Netflix adds local flavour to Australia/NZ service

Netflix_LogoNetflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), together with Beyond Distribution, today announced the world’s leading Internet television network will bring a wide range of international and locally produced content to Australia and New Zealand when the service launches in March.

Stand-up comedy fans will be able to watch many of their favourite Australian comedians when Netflix launches in March. Among some of the great specials available include: Carl Barron: A One Ended Stick; Arj Barker: Harvest; Kitty Flanagan: Hello Kitty; Jimeoin: Something Smells Funny, and Umbilical Brothers: The Rehearsal.

Netflix members in Australia and New Zealand also will be able to stream MythBusters, the Emmy-nominated hit series that proves or debunks urban legends. Additionally, Netflix will be the exclusive streaming home of popular Australian kids titles including: Lightning Point, the first three seasons of H2O: Just Add Water and the first season of Mako Mermaids; as well as international favourites: Maya the Bee, Lalaloopsy, and The Hive.

“We’re excited to include these top-notch local titles on our Australian and New Zealand services,” said Sean Carey, vice president of content acquisition at Netflix. “The partnership with Beyond Distribution will bring Netflix members entertainment from local shores and abroad that we know they will spend many hours enjoying.”

Joanne Azzopardi, VP Sales for Australia and New Zealand at Beyond Distribution, commented, “Netflix has been a very successful platform for our content worldwide and we are thrilled to now be extending this relationship to include Australia and New Zealand.”

Beyond Distribution joins a slate of Netflix originals such as Bloodline, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Marvel’s Daredevil, licensed content from The Walt Disney Company and many other titles for viewing on thousands of Internet-connected devices, including smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and other set-top boxes – all for a low monthly price.

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If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • Kyle Wadsworth

    ‘locally produced content’
    Like what?