Netflix Goes Live in 190+ Countries

Speaking at a CES keynote today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced the company’s streaming service was now live in an additional 130 countries—bringing Netflix everywhere, with a few exceptions. The company is still working on bringing Internet TV to China, and US government restrictions forbid doing business in Crimea, North Korea, and Syria.

Besides those listed, Netflix services are now available everywhere with an available Internet connection. In addition to English-language broadcasts (plus the 17 other languages Netflix supports), the company has also added Arabic, Korean, and Simplified & Traditional Chinese to its lineup.

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Hastings also revealed that the network’s exclusive content—including 2015 favorites Jessica Jones and Narcos—will now be available worldwide as well, the moment they are released here in the US. There is, likely, some content on Netflix, not produced by the network, that will be restricted in certain markets due to censorship or license-holder concerns.

To top off the Netflix everywhere pitch, Hastings disclosed to the CES crowd in Las Vegas that the network would produce over 600 hours of new original content in 2016, including 31 new & returning series, 24 films & documentaries, several stand-up specials, and 30 children’s programs.

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