US-based TV shows and movie streaming platform Netflix is planning to enter India in 2016, reports The Times of India. A Netflix spokesperson told MediaNama that they plan to be global by the end of 2016, including launching in China. He however didn't share any India specific plans. It's worth noting that Netflix, which launched in Australia and New Zealand in March this year, will be launching in Japan later this year. Netflix will offer a number of Japanese TV series and films, plus Netflix original series such as Marco Polo, Sense8, Marvels Daredevil, and Virunga among others. The company had also promoted its chief streaming and partnerships officer Gregory K. Peters to the role of general manager of Netflix Japan. The company is also set to launch in Portugal, Italy and Spain in October 2015. Over the past 12 months, a number of new on-demand video streaming services have launched in India. While none of them have really established themselves as the market leader, it is clear that there is high demand for international TV shows in particular. Be it Game of Thrones or Orange Is The New Black, a large and growing section of Indian viewers are more keen on watching these shows than the ones playing on TV channels in the country. They end up downloading the shows from torrent sites. These viewers will be more than happy to shell out a few hundred rupees a month to access a host of well-known and original TV series online. The advantage Netflix…
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