NEW YORK, June 5, 2012
- Comedian Mark Malkoff decided to take advantage of Netflix unlimited streaming more than any customer in history. From April 16 to May 15 Mark watched 252 films on Netflix streaming totaling 404.25 hours-- or 3.3 cents per film.
Mark's video, "Netflix Challenge" premieres today on MyDamnChannel.com/MarkMalkoff
Based on a cost of $7.99 for Netflix streaming, the 252 films ended up costing Mark just 3.2 cents per film. Mark watched the vast majority of the films in his Queens apartment (and he also went mobile on his iPhone and iPad.) Over the month, Mark averaged watching films 13.47 hours a day.
- Mark received over 500 Netflix film suggestions from people on Twitter and Facebook.
- The first week Mark didn't leave his apartment for 155 hours straight
- Actor Andrew McCarthy did live in-person commentary for Mark on "St. Elmo's Fire"
- Mark sat through an estimated 29.4 hours of closing credits
- Mark gained six pounds over the month
- For Mark's final day, he watched 17 straight hours of Netflix films
"Good thing there's unlimited Netflix streaming," Mark says. "Otherwise I would have had to subscribe to the 252 discs-at-a-time plan."
A complete list of all 252 films can be found at http://markmalkoff.com
About Mark Malkoff
Mark Malkoff is a comedian and filmmaker. He has been featured on "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, NPR and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
Mark starred in a popular video in which he visited and consumed purchases at all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in less than 24 hours. Mark also achieved worldwide media attention for his video series in which he lived and slept in an IKEA store in Paramus, New Jersey for an entire week. Mark made headlines again with a video in which he was physically carried 9.4 miles in Manhattan by 155 individuals, disproving the myth that New Yorkers are rude.
Most recently in "Apple Store Challenge," Mark successfully brought a goat into the Apple Store to illustrate that they will allow customers to do practically anything. Mark lives in New York City with his wife, Christine. You can check out Mark's videos at www.MyDamnChannel.com/MarkMalkoff
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is a leading entertainment studio and distributor of premium content. Since launching in 2007, it has produced thousands of original videos featuring major stars and emerging artists from TV, film and the Internet. It has created some of the most successful comedy online, including Wainy Days, Horrible People, You Suck at Photoshop
and videos by Harry Shearer, with more than 30 new series premiering in 2012. The company also creates premium, branded entertainment and targeted distribution campaigns for major advertisers. In addition to www.MyDamnChannel.com
-- one of TIME Magazine's Best 50 Websites of 2011
-- the company operates Blog, Vlog and Talent Networks plus a music channel run by Don Was.
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