An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Is Netflix preparing to launch its service in India?

Netflix has come out with a new job ad that suggests this movie distribution juggernaut may be entering India very soon. This is what the ad is looking for:

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the right mix of technical, organizational and communication skills to provide localization for the Netflix experience in the following languages: Turkish, Dutch, Hindi, German, Italian, Norwegian, Korean, and Japanese.

Native fluency, localization experience and creative writing in one or more of the above languages is essential. Knowledge or prior experience in the film/entertainment industry is definitely a plus.

Netflix may be expanding to markets like Germany, Holland, Turkey, Norway, Japan, Korea Italy and India.  Amazon, Netflix’ main rival – with its LoveFilm – meanwhile is reported to be expanding into France by March 2013.  It is already into Norway, Germany, Denmark and Sweden – apart from US.

So will we see Netflix streaming Indian – specially Bollywood – movies on web?  Remains to be seen, since the Netflix is repeatedly denying the plans to enter India.

 

 

 

 

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