Netflix streaming comes to Israel, 129 other countries

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — Israelis will now be able to stream “Orange Is the New Black” and “Breaking Bad.”

Netflix, the video-streaming and mail-order video service that increasingly produces its own content, announced Wednesday it is now available in Israel and 129 other countries, several media outlets reported.

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“Today you are witnessing the birth of a new global Internet TV network,” co-founder and chief executive Reed Hastings said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, according to the Times of Israel. “While you have been listening to me talk, the Netflix service has gone live in nearly every country in the world except China, where we hope to be in the future.”

Programming is primarily in English, with support in Arabic, but not Hebrew.

Until Wednesday, the 18-year-old American company’s streaming was available in 59 countries outside the United States, including Canada, Japan, and much of Latin America and Europe.

According to Haaretz, not all Netflix content will be available in Israel. For example, “House of Cards,” whose broadcasting rights have already been sold to other entities in Israel, will not be offered.

Netflix subscriptions in Israel will range from $7.99 to $11.99 per month, Haaretz reported.

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