The streaming power of Netflix and Hulu and Amazon. The primary focus will be their original material whether movies or shows although I do use these platforms to watch old TV shows and movies. I’m also going to place them all on one page instead of splitting them apart in 2021 and beyond.
7 Netflix Facts by Jake Rossen
- Netflix was originally called Kibble.
- Executives used to make house calls when it first launched.
- Early subscribers got a lot of Chinese pornography.
- Staffers think people decide on a movie in two minutes.
- First Netflix original was an abstract test footage short.
- There was once a glitch in the Netflix matrix.
- Soon you will be able to stream Netflix programming in a Tesla.
7 Hulu Facts by Lisa Waugh
- Weekday afternoons are the best time to watch Hulu.
- Hulu offered 2,900 television series in 2014.
- 37% Millennials watch Hulu.
- Hulu was originally dubbed Clown Co.
- Hulu is available in the U.S. and Japan in 2014.
- Americans watch and average 1.4 billion ads a month on Hulu.
- Hulu could be worth eight billion in 2017. (In 2018, it was worth 8.7 billion)
7 Amazon Facts by Mike Spohr
- Amazon lost $4.8 million in August 2013 when its website stopped for 40 minutes.
- Kindle was named Fiona in the developmental stages.
- First book sold was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies by Douglas Hofstadte.
- Potential names for Amazon was Cadabra and Relentless.
- Amazon only sold books first.
- Jeff Bezo makes $81,840 salary per year.
- Amazon holds the patent on 1-Click buying.
7 Television Facts from Television History
- The word television was coined in 1900 by Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi.
- The first American television station started working in 1928.
- Over one million American homes had television in 1948.
- The first television satellite was launched in 1962.
- Over 600 million people watched the moon landings in 1969.
- The first television sets had 200 to 400 lines of resolutions.
- HD television standards were officially ratified in 1996.
7 Television Facts from Infoplease
- The television is on an average of 7 hours and 40 minutes a day in U.S. homes.
- The average American child sees about 200,000 violent acts on television by age 18.
- Kids ages 6 to 11 watch 19 hours and 49 minutes of television each week.
- The average household has 2.4 television sets.
- 98% of U.S. households own at least one television set.
- 56% of children ages 8 to 16 have a television in their bedroom.
- 40% of Americans always or often watch television while eating dinner.