Netflix warns it will have to slash its library in South Africa to meet local content quotas

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Netflix will have to cut its library in South Africa to meet local content quotas

Netflix has warned that the South African government’s plan to impose a strict 30% local content quota on streaming video services will likely backfire.

Shola Sanni, the director of public policy for Sub-Saharan Africa at Netflix said that such quotas would likely force the video streaming service it to reduce the size of its library in South Africa.

The alternative is that on-demand content providers would resort to churning out large quantities of low-budget local content to make up their quotas.

Netflix said its business model would always incentivise it to choose quality over quantity. Therefore it would choose to reduce the size of its content catalogue in South Africa before pumping out low-quality local productions.
 
Honestly, some of their content isn't really quality anyway. But I hear them, having seen some of it local stuff DSTV puts on it Africa channels uhmm yeah no.
 
Anyone else notice rest of Africa didnt really have interest in SA content compared to N. America for example? Granted internet penetration cant be compared but interesting nonetheless.
 
Netflix will have to cut its library in South Africa to meet local content quotas

Netflix has warned that the South African government’s plan to impose a strict 30% local content quota on streaming video services will likely backfire.

Shola Sanni, the director of public policy for Sub-Saharan Africa at Netflix said that such quotas would likely force the video streaming service it to reduce the size of its library in South Africa.

The alternative is that on-demand content providers would resort to churning out large quantities of low-budget local content to make up their quotas.

Netflix said its business model would always incentivise it to choose quality over quantity. Therefore it would choose to reduce the size of its content catalogue in South Africa before pumping out low-quality local productions.
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Anyone else notice rest of Africa didnt really have interest in SA content compared to N. America for example? Granted internet penetration cant be compared but interesting nonetheless.

They have Nollywood.
 
Finally Steve Stofsuier and his Fans can act as Zulu Kings and make the cut to Netflix, and finally part of a quota that matters.
 
People are going to become clued up on VPNs and DNS services if that happens. And once you force them in that direction, they might realise that they also have access to Disney+, BBC iPlayer, HBO Max and so on.

Big brain time for the ANC.
 
How does the guavament define "local content". What if Netflix uploads several thousand hours of a local lion humping. On repeat. Will this be "local content". They can also pay a South African for editing it.:unsure:
 
How does the guavament define "local content". What if Netflix uploads several thousand hours of a local lion humping. On repeat. Will this be "local content". They can also pay a South African for editing it.:unsure:
Well, could just do something like take a picture of table mountain, then add 1m 1 hour long videos of a picture of table mountain, if it's just the pic it shouldn't take much server space to store.
Will be interesting how the law goes.
 
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