Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will launch its television streaming services in Hong Kong early next year.

The popular US-based Internet television network has over 65 million members in over 50 countries including Japan, the UK and Australia.

Apart from Hong Kong, Netflix will also be launching in South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in early 2016 in a move to complete its global rollout.

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Popular internet TV streaming service Netflix. Photo: Wikimedia Commons,

“The combination of increasing internet speeds and ubiquity of connected devices provides consumers with the anytime, anywhere ability to enjoy their favorite TV shows and movies on the Netflix service,” said Reed Hastings, chief executive officer of Netflix. “These four markets well represent those trends.”

The network hosts a variety of TV shows and movies, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Its original series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black have been widely acclaimed and won numerous Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe awards.

Once launched, subscribers of Netflix would be able to watch a curated selection of popular TV shows and movies on nearly any screen connected to the internet. The viewing experience could also be customised based on user preferences.

Netflix said that additional details on pricing, programming and supported devices will be available at a later date.

Karen is a journalist and writer covering politics and legal affairs in Hong Kong for HKFP. She has also written features on human rights, public space, regional legal developments, social and grassroots activism, and arts & culture. She is a BA and LLB graduate from the University of Hong Kong.