With everyone officially obsessed with their original documentary series, Making a Murderer, Netflix’s desire to own the entertainment landscape in 2016 seems to be further solidified with a recent global announcement.
In speaking at CES in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, announced that the subsriction service would be launching in 130 more countries – including India, Russia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey and Indonesia.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”
Netflix will not yet be available in China, though the company continues to explore options for providing the service. It also won’t be available in Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies.
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