Finally, Netflix Will Make Original Shows For Africa, And Arab Speaking Speaking


After announcing its big plans for the Asian continent, Netflix has now revealed the plans that it has for its subscribers in Africa.


The American media-streaming giant with headquarters in Los Gatos, California, recently announced that it planned to make 17 more original productions in Asia in a bid to increase more international subscribers.

Now Netflix has shifted its focus to Africa, announcing that it will be creating original shows for subscribers on the continent. Though, the company did not confirm any programming lineup for the year 2019.


According to Variety, Netflix's VP of international originals, Erik Barmack said that the company's European team were in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa, later adding that shows with multinational casts was going to become the norm.

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The streaming giant VP also said that the company was looking at creating shows for the Arabic speaking market, starting with 'Jinn' as the first.

"There's 500 million people around the world who speak Arabic, and there's a real opportunity to put different faces and a different type of programming to get away from the traditional Ramadan shows, for example," Barmac said.

Netflix has exceeded forecasts in both the US and international markets. The company has witnessed a huge influx of new international subscribers where where it has been heavily investing.

Now that the movie streaming service is getting more and more non-English subscribers, the company won't have to rely on Hollywood for movies and shows.

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