“The global streaming giant today boasts some impressive stats: 104 million subscribers worldwide, up 25% from last year and almost quadruple from five years ago. Its series and movies account for more than a third of all prime-time download Internet traffic in North America. Its more than 50 original shows garnered 91 Emmy Award nominations this year, second only to premium cable service HBO.” Netflix is huge. But that size has come at a cost. The company and its investors are betting that building up a lot of debt is fair price to pay for an early lead in the streaming the wars. So far that debt is up around $20 billion. Can Netflix borrow its way to success? (Stranger Things have happened.)

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