Netflix plans to double Canadian Content

by Techvibes NewsDesk

According to reports Netflix is promising that 2012 will be a big year for the company in Canada, with plans to double its acquisition spending for movies and TV shows and give Canadians access to more quality content.

In a letter to shareholders in late October, Netflix said next year's spending boost would give the the Canadian service "comparable content quality" to the US site.

However in a recent interview, vice president of content Jason Ropell said the statement implies that Canadians will get access to the same calibre of top-tier films and TV shows available in the U.S., although he conceded the quantity of those titles will still limited north of the border.

Given that Netflix's streaming service has been up and running in the US for five years and has more than 21 million customers, expecting the same breadth of catalogue on the Canadian side which has been online for a little over a year with more than one million subscribers isn't realistic.

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With more than 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. For $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to their TVs and computers and can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. With Netflix, there are... more

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