Netflix Q4 2023: Big strides as people pay up

24 January 2024

Netflix had its second-biggest quarter ever for net subscriber additions—up 13.1 million to 260 million, behind only Q1 2020—with the streamer's 'paid sharing' initiative the key factor. Meanwhile, Netflix's expansive deal with WWE moves it definitively into the live streaming market, although perhaps not yet sports

The universality of Netflix's non-English content is overstated but it did mitigate the reduced volume of new US content due to the strikes. With a continuing bleak US production outlook, this is not a card most competitors hold

Netflix's ad business is making gradual progress, with the streamer's suite of games now a target for further monetisation

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