Netflix May Come to Australia in 2014
Netflix may be headed to Australia, according to several local reports. Although the company has declined to confirm a forthcoming presence down under, The Australian reports that Netflix is overcoming its initial concerns about the country’s low quality internet infrastructure and is considering arriving on Australia’s shores as soon as next year.
Reports suggest that Netflix integration in Australia would arrive via traditional methods as well as set-top boxes and gaming consoles like the Xbox One. According to the report, around 20,000 Australians already bypass Netflix’s geo-blocking walls and subscribe to the service. This, combined with the company’s strong growth in European markets, are cited as the key factors in Netflix’s alleged Australian interest.
This potential move would not be Netflix’s first interaction with Australia, however. Earlier this year, Netflix aired an original children’s show, “Mako Mermaids,” which is a spin-off of popular Australian show “H20: Just Add Water.”
Netflix has yet to confirm or deny the reports, stating that it has not “announced any further details about our international expansion.”Tags: Australia, Netflix, Set-top box, streaming video