When Netflix launches in South Africa, it'll already have stiff competition

When it eventually launches in South Africa, the popular video-on-demand service, Netflix, will find a competitor waiting for it. TechCentral reports that Naspers, South Africa’s largest media company, is set to announce its new streaming video service on Aug. 19.

Last January Netflix announced its intention to launch in the South African market within two years, as part of its global expansion strategy. In South Africa, as in many other countries where the service is not available, people have been using Netflix via virtual private network (VPN) providers which make them appear as if they’re logging on from within the United States.

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