Netflix, a leading Internet television network, has announced (9 September 2015) that it will expand into Singapore in early 2016 as it moves to complete its global rollout by the end of next year.
Once launched, Internet users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of popular TV shows and movies in high-definition or even Ultra HD 4K on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Additionally, younger viewers will find a wide selection of programming for kids.
Netflix will open an office in Singapore in coming months, making it the hub for its expanding operations in Asia. Other geographical areas include South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“As the central hub in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a sophisticated and diverse place that will find much to love about the Netflix service,” said Reed Hastings, chief executive officer of Netflix. “The combination of increasing Internet speeds and availability of smart phones and TVs will provide consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favourite movies and TV shows on Netflix.”
Netflix members connected to the Internet can watch whenever, wherever they like, and on any Netflix-ready device they choose. Members can start watching on one device, pause, and then pick up where they left off on another, at home or on the go.
Netflix will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes. Additional details on pricing, programming and supported devices will be available at a later date. Consumers can sign up to be alerted when Netflix is available on www.netflix.com.
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