January 6, 2016 6:43pm
With its latest massive expansion, Netflix has truly gone global.
At CES 2016, Netflix announced the expansion of its popular streaming platform to a 130 new countries, including India, Russia and South Korea, giving the company a presence in almost every major region. China remains one of the few eligible countries Netflix hasn’t yet entered, although Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, said that the company still has plans to eventually expand into the highly-coveted market.
The company also announced a partnership with LG that gives people prepaid access to the service in some emerging markets.
Canada was Netflix’s first international expansion back in 2010. All new markets will have Netflix’s first-party titles, most of which will be aired in 4K, including House of Cards, Jessica Jones, and Orange is the New Black. The company also previewed upcoming shows, such as The Crown, a dramatic serialized biopic of Queen Elizabeth; and The Get Down, a stylized retelling of the late disco and early hip-hop era from Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan.