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Netflix Announces Highest Number of Streaming Hours in History of Company

Just a couple of years ago, experts wondered how long Netflix would last. According to sources then, the company was in trouble and their streaming video service didn’t seem to be a product that could stand on its own. Well, times have certainly changed. Netflix’s original series have bolstered the company and brought new subscribers out of the woodwork. In a recent report it was revealed over 10 billion hours of video had been streamed through Netflix in the last three months.

Users at STX Entertainment have learned that Netflix currently has around 60 million subscribers. Based on the 10 billion streaming hours, that means each subscribe is streaming about 2 hours of video each and every night. According to sources, this indicates that Netflix is growing exponentially, and that it could replace television all together in the coming years, not simply compliment it.

In the same quarter last year, Netflix users streamed 6.4 billion hours of video, and in the same quarter in 2013 they streamed 4 billion hours. The growth rate, year-over-year, is impressive and may hint that Netflix is the video revolution it always said it could be.

While Netflix continues to gain strength and loyalty, many television companies are losing steam. In recent months Viacom has announced massive cuts in an attempt to offset their expenses. According to experts, this scenario is likely to continue happening as streaming options grow at a faster and faster rate.

Fox May Bring X-Files Back To Life

It’s possible that Scully and Mulder are going to enjoy a second life on the silver screen after Gary Newman and Dana Walden from Fox Group stated at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that they are working on areboot of The X-Files. They announced that they are currently in talks about bringing the supernatural drama back to life. It originally enjoyed a nine year run from 1993 to 2002 with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Newman stated that they have had several conversations about bringing a modern version of the show back to the air and that they are hopeful they will be able to do so in the future. Walden added that they both worked during the show’s original run and enjoyed it greatly. She added that Fox still has great relationships with Duchovny and Anderson as well as Chris Carter the series creator. Walden also explained that all three have a lot going on so its hard to find the right time but they are working on it.

Anderson sparked a great deal of nerd fervor online when she stated during a Podcast interview that she would love to be involved with a series reboot. She asked fans to support the show’s revival with the hashtag #X-Files2015 which spread throughout the internet like wildfire. As a big fan of the show, Marc Sparks is quite interested to see what will come of these rumors.