The streaming service’s bet on original content appears to be paying off: In 2015, revenue was up 23% from the year before. And with more than 81 million subscribers, it leads the online competition with a huge lead–and growing. Globally, Netflix is just getting started. The company recently announced it is now available in 190 countries, but it will take time to make a significant push into each of those locations (notably missing from its queue: China).
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A strike by some 9,000 TV and movie writers could make more viewers cut the cord with cable.
Two Netflix films might hit French theaters before competing at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tax cuts and net neutrality reversal both help.
All three prior rule efforts ended up in litigation.
Doing business in the world's second biggest economy is especially complicated for media companies.
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But some called the policy “un-American."