service they would rather destroy the service.

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