On January 18, CNN Money reports that Netflix said in October that it expected to end 2015 with more than 74 million members. The consensus estimate from Wall Street analysts is projected for 74.6 million. Netflix shares more than doubled last year as the ultimate momentum stock. Netflix will release its fourth quarter results after the closing bell tomorrow.
On January 18, The Indiana Gazzette reports that Netflix plans to focus on family shows. The Gazzette says that Netflix “…will make a special effort to produce programming for children and families, with the streaming service offering 20 new programs in the category this year led by the Feb. 26 premiere of the ‘Fuller House’ remake….Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said Sunday that there’s not enough of this programming on traditional TV right now…The remake of the popular ‘Full House’ is highly anticipated.”
As streaming services continue to expand around the globe, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently declared at CES 2016 that the streaming giant is now expanding to another 130 countries across the globe, thus establishing its presence in a total of 190 countries. Hastings said, “…Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network…”
Movieguide.org provides recommendations and reviews of movies available through Netflix streaming. Recently they reported their top picks coming to Netflix this year:: “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,” “Pooh’s Heffalump Movie,” “Pride and Prejudice,” and “When Calls the Heart: Season 2.” While Netflix is providing many good movies in categories such as classics, faith, documentaries, as well as family, there are also many inappropriate movies on Netflix. Therefore, recommendations and good reviews are invaluable.
Top picks among recently released Netflix movies are the following: “Shaun the Sheep,’ “When Marnie Was There,” “Faith of Our Fathers,” “Monkey Kingdom.” “Where Hope Grows,’ “Catching Faith,” “A Lego Brickumentary,” “Batkid Begins,” “Paper Planes,” and “Home.”
Other top picks in Netflix classics, faith, documentary categories, as well as family offerings include: “Chronicles of Narnia,” “Little Boy,” “The Bible,” “Son of God,” “The Passion of the Christ,” “The Robe,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Wind in the Willows,” “Veggie Tales,” “Gifted Hands,” “Monumental,” “Cromwell” and many more.
It is also significant that viewers of Netflix movies rate the movies and leave brief reviews. Viewer popularity and responses help to determine what Netflix adds, maintains, and removes from its offerings. It is important that those who use Netflix and want good family programming let Netflix know that they appreciate the improving family offerings on the Netflix service. Today consumers’ voices are important with all media products and it is easy to speak up on user-friendly feedback features.