Netflix has launched its service globally, simultaneously bringing its Internet TV network to more than 130 new countries around the world, including Malaysia. The company made the announcement – and the service went live, during a keynote by its Co-founder and Chief Executive, Reed Hastings at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
“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. Moreover, we’re looking forward to bringing great stories from all over the world to people all over the world.”
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. This year, the company plans to release 31 new and returning original series, 24 original feature films and documentaries, a wide range of stand-up comedy specials and 30 original kids’ series that will be available at the same time globally, excluding China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies, though the company will continue to explore options for providing the service.
Netflix is available on virtually any device that has an internet connection, and the service starts from RM33 per month. In addition, everyone can try the service for free for one month by signing up at www.netflix.com.
Reed Hastings, Co-founder and CEO of Netflix