It’s still Monday morning for most of us in the West, but it’s already Tuesday, March 24 down under.
That means it’s officially Netflix launch day in Australia and New Zealand.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) March 23, 2015
— Netflix US (@netflix) March 23, 2015
Netflix has been vocal about its plans for world domination, saying it hopes to be in 200 countries by 2017.
“Our international expansion strategy over the last few years has been to expand as fast as we can while staying profitable on a global basis. Progress has been so strong that we now believe we can complete our global expansion over the next two years, while staying profitable, which is earlier than we expected. We then intend to generate material global profits from 2017 onwards,” said Hastings at a recent earnings call.
Australia and New Zealand is a big push for Netflix, which most recently moved into Cuba. That was pretty much seen as a symbolic gesture, considering the country’s internet access struggles. The company plans to launch in Japan this fall.