SARAH BUITENDACH: Streaming through a pandemic — why Netflix can’t seem to lose
We might not be talking ‘Jeff Bezos is now richer than the world’ levels of Amazon success just yet, but there’s no getting around the fact that Netflix has been one of the big winners from Covid-19
Here’s your weird fact for the week: at the end of 2019, Netflix still had over 2-million subscribers to its DVD delivery service.
It’s bizarre, I know. In a world where over 190-million global customers think nothing of logging onto Netflix’s streaming facility to catch up on Schitt’s Creek or Narcos, there are still Americans who use the brand as it started out — to get DVDs delivered. It’s apparently especially popular in areas where connectivity is bad...