Netflix poised to raise subscription prices


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing to raise its Internet video subscription prices by as much as $2 per month this summer to help pay for more programming such as its popular political drama “House of Cards.”

The price increase will be imposed on new customers by July. The company says current U.S. subscribers will continue to pay $8 per month for a “generous time period.”

Netflix announced the price increase as part of its first-quarter earnings released Monday.

Investors evidently liked the move. The company’s stock surged 6 percent in extended trading after the results came out.

Netflix Inc. earned $53 million, or 86 cents per share, during the first three months of the year. That compared to $2.7 million, or 5 cents, last year.

Revenue rose 24 percent to $1.3 billion. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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