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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.

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.

 

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