Netflix now available in 130 countries with 600 hours of original programming coming in 2016


Reed Hastings, Netflix’s CEO, took the stage at CES earlier today and anounced that Netflix was now available in 130 countries and regions, which now includes Azerbaijan, India, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam. Although China is not yet included, Netflix is still working on bringing the service to the region. The expansion also includes new support for Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese languages. Additionally, Netflix has partnered with LG to bring prepaid access to Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

Netflix will be continuing their focus on original content in 2016 with 600 hours of new original programming. Part of that new content includes The Crown, a drama about the British royal family in the 20th century which stars Claire Foy as Princess Elizabeth and Matt Smith as Prince Philip. The other original series that Netflix highlighted during their CES keynote is The Get Down, a 1970s musical drama created by Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan. Read on for the newly released trailers of each show.

  1. Vulcan195 says:

    At this rate, God may soon feel compelled to entice us by promising Netflix availability in heaven.

  2. oppman says:

    How long before the internet providers start putting caps on how many gigs you can download per month and making you pay extra for netflix…

  3. Ville says:

    Actually Netflix said that it’s available in 130 _new_ countries (in addition to the old ones).

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