“We are passionate about collecting the world’s best content and sharing. The breadth of taste is amazing,” Hastings said, referring to the success of Brazilian thriller 3%, which he said has done well in the U.S., Germany and Spain and the upcoming Spanish-language Cable Girls.
Hastings emphasized that the company “has a lot to learn” with respect to coding and interfacing to constantly improve, and said that “we’ve learned so much around the world from having to adapt to different technologies.
The CEO said Netflix has invested in the codecs to optimize video encoding at a fraction of the bandwidth, and has spoken with mobile networks that are looking to offer a better experience so consumers can watch videos with less data usage.
Hastings, who likened the archaic sound of the dial-up modem to the eventually outdated experience of buffering, said having no delays before a show starts “really changes your relationship with the service.”