It’s good news for all movies/series lovers and for those who have unlimited internet supply, as American worldwide provider of on-demand Internet streaming media Netflix, is officially available in Kenya.
Netflix has been at the forefront of streaming movies and TV shows since it was established in 2007 limited only to the United States, until now.
The company recently announced that it had significantly expanded its global footprint to 190 countries, making its Internet TV service available in 130 new markets including Kenya — but not China.
“While you have been listening to me talk, the Netflix service has gone live in nearly every country in the world except China, where we hope to be in the future.” Said its co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
California-based Netflix, which began as a mail-order DVD service but is now producing award-winning original content of the countries, can now be accessed in Kenya monthly starting from as low as Ksh 816.57.
The company has been shifting from recycling old shows and movies to producing more original content, with its shows such as the award-winning “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black.”
The global reach means that Netflix will be tapping into more local talent for original productions from various parts of the world; seems the future is bright for the Kenyan film industry.