Remember the time when you had to wait a week for your favorite show to air the latest episode? You couldn’t pause or forward it, and had to watch it just the way it was played. Bathroom breaks resulted in you missing out on the most intense scenes, with your friends or siblings screaming for you to return because “ITS BACK ONNN!” Let’s not even talk about the cliff-hanger endings.
Those days are long gone thanks to all the streaming services now available. With the press of a button, you can catch up with the previous episodes, pause them, rewind, and best of all, you have the entire season at your disposal. No more waiting!
Streaming services sound like something worth celebrating so here are some fun facts about streaming.
1. The First Netflix Release
Lilyhammer is the first original drama that was a direct-to-Netflix release. It is a Norwegian-American Television series that is based on the story of a New York gangster who testifies against his Mafia boss.
2. Emmy-Nominated Content
Netflix is more than just a streaming service - it has become a production company as well. Since 2013, the quality it has produced managed to reel in many prestigious awards. As of now, Netflix-owned productions have won 14 Emmy nominations.
3. Following the Leader
After seeing Netflix’s success and their widely growing subscriber base, companies like Amazon, Hulu, NBC, and HBO started their own television streaming service only 18 months later.
4. Taking Up All the Traffic
It was reported that in 2014, Netflix became one of the leading streaming services and it became responsible for 35% of broadband traffic at peak times.
5. Original Content Only
Netflix started off by airing content made by other companies but, once it started its own original production, there was no stopping. By 2018, Netflix managed to release around 1000 original titles to be hosted on their streaming service.
6. Most Innovative Company
It is no secret that Netflix has revolutionized media and streaming services, which is why it has been named the 6th most innovative company in the world.
Don’t these facts make you want to watch some Netflix?