Netflix lands in Australia and New Zealand

The SVOD continues its global expansion with a rollout to the countries, where it will compete against five other services.
March 24, 2015

SVOD provider Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand today.

This gives viewers in those region plenty of time to catch up to the first two seasons of Orange Is The New Black before the third season launches on June 12.

Other original programs available on Netflix include the Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn and Sissy Spacek series Bloodline; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, House of Cards (pictured) and Marco Polo, as well as local fare such as Jim Jeffries: Bare, a special featuring the Australian comedian.

Three Netflix monthly pricing options are available: single-stream, standard definition for AU$8.99 (US $7.09); double-stream hi-definition for AU$11.99 (US $9.44) and four-stream 4K high definition family plan for AU$14.99 (US $11.80).

Upcoming programming includes Marvel’s Daredevil and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny.

Content distributors for Netflix Australia and New Zealand include Warner Bros., BBC, Fox, NBCUniversal, Village Roadshow Entertainment, Beyond Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Company and Disney.

Netflix, which is offering a free one-month trial to all new members, is the sixth SVOD service that Australians and New Zealanders can choose from. The five others include the Nine-and-Fairfax joint venture Stan, the Foxtel-and-Seven-owned Presto, Quickflix, Ezyflix and Foxtel Play.

House of Cards photo courtesy of Netflix.

About The Author

One Comment »

Join In On The Conversation!

Add your comment below, trackback from your own site, or subscribe to these comments via RSS.


Brand Menu