Netflix Prepares to Move Down Under with Content from Beyond Distribution

/ Feb 19, 2015

Netflix is coming to Australia

Netflix is set to launch in Australia and New Zealand on March 28, and it’s preparing for that by getting rights to a bunch of content from Beyond Distribution.

The Australia-based company will provide Netflix with multiple stand-up comedy specials, including “Carl Barron: A One Ended Stick,” “Arj Barker: Harvest,” “Kitty Flanagan: Hello Kitty,” “Umbilical Brothers: The Rehearsal,” and “Jimeoin: Something Smells Funny.”

Per the deal, several kids series will also appear on the Australian Netflix, including “Lightning Point,” “H20: Just Add Water,” and “Mako: Island of Secrets” (also known as “Mako Mermaids”).

Beyond Distribution also holds the rights to the hit US series “Mythbusters,” which it’s already licensed to Netflix in other territories. It will also be available on Netflix in Australia and New Zealand as part of the launch.

Netflix plans to be in 200 countries by 2017. In addition to Down Under, it also plans to arrive in Japan by the end of the year.

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