The rise of Netflix: an empire built on debt – podcast

Netflix has risen from obscurity to be one of the most powerful media companies in the world with more than 150 million global subscribers. It has launched critically acclaimed hits such as House of Cards, The Crown and Unbelievable, as well as showcasing the back catalogues of popular television series. But as part of its rapid growth, the company has racked up huge debts.

Joining Anushka Asthana to discuss the long-term sustainability of Netflix are the TV critic Mark Lawson and the Guardian’s deputy business editor Dan Milmo.

Also today: Lara Spirit on why you should register to vote before the 26 November deadline for being able to take part in this year’s general election.

Clips from Netflix.

Netflix headquarters in Los Angeles.



Photograph: Christian Monterrosa/EPA

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