The company’s CEO announced the global release at CES 2016.
In an effort to gain global audience, Netflix has started offering its online video streaming service to 130 more countries, including South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia, Nigeria, and Poland. The company was already offering its services to 60 countries, most of which were located in Europe.
Netflix will soon be launched in China, though the company has not yet revealed any timeframe. However, Crimea, North Korea and Syria won’t get the service due to U.S restrictions.
The company chose Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 to reveal the mega launch. Reed Hastings, the Co-founder and CEO of the firm, stated that “You are witnessing the birth of a global TV network.”
He added that the company will focus more on providing its existing content to all its users instead of commissioning local shows.
Following its tradition, the company is offering free service for the first 30 days, after which users will have to pay monthly fee to continue the service.
The company has also added support for various languages, including Arabic, Korean and Chinese to its existing list of 17 languages.
The company’s share rose by 9% after the announcement.
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