The show will be offered exclusively on the streaming entertainment service, and could change the TV game entirely, making Netflix not just a distribution outlet for shows and movies, but a producer as well.
To put it into perspective, HBO has close to 28 million subscribers. Netflix has more than 20 million. This puts Netflix in a position to disrupt traditional movie and TV providers.
"House of Cards" is based on a book and BBC miniseries of the same name.
Netflix has committed to 26 episodes.