Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution. As of 2017, the company has its headquarters in Los Gatos, California.
A "Netflix Original" is content that is produced, co-produced, or distributed by Netflix exclusively on their services. Netflix funds their original shows differently than other TV networks when they sign a project, providing the money upfront and immediately ordering two seasons of most series. GLOW is one of these Netflix Original series, and as with all such original series, episodes of a particular season are released on the same date. Many users of Netflix thus engage in the practice of "binge-watching" an entire season of a series immediately or soon after it is released. To date, it has released three seasons of the program and has slated a fourth and final season of the program.