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Netflix to launch in Australia on March 24

netflixNetflix is to launch in Australia and New Zealand on March 24.

Netflix will be available on most Australian broadband operators, according to the streaming video provider. Netflix has struck its first un-metering agreement with a major broadband provider in Australia, with second ranked DSL provider iiNet.

Content on the service will include all three seasons of the political drama House of Cards, family thriller Bloodline and other movies and TV shows from the Netflix catalogue.

At launch, Netflix will be available on smart televisions manufactured by Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips and HiSense, and Fetch TV’s second-generation set-top box. Film and TV fans can also access Netflix on game consoles, including Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Nintendo’s Wii U, as well as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Apple and Android tablets and smartphones.

Mobile users who sign up for specific plans offered by Vodafone in New Zealand will receive several months of prepaid service, while consumers purchasing Microsoft’s next generation console, the Xbox One, at select stores will receive three months prepaid access to the Netflix service.
”Many Aussies and Kiwis have heard a lot about Netflix over the years, and we’re excited they’ll get to experience our unique blend of Netflix original content, local series and films, and popular movies and TV shows from around the world, all for a low monthly price,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive officer.