Netflix to launch in the Caribbean on Monday

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Caribbean television stations, video stores, movie theatres, and even video pirates could find their businesses under threat when Netflix, the world’s largest Internet movie and TV series subscription service starts rolling out its service in the Caribbean from September 12.

According to Netflix, the United States-based movie giant who drove its larger more established rival Blockbuster into the ground within a few years of its existence, subscribers will be able received popular movies and television series streamed from Netflix straight to their computers and even game consoles and other Internet connected devices for a single monthly price from next week.

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16 Comments

  1. September 10, 2011

    FEELING SORRY FOR MARPIN,SAT AND THEM PIRATORS

  2. September 10, 2011

    NOW THATS WAT IM TALKING BOUT, I FEELING SORRY FOR MARPIN,SAT AND THEM PIRATORS,LOL

  3. Anthony P. Ismael
    September 10, 2011

    So, I guess my dream of a new movie theatre with a good roof that does not leak during heavy rains has died another miserable death. We need a functioning movie theatre on the island.

    • May 20, 2012

      I happy for marpin to expensive and they can’t let u watch wwe wrestling(raw) over the limits for free tonight I hate marpin so good for them

  4. alvin phee dominica
    September 10, 2011

    finally

  5. Anonymous
    September 10, 2011

    haha ~ I have Netflix in the US and it is a Waste of time. Old outdated movies!bootleg will never die !

  6. CASTLE BRUCE
    September 10, 2011

    A A, They saw my facebook post man? lol

  7. hmm
    September 9, 2011

    I ‘HAD’ Netflix once upon a time…
    I loved the movie and tv show streaming because evidently, it did help when you were in the feel for a particular movie or tv show, esp. comedy. HOWEVER, Netflix decides that the monthly subscriptions will change where you pay one fee for streaming and another fee for dvds… MWEN LASS NETFLIX – I TIRED!!! that is just not worth it. I can understand what you doing, BUT you are now extending your market and after years of service you decide to play that card! Ahben I OUT!!! Ma vlay netflix leh mwen Dominique, I will buy my dvds

  8. Piper
    September 9, 2011

    Netflix is only good if you enjoy watching a lot of B-movies. I have had Netflix for a while and hardly find anything worth watching. The only reason I still subscribe is, it’s cheap, so the monthly fee is not a big deal.

    I find their selection rather old and tired.

  9. Viewer
    September 9, 2011

    It is up to the people of Dominica and the Caribbean on a whole to preclude such invasion and allow the growth of the local video/dvd rental businesses to succeed. If the Caribbean people are suffereing sooo much, these are some of the ways to help the economy in retaining its local market and revenue. 8)

  10. Kalinago_Spirit
    September 9, 2011

    Great news! :)

  11. Humanist
    September 8, 2011

    Finally! Although I seriously doubt downloading free things will go away in the region. The idea that the rest of the world pays no attention to us and therefore does not care if we download free things is almost engrained in our society. Marpin happily showed free wrestling Pay-per-Views for years, as well as rather recent movies on channel 5 for some time, and various other questionable things. Netflix is great, but I wonder how competitive it really will be against getting stuff for free. I also wonder if their presence will mean that we will have increased scrutiny on downloading activities. Mind you, it’s not as though our downloads are in any way invisible, but there is a difference between what large companies can and want to see.

  12. Some Sense
    September 8, 2011

    YYEAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YES YES YES YES YES YES!!! woot Woot!!!!!

  13. Penezz
    September 8, 2011

    yeahhhhhhhh……. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D next they should bring ON DEMAND .!!!!!

  14. Goat mout
    September 8, 2011

    Unadulterated Capitalism corruption has arrived. How can small Caribbean ocmpanies ever hope to survive?

    • Wondering.
      September 8, 2011

      Don’t worry, the video stores selling the illegal bootleg videos here will be OK. Netflix shows older shows.

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