World’s leading Internet TV Service, Netflix, is now live around the world. At CES 2016, Chief Executive Reed Hastings announces that the Service is expanding its network in 130 new countries including Bangladesh, India, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, Poland and others. At present, it stretches its worldwide track to 190 countries apart from China, Syria, Crimea, and North Korea.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. Excluding English, the newly added countries have Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese language provisions. “From today onwards, we will listen and we will learn, gradually adding more languages, more content and more ways for people to engage with Netflix.”
Worldwide Expansion of Netflix Network
Coming to Bangladesh is unexpected and surprising since Netflix has slowly been building its coverage up over recent years, venturing into Asia Pacific for the first time in 2015.
The New Year 2016 has started with the plan to bring numerous of excellent series for new and existing customers. The company plans to release 31 new and returning original series, two dozen original feature films and documentaries, a huge range of stand-up comedy specials, and 30 innovative kids’ series. For monthly subscription, consumers around the world will be able to enjoy Netflix original series including Sense8, Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Grace and Frankie, as well as a catalog of licensed TV shows and movies, Netflix’s media release read, and Marco Polo. To get started, users can simply visit Netflix.com and sign up for 30 days free trial.
The pricing in new markets seems to be in line with U.S. costing’s. In India, for instance, it starts at 500 INR (around $7.49) per month for the basic, non-HD, single user package. Netflix Standard (HD and 2 screens) and Premium (ultra-HD and 4 concurrent screens) come in at 650 INR ($9.75) and 800 INR ($11.99) respectively for one month.
There were plenty of assumptions last year about whether it would foray China. In this regard, the company apparently says, Alibaba, a potential partner of Netflix, seemed less likely, as it launched its own subscription-based streaming service in China. Nevertheless, it has an aim to enter China. The company does not have any venture in North Korea, Crimea, and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies. The company has confirmed in an official announcement.
Consumers can enjoy the worldwide available Netflix’s innovative and original content, which is cultivating billions of dollars. There is no conflict of availability of original source, users can play and delight progammes at the same time from any corner of the planet.
The company is trying to introduce new payment methods in the new markets where users can make payment by credit card and debit card. In this point, it is not viable as many hundreds of millions users do not own a credit card. However, they can pay via carries billing or other forms of payment at present.