Not much is known about the relative size and composition of the Australian Netflix catalogue, due to launch in a couple weeks, but Netflix has confirmed that some of their own, high profile titles will immediately be available. Some such titles are:
- Marco Polo
- BoJack Horseman
- Mission Blue
- Uganda Be Kidding Me, Live
- Jim Jeffries: Bare
They have also stated that their catalogue size will grow from opening day, so don’t be too disappointed if your favourite shows aren’t immediately available. They are promising to expand quickly in 2015 with more of their original programming, including Bloodline, Marvel’s Daredevil, Sense8, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Grace and Frankie. Some titles such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards are in an interesting position in New Zealand, since Netflix has previously licensed their distribution to existing regional pay TV providers.
Here at Whats On Netflix, we are expecting a curated (smaller than USA) catalogue with a good mix of titles across the genres and interests. There will eventually be some titles that are only available in New Zealand, and as always there will be some titles that never make it “down under”. We are already getting ready to provide complete listings of Australian and New Zealand catalogues, and hope to have them ready within a few days of their launch.