A bit of good news for Pakistani TV and movie fans streamed in from the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show 2016. Reed Hastings, Founder & CEO of Netflix, one of the world’s leading video-streaming networks, announced that the company will be launching its services in another 130 countries, Pakistan being one of them.
The media giant already provides streaming services in 60 countries, but now consumers from Singapore to Russia, Sao Paolo to San Francisco, even those in Saudi Arabia will be able to access the content of the popular network simultaneously, gaining freedom to watch whatever they want on multiple devices.
Netflix original series’ include popular shows like ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Narcos’, and with this recent announcement, the company’s share-value rose 8.5%, its highest gain in a single day over a period of more than four months.
The video-streaming facility already offers subtitles in 17 languages across the globe, and the latest addition they’re considering is Chinese.
Consumers in Pakistan will be able to get the streaming service for an initial cost of $7.99 a month, with a one-month free promotional service.
India, Nigeria and Russia are among other countries which will be joining the Netflix bandwagon. For television and movie fans, this is a real New Year’s gift, considering the limited options local channels have to offer. Given the competition, it just might motivate us to produce better content. As for viewers, now we can truly sit back, relax and enjoy the show!