Netflix’s CEO reed Hastings took to stage at CES to deliver his keynote address. Their big announce to share was Netflix was finally launching around the world. Previously Netflix would launch in specific regions, but now the flood gates have opened, and Netflix have pushed their service live everywhere.
Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”
For one monthly price, members around the world will be able to enjoy Netflix original series including Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Narcos, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, and Marco Polo, as well as a catalogue of licensed TV shows and movies. In 2016, the company plans to release 31 new and returning original series, two dozen original feature films and documentaries, a wide range of stand-up comedy specials and 30 original kids series — available at the same time to members everywhere.
Sadly the likes of China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria will still not see the service launch as issues with governmental bodies prevent such an action.