Netflix set for Oz
Netflix is set to continue its rapid expansion with an Australian launch in 2015.
Hollywood studios had been reluctant to strike deals as they each have lucrative, long-term programming deals in place with the country’s main free-to-air broadcasters, reports TBI. However, that situation could be changing. Ten Network is said to be attempting to renegotiate programming deals with CBS Studios International and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution as part of wider cost-cutting.
An estimated 200,000 Australians already bypass Netflix’s geo-blocking efforts to receive the service.