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Netflix Investors Like What They See as International Users Soar

  • Fourth-quarter signups hit 5.6 million even as domestic slows
  • Company introduced its service to 130 new countries on Jan. 6
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Netflix Beats Estimates as Global Growth Soars

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Netflix Inc. has long said it wants to be world’s first online TV network, and investors are looking beyond the U.S. now, too.

Netflix added 5.6 million subscribers to its online streaming service in the fourth quarter, including more than 4 million from outside the U.S., according to a company statement Tuesday. Both of those figures surpassed analysts’ forecasts, as did projections for subscriber growth in the next quarter.