Netflix, Inc. is the most american content platform and production company based in Los Gatos, California. Netflix was founded in 1997 by Red Hastings and Mark Randolph in Scotts Valley, California. The company's main business is a subscription-based streaming service that offers online streaming from a library of movies and TV series, including those produced within the home. In January 2021, Netflix reached 203.7 million subscribers, including 73 million in the United States. They are available all over the world except for the following: mainland China (due to domestic restrictions), Syria, North Korea and Crimea (due to U.S. sanctions). It was reported in 2020 that Netflix's operating income was $1.2 billion. The company has offices in England, France, Brazil, the Netherlands, India, Japan and South Korea. Netflix is a member of the Film Society (MPA), producing and distributing content from countries around the world. The initial business model included Netflix DVD sales and rental by mail, but Hastings abandoned sales about a year after the company was founded to focus on the initial business of renting a DVD. Netflix expanded its business in 2007 with the introduction of streaming media while retaining DVD and Blu-ray rental business. The company expanded internationally in 2010 with an influx available in Canada, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean. Netflix entered the content production industry in 2013, making its debut in the House of Cards series.