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Netflix looks to add flavour to Australia, New Zealand service

Mumbai: Netflix is working with Beyond Distribution to bring 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’; and ‘Umbilical Brothers: The Rehearsal’.

Netflix members in Australia and New Zealand also will be able to stream ‘MythBusters’, the series that proves or debunks urban legends. Additionally, Netflix will be the streaming home of Australian kids titles including ‘Lightning Point’, the first three seasons of ‘H2O: Just Add Water’, and the first season of ‘Mako Mermaids’.

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

Beyond Distribution VP sales for Australia and New Zealand Joanne Azzopardi 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.