Netflix reportedly launching in India next year


Netflix is reportedly bringing its streaming TV service to India by 2016, according to The Times of India.

Sources familiar with the matter told the newspaper that the service will arrive with popular Indian shows like Buniyaad, Nukkad and Malgudi Days, and will be available on iOS and Android.

A Netflix spokesperson told the paper, “We have said we plan to be nearly global by the end of 2016. We have nothing else to share at this point.”

The company has 62 million subscribers worldwide and has a huge opportunity to capitalize on in India. With 4G services from major carriers like Airtel and Reliance Jio rolling out across the country, the playing field for on-demand video services is growing quickly.

Netflix also launched its service in Australia and New Zealand in March.

We’ve contacted Netflix to find out more and will update this post when we hear back.

Netflix to enter India, DTH companies edgy [The Times of India]

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