Yes! ,The long awaited Netflix has finally arrived the boarders of our beloved continent Africa. Netflix is an American multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, and of flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States, where mailed DVDs and Blu-ray Disc are sent via Permit Reply Mail. Making it possible for individuals to watch their favorite TV shows & movies anytime, anywhere.
Netflix recently announced on Wednesday that it has now expanded into 130 countries including the African continent .The service was previously available in only 60 countries but it is now accessible in 190.
The expansion was announced during the opening speech of the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas by the chief executive of Netflix ,Reed Hastings . Hastings also stated during a Q&A session that over the next 10 years he hopes to reduce and eliminate territorial licensing restrictions in order to enable all content to be available for Netflix users.
“As we build our library and renew existing deals we’re getting to the state where over the next five or 10 years everything will be consistent around Netflix and everything will be available globally.” “We’re moving as quickly as we can … [but] we’re still somewhat a prisoner of the current distribution architecture.We want the citizens of the world to have the same content.”
Fernando Elizada from the tech consultancy Gartner, also insinuated in his statement that though the service is readily available in 190 countries that does not mean all those who live there can easily access Netflix. “It’s worth remembering that in some of the emerging economies it will only be people in urban areas that will be able to use it because of limited internet availability.”
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