Netflix now has 139 million subscribers in the world

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FILE – This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is in final negotiations to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex on the edge of the state’s largest city, government and corporate leaders […]

The number of people subscribing to Netflix continues to grow.

The streaming giant announced Thursday it now has 139 million subscribers around the world.

And in the last three months of 2018, Netflix added nearly nine million new paid subscribers.

The report comes amid what could be a pivotal year for Netflix.

Earlier this week, the company announced it would raise monthly subscriber prices by one to two dollars per month.

That price hike could help Netflix pay for programming.

The company expected to spend eight billion dollars on programming in 2018.

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