Original programming gives Netflix big boost


SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix’s decision to feature original programming on its Internet video service appears to be pulling in more customers.

Numbers released Monday showed Netflix Inc. added 2 million U.S. subscribers to its video streaming service from January to March. The company eked out a profit of $3 million, or 5 cents per share, in the quarter. That contrasted with a loss of nearly $5 million, or 8 cents per share, last year.