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Netflix expands to 130 new countries

Thursday 7 January 2016 | 08:24 CET | News
Netflix announced it has expanded its video streaming service to an additional 130 countries. The announcement was made by CEO Reed Hastings in a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The latest expansion brings the company to a total of over 190 countries and well on its way to reaching global coverage. The company also added service in Arabic, Korean and Chinese dialects to the 17 languages already supported. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Hastings said the original programmes will remain the foundation of the company's compelling content offering in

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Netflix
Countries: World
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Thanks for the article. Good news for people who don't have Netflix in their country. However, the new regions of Netflix will have a maximum number of 500 unique titles which is very low compared to US Netflix (5000 titles). You can use geo unblocking services such as Unotelly like I do and access content from all regions of Netflix. I am using this method for more than one year and imo, it provides great value for the money I spend on my Netflix sub.
Mary Lune @ 12/1/2016 - 18:27

I congratulate Netflix on this huge achievement. I want to suggest to Netflix to expand its Technology business to Nigeria. I strongly believe that many Nigerians would welcome the idea. We want Netflix in West Africa particularly Nigeria. Thanks.
Richardson Adesuyi @ 7/1/2016 - 11:49


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