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Netflix continues global expansion with launches across Asia

After entering Japan, streaming giant to launch in Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan early next year

Netflix this week announced plans to expand its streaming service to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan, as the company continues its push across Asia. In a press release, Netflix said it would launch in its four new Asian markets in early 2016, though details on programming and pricing have yet to be announced.

Netflix first entered Asia this month, when it launched in Japan. The Los Gatos, California-based company has made international expansion a priority in recent months. It launched in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, and will debut in ItalyPortugal, and Spain next month. At the beginning of this year, Netflix said it aims to be present in 200 countries by the end of 2016, as it looks to expand its still-growing base of subscribers; the service is currently available in "over 50 countries," according to its website.