Netflix: Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Fool TV)

The Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX  ) growth story has been turned into one heck of an adventure film. But with subscriber growth rates that would see the company saturate the U.S. market in roughly eight years, can it keep up the pace forever?

Motley Fool Stock Advisor analyst Jim Mueller says that while Netflix's business is bound to level off domestically, it still has plenty of room to run -- overseas. CEO Reed Hastings has announced that his company will launch a streaming-only service in another country in the second half of this year, although he won't say where that's going to be.

Jim thinks it will be either Canada -- close by, and an easy place to replicate the U.S. experience -- or the U.K., where it could launch an assault on the already established European Netflix knock-off, Love Film. It's not always a happy ending when American brands plant their flags in foreign soil, but Netflix is selling something that the world historically loves to buy: Hollywood and American television. Watch the video here:

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Jim Mueller owns shares of Netflix, which is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendation. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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  • Report this Comment On May 19, 2010, at 12:12 PM, helloworldsplat wrote:

    Absolutely can keep up with the pace. Most college aged individuals cannot afford cable. Netflix is the number one media tool used in this demographic. When 20 something's embrace a service/company it usually spreads to other groups. Remember a little website called facebook? When it first started it was for college students only. Also, recently we have seen a boom in the number of movies subscribers are allowed to watch instantly. I just downloaded the Netflix app on my IPAD and added Netflix to my Wii. So I can now watch movies instantly on my commute to work and I can watch movies instantly on my TV at home. Over the next year Netflix will move from shipping movies through the mail to instant streaming.

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