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Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand today, but it seems the local content isn’t as plentiful as its US counterpart.
One blogger, Sydney software developer Kenneth Tsang, crunched the numbers and discovered the Australian version has a little over 1000 titles, compared to the 8499 titles the US streaming service offers.
He’s compiled a spreadsheet listing all the available titles here.
Australia customers will expect to see about 1.5 times the content for approx twice as long as the American/Canadian or UK counterparts.
TBH, most people who pirate, also pay for Netflix. It's just more convenient.
According to statista.com, in 2014 the US film industry's revenue was $31.8 billion. Netflix reportedly has over 50 million subscribers worldwide and that's just one streaming service. Quick back of the napkin math, the film industry could generate $31.8 in revenue by having the same number of subscribers as Netflix with each paying $53 per month.