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Netflix lives up to its name by transmitting flicks over the internet to viewers, who consumer some 125 million hours of video everyday. Besides streaming movies, TV shows, documentaries, and original productions such as House of Cards to more than 81 million monthly subscribers in 190 countries, it sends DVDs to customers through the mail (though it now counts for less than 10% of revenue). Netflix strikes deals with movie and TV production studios, independent producers and others for the rights to distribute their content. Its deploys increasingly sophisticated algorithms to predict viewer preferences and make recommendations on what to watch next. The company doesn't disclose viewership numbers.