Obsessed with the future of TV

This is a notebook about television, internet video, and what the next living room will be. It's an outline powered by Fargo. The editor of Glass is Zach Seward; the lead developer is Sam Williams.

The name is an argument: that media are best understood as competition for attention on screens connected to the internet. Phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, television sets—it's all just glass.

  • Chart: Netflix subscribers, by country
      • Netflix said this week that it had just over 50 million subscribers to its streaming video service—36.2 million in the US and 13.8 million in the rest of the world.
      • The company doesn't break down its subscriber base beyond that, but Digital TV Research appears to have done a good job estimating Netflix subscribers by country. Here is the estimate of paying subscribers (it does not include people with free trials):
      • The report indicates that Sweden is Netflix’s fourth-biggest market with 900,000 subscribers, and Sweden’s consumers are likely more inclined to pay for online media subscription services because Spotify paved the way for this kind of business model. Netflix’s smallest markets continue to be in Latin America, where Netflix admitted in the past that billing has proven to be more challenging than elsewhere, but the whole region is now contributing close to 2.5 million subscribers, according to the report.
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