Netflix catalogue leaked on Reddit as company undercuts rivals and US offering with pricing

The catalogue of Netflix’s new Australian service appears to have been leaked on online forum Reddit a day before the highly secretive service launches, with its own offerings Orange is the New Black and House of Cards among its shows listed.

A screen shot of the new Netflix Australia offering. Source: Reddit

A screen shot of the new Netflix Australia offering. Source: Reddit

The US streaming giant this morning confirmed the leaked prices which will begin with a standard definition plan for one screen at $8.99, two-streams of high-definition content for $11.99 or four-stream on the 4K ultra-high definition “family” plan for $14.99. It goes on sale tomorrow.

With the US dollar at 0.78 cents today the entry price for Netflix in Australia is slightly cheaper than in the US. However, its appears the library is more limited due to other players, such as Foxtel, retaining certain rights in Australia. Netflix is thought to already have between 200,000-300,000 Australian customers who have been accessing the US service via VPN, which overcomes the US geoblock.

The $8.99 price sees Netflix undercutting its rivals with Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment Co’s joint venture Stan charging $9.99 per month, for three HD streams, and Foxtel’s Presto service charging $14.99 a month for the film and TV package.

At launch Netflix subscribers will enjoy a  range of key franchises and content from leading distributors including Warner Bros., BBC, FOX, NBC Universal, Village Roadshow Entertainment, Beyond Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and The Walt Disney Company.

However, exclusive content appears to be more limited with its own shows House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Marco Polo the main drawcards over rivals.

The service also will be available on Fetch TV’s set-top box it will also be available on game consoles, including Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Nintendo’s Wii U.

A free one-month trial of Netflix is available to all new members signing up.

Comment is being sought from Netflix about the veracity of the Reddit leak which can be seen in full below.

Today Telstra also announced it was giving T-Box subscribers a bonus six month unmetered sign up for Foxtel streaming service Presto in a bid to draw subscriber loyalty. Telstra co-owns Foxtel with News Corp, whilst Seven West Media is a partner on the Presto service.

Netflix is being offered unmetered on Fetch-TV on both iiNet and Optus services.

Nic Christensen 

The Reddit leak (click to enlarge):

Source: Reddit

Source: Reddit


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