Netflix Goes Live in 43 New Countries

Posted Wed Sep 7, 2011 at 09:15 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Latin America gets its fill of streaming movies this week.

Netflix has been having a weird month or two. They've introduced new pricing, expanded to new areas, changed up their corporate hierarchy and lost Starz content. This week should be very good for them though, as the company will be launching in 43 new countries.

Starting today, Netflix streaming will be available in Brazil and the Guays: Uru and Para. It's also hitting Argentina, though they've politely asked that no one in the country shed tears over the arrival.

Over the next week or so the service will be coming to the rest of the countries targeted for release. Pricing looks to be around the same for each country - the rough equivalent of $7.99 a month.

"It is an amazing privilege for us to travel through the region, introducing Netflix to consumers in Latin America and the Caribbean," says CEO Reed Hastings. "We are committed to offering the same great service, value and choice throughout the Americas and we can't wait to get started."

Source: Engadget

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