Welcome to South Africa, Netflix!

Rumours that circulated last year suggesting a local launch of video-streaming service Netflix was imminent have proven to be true.

The service launched on Thursday (7 January) in 130 new countries, including South Africa.

Netflix’s service is now available just about anywhere in the world, except China.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

I suspect some people will be disappointed. Netflix – like ShowMax – is more of a ‘binge watching’ experience.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

Most of the bandwidth used in the States now comes from Netflix.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

Netflix is not a replacement for DSTV.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

DSTV’s offering is very, very good compared to what you get around the world.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

You can watch more UK Premiership soccer on DSTV than you can watch in the UK!

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

Netflix content is very focussed on the US.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

Koos Bekker saw this coming six years ago.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

ShowMax has a lot of local classics.

Toby Shapshak, Publisher of Stuff magazine

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