Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Netflix Reveals Its Global Reach ; Streaming Service CEO Reed Hastings Says It's Available in 130 New Territories

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Netflix Reveals Its Global Reach ; Streaming Service CEO Reed Hastings Says It's Available in 130 New Territories

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NETFLIX has become available in almost every country in the world after announcing it has gone live in 130 new territories.

The streaming service is also attempting to expand into China, with other availability blackspots including Crimea, North Korea and Syria.

Making the announcement during a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings also confirmed the service will begin offering high dynamic range (HDR) content later in the year.

HDR is a technology that enables TVs to show millions of extra colours, as well as a greater contrast between black and white to improve detail.

Many televisions being released this year will use HDR alongside 4K - ultra high definition that adds more pixels to a screen.

Mr Hastings called the impact of HDR a "visceral sensation that's pretty amazing". …

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