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Netflix Expands Operations To Nigeria

Posted: Apr 1, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)



The world’s top internet video streaming service, Netflix, has announced that it will expand operations to Nigeria and 129 other countries.

A statement on its website disclosed on Thursday that the video streaming service arrival in Nigeria would bring great excitement to movie loving Nigerians after long years of waiting and anticipation.

The service, which was founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in 1997, streams a huge variety of movies making different categories available to choose from.

Reacting to the statement by some Nigerian tweeters, which read, ‘Netflix in Nigeria finally, question remains; how many people can afford much data.

“It’s like buying a car with no money for fuel.”

However, a Nigerian mobile network service provider said it had made provisions for easy and cheap access to the service.

Ms Nwanah Priscilla, a TV Producer and Director of Ebony Life, said that if other countries “have Netflix, Nigeria should also have it too.”

She said that Netflix’s arrival to Nigeria “is a stepping stone for the film industry, more so the television industry.”

“It does give the industries an opportunity to actually make sure their contents go beyond the African continent to the rest of the world.

“It will also put producers and directors on their toes and light a fire under them to create better contents that can sit on any global platform and distributed on a global level.”