Netflix was founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's primary business is a subscription-based streaming service offering online streaming from a library of films and television series, including those produced in-house.
Netflix, Inc. is an American pay television over-the-top media service and original programming production company. It offers subscription-based video on demand from a library of films and television series, 40% of which is Netflix original programming produced in-house. Netflix has also played a prominent role in independent film distribution. As of July 2021, Netflix has 209 million subscribers, including 72 million in the United States and Canada. It is available worldwide except in mainland China, Syria, North Korea, and Crimea. Netflix is a member of the Motion Picture Association