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‘Ringer PhD’: How Does Netflix Make Money?

The streaming giant is spending big on original content, yet it’s still cheap for consumers. How in the world does that work?

With a cheap monthly subscription and an estimated $13 billion spent on content this year, how on earth does Netflix make money? In this installment of Ringer PhD, we break down Netflix’s business model and explain how the company can afford its hefty development costs.

Written and reported by Victor Luckerson. Narrated by Sean Fennessey.