Netflix, Which Now Has 148.9 Million Subscribers, Is ‘Excited’ to Compete With Apple and Disney

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos will also run marketing for the streaming service

Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck, was watched by more than 52 million households in its first four weeks on Netflix. Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix

Shortly after two of its soon-to-be-streaming competitors, Disney and Apple, revealed more details of their upcoming OTT offerings, Netflix continued to build on its already gargantuan subscriber lead.

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