HAVANA TIMES — Netflix, one of the main platforms for film and television on the Internet, announced Monday that its services are available now in Cuba. However since the connection is very limited or null for most of the population, the only ones who can see the movies are a select group very close to the government who have unlimited access to broadband.
The US Company announced its products will be available to view online without downloading at from US $7.99 per month, reported dpa news.
Netflix justified its decision to “improved access to Internet [in Cuba] and increasingly more (international) credit and debit cards.”
One of the most successful series of Netflix’s is the “House of Cards”, centered on the intrigues of Washington politics.
Cuba and the United States announced in December last year the restoration of diplomatic relations after more than half a century of ideological confrontation.
“We are delighted to finally be able to offer Netflix to the people of Cuba, connecting them with stories they will love from all over the world,” Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings said in a statement.
“Cuba has great filmmakers and a robust arts culture and one day we hope to be able to bring their work to our global audience of over 57 million members,” he added.
Netflix revolutionized the use of film and television films and series to offer online viewing without the need to download and through the payment of a monthly subscription in recent years. The content is always available.
Gradually it has expanded its range of its own productions, and other large companies like HBO and Amazon have imitated the model and already offer similar services in “streaming”.
Netflix began offering its services in 2011 in Latin America, where it claims to have more than five million subscribers.