Netflix landed in Australia two years ago, providing us with legal access to buzzed-about United States shows like Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Stranger Things and the maple-syrup murder madness of Riverdale.
Netflix had previously came under fire from the Australian film and television industry for its lack of original Australian content, which bypassed the production quotas Australia's free-to-air channels are required to comply with.
Users of Netflix may be facing higher prices for using the service in the future as the company confirmed that it recently tested higher subscription prices for new customers in Australia. This decision will have an impact on online streaming services, including Netflix.
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The Australian reported that Netflix has tested upping Australian prices by as much as AU$3 over weekends, in other words, when you use it most. If we use approximately the same percentage price hikes being tried out in Australia, and apply it to USA pricing, we could see the rate for the monthly Basic plan go to $8.99 from the current $7.99. In an email to Fortune, a Netflix spokesperson noted that "these tests vary in length, they are not weekend only". This is the reason, the tax which will be implemented on July 1, has been dubbed as the Netflix Tax.
NETFLIX is playing around with the price it charges subscribers in a bid to better understand what we'll pay for our favourite shows.
The streaming giant has announced that production on a supernatural crime drama titled Tidelands will be kicking off in Queensland in 2018.
"Tidelands will be available through Netflix in 190 countries, leveraging the success of our screen industry and showcasing Queensland to its significant global audience, which will deliver strong cultural tourism outcomes by attracting more visitors".