Good News! Netflix Will Soon Increase Content in the UAE

Good News! Netflix Will Soon Increase Content in the UAE

Subscribers had complained earlier that certain shows were still not available here

There was great excitement when Netflix was first introduced in the UAE, however, soon after subscribers had complained that several of the shows available in the US were missing here. Addressing this, Netflix will now increase the amount of content being uploaded onto the service, as the popular Internet television network works on acquiring more global programming rights.

Joris Evers, vice-president, head of communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Netflix, told Khaleej Times in a recent article that the response to the launch of the service in the UAE had been very positive.

"People always tell us that they want more. The good news is that you are going to get more. We are spending around $5 billion on programming this year, and most of that will be spent on global programming. This means we will be bringing more and more titles to our services everywhere. We are also spending a lot on our Netflix original series, while the bulk of our revenue will be spent on bringing in new content."

Evers finally adds, "Ultimately, the programming that is being shown here will be the same as what is being shown in the US," though he hopes they do not have any problems with regional governments banning some TV shows available on Netflix due to the content.

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