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Netflix finally in Africa

Friday 8 January 2016, by SIGNIS

Brussels, Pointe-Noire, January 8th, 2016 (AfricaNews/SIGNIS). Netflix is now available in all 54 African countries. The American subscription video on demand (SVoD) provider has added 130 countries to its service, announced Reed Hastings, the firm’s chief executive, at the Consumer ELectronic Show in Las Vegas, USA.

The reaction to the news on social media has been mixed.

Content should not be a problem with Nollywood and other vibrant media industries across the continent. Already there are a number of African films streaming on Netflix, including Beast of no nation, Half of a Yellow Sun, Mother of George, October 1, among others.

As of October 2015, Netflix had 69.17 million subscribers globally, including more than 43 million in the United States of America.
Netflix is now everywhere, except in China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria, where it is banned from operating by US law.

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