Net­flix and Telkom ink ma­jor deal

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Net­flix has of­fi­cially signed its first part­ner­ship with a South African telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany.

Telkom con­firmed the agree­ment with the lead­ing in­ter­net en­ter­tain­ment ser­vice on Thurs­day.

Net­flix ser­vices in the coun­try in­cluded li­censed and orig­i­nal tele­vi­sion se­ries‚ movies‚ standup come­dies‚ doc­u­men­taries and chil­dren’s pro­grammes.

Telkom con­tent ex­ec­u­tive Wanda Mkhize said they were ex­cited to ex­pand their con­tent with Net­flix. Mkhize said the part­ner­ship pro­vided a plat­form for Telkom to of­fer more en­ter­tain­ment.

Net­flix’s Maria Fer­reras said the agree­ment high­lighted their com­mit­ment to the coun­try.

Net­flix will be avail­able on Telkom’s LIT TV box later this year.

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