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What’s Netflix’s next target now that it has beat cable companies in the US?

50.9 million

Netflix reached 50.9 million subscribers in the US in the first quarter of 2017, passing cable television for the first time, with 48.6 million subscribers.

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This is a landmark for both streaming and cable services, but one that was expected considering cable’s steady loss of subscribers and Netflix’s quick ascent.

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US subscribers to Netflix versus top cable-TV providers

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Netflix’s next target could be subscribers of pay-TV in general, including both cable (like Comcast) and other types of providers (like Dish Network and Verizon Fios).

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US subscribers to Netflix versus top pay-TV providers

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A challenge to growth may come not only from television providers, but also from fellow streaming services.

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Hulu, for one, sometimes looks like a cable company (partnering with channels or streaming live productions), and that could be attractive to some cord-cutters.

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