CBC News Canada reports that the Netflix Canadian service is already a success
"After a short period in Canada we're now talking about other regions in the world, so that's a good indicator," Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey said in a recent interview.
Netflix, which launched in Canada in September, is already planning more international expansion. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)" We're extremely pleased with the reception in Canada and … based on the early success of Netflix.ca we're going to continue our international expansion next year and we're going to allocate significant dollars to it."
While the selection of titles for the Canadian streaming-only plan is more limited than the US DVD & streaming service, they're not seeing more cancellations.
"You'll see in the blogosphere and in chatrooms people saying, 'Yeah, but where's my Avatar or It's Complicated. So we've had to do a little bit of resetting of expectations," he said.
"There's a cross section of people that I think were expecting it to be all new releases and they were disappointed but … it hasn't hampered retention or acquisition of members, those who have come on and complained about it stayed on because there's a treasure trove of stuff to watch — even though it's not a lot of new releases."
What's interesting about the Canadian service is that is lacks a queue: "There's currently no way to build a queue of movies to watch in the future and Netflix has no plans to implement one."