Finally, Asia will get their share of Netflix soon!
The Internet video streaming giant company announced last week that it has plans to expand into 4 more Asian countries – Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea, by the first quarter of 2016. The expansion is part of Netflix’s global rollout by the end of next year.
According to a report by Telecompaper, Netflix also announced that it will open a satellite office in Singapore.
CNA quoted Netflix CEO Reed Hastings as saying:
As the central hub in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a sophisticated and diverse place that will find much to love about the Netflix service. The combination of increasing internet speeds and availability of smart phones and TVs will provide consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favourite movies and TV shows on Netflix.
Netflix offers movies and TV shows, and has a library of available titles varies with each market and region.
The US version of the service reportedly offers over 7,500 movies and TV shows, while the UK version has over 3,000.
And that’s not all. Netflix is also home to such original programming as ‘‘House of Cards’’ and the award-winning “Orange Is the New Black”. Other Netflix original series are such as:
- Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 6
- Peaky Blinders
Just to name a few. Even the upcoming “Full House” reboot aka “Fuller House” is a Netflix series.
To date, Netflix is available in more than 50 countries and boasts a global subscriber base of 65 million. With its expansion to Singapore, does it mean that Malaysians are one step closer to getting Netflix too? They will have to work with our censorship board on classifying their content though, considering our tough-ish censorship laws.
A show of hands please, for those of you who’d like Netflix to come to Malaysia!