Data, piracy could be problem for Netflix in Nigeria

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By Seun Bisuga
Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO
Nigerians have offered Netflix Inc. free consultancy by advising the movie streaming company of possible hitches it could face in Nigeria.
Nigerians who took to social media to share both their excitement and frustration listed data, piracy and power as the possible challenges to Netflix thriving in the most populous black nation.
Netflix Inc’s video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries including Nigeria on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, Syria, North Korea, Crimea in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth in the United States.
As of October 2015, Netflix reported 69.17 million subscribers worldwide, including more than 43 million in the United States.
Nigeria’s movie industry known as Nollywood has struggled to deal with the activities of pirates in the country especially with those at Alaba in Ojo area of Lagos state.
Similarly, Nigeria’s data speed has proved to be a problem over the years despite the leading telcos upping their services.
These two problems including that of electricity might prove to be a bottleneck for Netflix but Nigeria’s population will no doubt be an advantage to the movie streaming company.
Here are some tweets for Netflix Inc.
Netflix in Nigeria cool but ain’t nobody got mb for that
— Darkest Before Dawn (@Ahkimace) January 6, 2016

All yes ppl talking about the Netflix in Nigeria which WiFi are we going 2 use to watch it?
— ♥KING JOSH PR♥ (@King_pheenix) January 6, 2016

Using Netflix in Nigeria ,your film will buffer till you actually forget what you were watching
— Olatunde sleek™ (@olatundesleek) January 6, 2016

Netflix in Nigeria… How much data? Is it worth it? How will you pay with Naira card? Can it compete with Alaba N150 full season price?
— Aribaba | Jaguda.com (@aribabaJ) January 6, 2016

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Source:: PM Newspaper