Netflix ‘flipped the switch’ in 130 countries as co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings, wrapped up the company’s keynote speech at CES 2016.
The television streaming service dropped some big news at this year’s CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas as Netflix‘s Content Executive, Ted Sarandos promised over 600 hours of original content and almost complete, worldwide coverage in 2016. Indeed, as CEO Reed Hastings was speaking a further 130 country’s services went live bringing the total coverage to 190 countries in total.
To celebrate and to promote the new season of last year’s runaway hit Marvel’s Daredevil that begins streaming on March 25th, Netflix have released a teaser featuring the ‘man without fear’.
“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” said Hastings. “With this launch, consumers around the world — from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo — will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously — no more waiting. With the help of the Internet, we are putting power in consumers’ hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device.”
“From today onwards, we will listen and we will learn, gradually adding more languages, more content and more ways for people to engage with Netflix,” said Hastings. “We’re looking forward to bringing great stories from all over the world to people all over the world.”
Read the full Netflix press release here.