Netflix confirms Oz, NZ expansion
| 19 November 2014
Over-the-top (OTT) is going down under as Netflix has revealed plans to launch in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015.
At launch, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader will offer original series as Marco Polo, BoJack Horseman and, among many kids' titles, DreamWorks Animation's All Hail King Julien.
Netflix, available on hundreds of Internet-connected devices, will also be home to documentaries Virunga and Mission Blue, and stand-up comedy specials Uganda Be Kidding Me, Live, from Chelsea Handler and Jim Jefferies's BARE, among many others.
The Netflix ANZ selection will expand in 2015 to include highly anticipated original series family thriller Bloodline starring Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard; the gripping Super Hero tale Marvel's Daredevil featuring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D'Onofrio; Sense8, a new globe-spanning thriller series from the creators of The Matrix trilogy and Babylon 5, and, from the creator of Friends, Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
Netflix www.netflix.com will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes.