BY ‘SEGUN ODEJIMI
Finally, American video-on-demand (VOD) site, Netflix, has launched in Nigeria.
The streaming video service is now available in countries including Azerbaijan, India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey and Indonesia.
A couple of hours ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings announced, “Today, I am delighted to announce that while we have been here on stage at CES, we switched Netflix in Azerbaijan, in Vietnam, in India, in Nigeria, in Poland, in Russia, in Saudi Arabia, in Singapore, in South Korea, in Turkey, in Indonesia, and in 130 new countries.“
Many people in this part of the world have eagerly awaited this day, and as the platform goes live, we bring you LIVE reactions from inside and around Nollywood.
21.30 – Netflix is now trending in Nigeria.
21: 26 – Nollywood filmmaker and critic, Charles Novia believes that if the bandwidth and techies are properly worked out, Netflix could get as much as 5 million Nigerian subscribers alone in Nigeria. He also thinks it is time for the telecommunications companies to step up as there are billions of Naira to be made from streaming.
21:09 – Mildred Okwo is happy to have many more companies streaming content online. She hopes that these will translate into an improvement in the offers filmmakers get for films.
20:58 – Olu Yomi Ososanya on his part is curious to know how this would affect DStv distribution.
20:00 – Producer Uduak Isong is super excited. She’s happy we can now “Netflix and chill.” Uduak also believes that Nigerians will have no problems utilizing the platforms as they already even spend much data downloading stuff online.
See more reactions:
Hahahahahah when Netflix is in Nigeria and Your mom knows the meaning of Netflix and chill… https://t.co/K6XshzAE9F
— Mama Tobi (@Oluwakaponeski) January 6, 2016
Let’s leave all the hype. Netflix won’t work in Nigeria.
— Tochi Uzor (@TochiUzor) January 6, 2016
For Nigeria nothing like Netflix and chill ooo…Lol. MB Go finish if you pause go look for something…Lol https://t.co/ach3uZKSBq
— Elysiumcross (@Kenpapas) January 6, 2016
Netflix in Nigeria? Netflix and chill about to get a new meaning
— Nigerian Gatsby (@Ruud_bishop) January 6, 2016
— Ayokunle Adetula (@ayo_tula) January 6, 2016
Netflix in Nigeria Netflix and chill Hence that New STD Adeboye prophesied
— Essien (@MrEmax_) January 6, 2016
This one that we now have Netflix in Nigeria, which data will we use to watch it ?
— Aisha Sada (@Itz_Ammah) January 6, 2016
— Martins (@Iphacy) January 6, 2016
Netflix in Nigeria is the best news this year so far.
— Jojo (@ericjojo) January 6, 2016
What’s up, IROKOTV? NETFLIX is available in Nigeria o..
— / UCHE · UGO / (@UCHEUGO) January 6, 2016