Category Archives: International expansion

Poland?

There were some interesting tidbits in Netflix’s Q1 earnings call yesterday: the idea that the $1 billion writedown Time Warner is expected to take on its broadcast rights to LA Dodgers games could chill Netflix (and other streaming services’) spending … Continue reading

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¡Que guay! ¡Netflix Viaja a España!

So, Netflix will launch en Espana en Octubre, according to entertainment and hardware industry sources polled by the Expansión newspaper. The company apparently has been securing rights to content for Spain and getting its streaming software pre-installed in smart TVs … Continue reading

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Netflixin’ in the Land Down Under

Don’t know how I missed this but Netflix has set an actual date for its Australia/New Zealand launch — March 24 — and started pushing out details about how the streaming service will look and function Down Under. For ongoing … Continue reading

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Japan: A proving ground for Netflix Asian markets?

Japan is Netflix’s first official Asian expansion market (although millions of Asians  have unofficially joined via VPNs in Netflix countries), and as such, is seen as a test market for China and South Korea. Here’s what Wells said about the … Continue reading

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Global content: Netflix sees into our collective soul

More takeaway on content from Netflix CFO David Wells’ visit with Morgan Stanley this week: Netflix will double the number of original shows and movies it produces with the goal of having 40 original programs each year. Content Chief Ted … Continue reading

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Around the World in 730 Days …

Netflix CFO David Wells gave some clues to why Netflix suddenly decided to squeeze its international expansion into the next two years when he spoke at Morgan Stanley this week. After testing the waters in Canada, Latin America, the United … Continue reading

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If We Build It, They Will Come — Netflix in Cuba

It seems obvious that Netflix would be among the first U.S. companies to take advantage of thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, but I wasn’t expecting this announcement at all. “Starting today, people in Cuba with Internet connections and … Continue reading

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Netflix to achieve world domination by 2017

It has been four years and change since Netflix launched in its first international market — Canada — with much fanfare and a minor but embarrassing episode involving paid extras who were sprinkled into the crowd at a company-sponsored street … Continue reading

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