Monday, April 6, 2009

Clarification on New Content

Hi, Catherine Fisher again from Corporate Communications. We have received some questions about my last post, specifically whether or not “South Park” is a Nickelodeon show. Our agreement is with MTV Networks, which includes Comedy Central’s “South Park” and shows from Nickelodeon such as “Dora the Explorer” and “True Jackson, VP.”

I appreciate your comments.

Instantly Watch "South Park" and other shows from Nickelodeon on Netflix

Hi, Catherine Fisher here from Corporate Communications. I wanted to make sure everyone is aware that you can now instantly watch the first nine seasons of Comedy Central’s “South Park”. In case you missed it, South Park recently made fun of Netflix in “The Ring” http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/221274/?searchterm=The+Ring But please be advised that the content is for mature adults!

And in the event you don’t want to listen to four foul-mouthed young boys, you can entertain your children with content from Nickelodeon including episodes of “Blues Clues,” “Dora the Explorer,” “iCarly,” “True Jackson, VP,” and “SpongeBob SquarePants”.

We hope you enjoy the new content.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Netflix ships 2 billionth movie

Hello, Steve Swasey, Netflix VP of corporate communications, here to let you know that a Netflix member has received the two billionth shipment since Netflix launched the subscription service in September 1999.

On April 1 Clay Shannon of Birmingham, Ala. received the two billionth movie, a Blu-ray version of the romantic comedy "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist," and with it, a complimentary lifetime subscription to Netflix.

I called and emailed Clay to tell him the good news and for the longest time he thought it was an April Fool's prank. Finally convinced, he was elated.

We shipped the movie from our Atlanta distribution center on Tuesday and Clay received it on Wednesday, right on time he says, like always.

Netflix shipped its one billionth DVD (a copy of "Babel") to a member in Helotes, Tex. in February 2007. It took eight years for Netflix to reach one billion shipments -- less time than it took McDonald's to sell one billion hamburgers -- and just over two years to ship the second billion.

Congratulations to Clay and thank you to all Netflix members for enabling us to reach this milestone.

Enjoy the movies!