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In 3 Months, We Streamed 2B Hours of Netflix Videos

Company says that's a 'high mark'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2012 11:29 AM CST
In 3 Months, We Streamed 2B Hours of Netflix Videos
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, a Netflix DVD envelope and Netflix on-screen television menu are shown in Surfside, Fla.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

(Newser) – Despite the uproar and subscriber exodus over its pricing change, people are still making use of Netflix’s streaming service. And how. The company has announced that it streamed more than 2 billion hours of content to members during the fourth quarter, and while it wouldn’t give specific figures on how that measured up to past quarters, a spokesman tells the Wall Street Journal it’s "a high mark." The company claims about 20 million streaming members around the globe.

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The figure bodes well for Netflix as it attempts to focus its efforts on streaming—click to watch its just-released trailer for its new original show. (Read more Netflix stories.)

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