Netflix now available in Hong Kong and almost everywhere else - except mainland China

Netflix now available in Hong Kong and almost everywhere else - except mainland China

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced on Wednesday the addition of 130 new markets to the service’s reach.
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Good news for TV junkies in Hong Kong – Netflix is now available as of today.

The Internet TV streaming pioneer has expanded its global footprint to 130 new markets including Hong Kong – but not mainland China.

The service is free for first month, and lets you stream movies and TV shows on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. After the first month, subscriptions start at HK$63 per month.

Now in 190 countries and territories around the world, Netflix first started as a mail-order DVD service in the United States. Netflix now has 70 million subscribers for unlimited service of TV shows and movies, along with Netflix produced original content.

“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” cofounder and chief executive Reed Hastings announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“With this launch, consumers around the world - from Singapore to St Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo - will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously - no more waiting.

“While you have been listening to me talk, the Netflix service has gone live in nearly every country in the world except China, where we hope to be in the future.”

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