Netflix most likely to make its India debut in 2016: What to expect?
This is a great news for streaming fans in the country. The market leader of the video-streaming service Netflix is all set to make its debut in the Indian market. Latest reports suggest that the formal announcement in this regard is expected during the forthcoming Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES 2016) in Las Vegas.
This is not the first time the rumors in this regard have appeared. Even now Netflix has refused to tell anything about the news that may have huge consequences for the market and the service provider as well.
There is no denying the fact that things will change dramatically in the country where internet is not a very old phenomenon and internet penetration is still far lower than many other Asian nations. The most important issue confronting the users in the country is the slow internet speed. Most people are still mired in the 2G connections. Even 3G is so slow that it cannot run anything resembling live streaming.
It must be added there that the news of Netflix entering India made headlines last year. Seems like the video-streaming giant that is moving to other countries worldwide wants to take advantage of high-speed 4G LTE services that will replace existing 3G connections on mobile devices. According to an older report from the Times of India, â€œUS-based Netflix, has firmed up plans to enter India by 2016, according to people familiar with the matter. This has sent domestic DTH players into a tizzy with some of the major ones chalking out strategies to diversify beyond television. On the cards are iconic shows including Buniyaad, Nukkad and Malgudi Days on various mobile devices across iOS and Android.â€