Netflix cracks down on proxy services used to access foreign content

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Americans from access to nearly twice as much Netflix content as Canadians

The Canadian Persuade Posted: Jan 14, 2016 2:46 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 3:15 PM ET

Netflix says it’s planning on cleft down on users who use virtual private networks and proxy services to upon content not available in their countries.

Many of the com ny’s distribution traffics with major studios and content providers are negotiated on a regional principle, meaning certain titles are only available to users in certain nations.

Some Canadians use VPN services to stream Netflix movies and TV shows elbow in the United States, which according to the website Netflixable has around twice as multitudinous available titles.

The U.S. version of Netflix also features more Hollywood blockbusters and up to date seasons of popular network shows than its Canadian counter rt.

In a blog newel, David Fullagar, Netflix’s vice-president of content delivery, said the com ny is making progress in certifying content across borders but is now implementing new measures to end the use of so-called unblockers and other agent services.

The com ny has always been against the use of such services and has im rted it takes measure to shut them down, but Fullagar said the presence is “evolving” its approach to the problem and the new strategy will be in place in the coming weeks.

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