Netflix Arrives in Cuba
Netflix has opened its doors to Cuba.
Starting today, Cubans with internet connections and access to international payment methods will be able to subscribe to the service. As access to the web and credit and debit cards become more widely available in the country, Netflix expects to be more widely available, the company said.
At the start, Netflix will offer a curated selection of movie and TV titles, including its Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning originals “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” its newest tentpole “Marco Polo,” original children’s series “All Hail King Julien” and “The Adventures of Puss in Boots,” and Oscar-nominated documentary films “Virunga” and “The Square.” The overall selection will be similar to what Netflix offers in other Latin American countries.
Netflix first arrived in Latin America in 2011, and now has more than 5 million subscribers in the region.
“Cuba has great filmmakers and a robust arts culture and one day we hope to be able to bring their work to our global audience of over 57 million members,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in a statement.
The launch in Cuba is part of the company’s ambitious global plans, as it hopes to be available in 200 countries by 2017.Tags: cuba, International, Netflix, Reed Hastings, SVOD