Netflix says it hooked another 4.3 million subscribers during the final three months of 2014 as the Internet video service tries to emerge as the leading network for the digital-streaming age.
The fourth-quarter performance announced Tuesday marks Netflix's biggest quarter of subscriber gains yet, eclipsing the 4.07 million added in the final three months of 2013.
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An emphasis on original programming launched two years ago has been helping to attract more viewers
Netflix Inc. ended December with 57.4 million worldwide subscribers, a gain of 13 million customers for the entire year. The audience includes 39.1 million U.S. subscribers.
The Los Gatos, California, company is projecting an additional 4 million global subscribers during the first three months of this year.
Netflix's stock surged 13 percent to $394 in extended trading.