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Ahead of Emmys, Netflix already winning online

Published on Aug 23, 2014 11:12 AM
Creator Jenji Kohan (centre) poses with Netflix vice-president of original content Cindy Holland (second from right) and cast members (from left) Jason Biggs, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Taylor Schilling at a panel for Orange Is the New Black at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California on Aug 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Even if it doesn't take home any of the major trophies at Monday's Emmy Awards, Netflix will have already proven itself the top winner in one regard: Internet programming.

It's a position that Microsoft, Amazon and Hulu would all like to hold.

But with series such as House of Cards and Orange is The New Black up for major awards and millions of Internet users at its backing, Netflix seems unlikely to budge anytime soon.

Already this year the California-based company, founded in 2007, reported that its subscribers topped 50 million in more than 40 countries.

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