The streaming giant is still in the process of rolling out its subscription-based video-on-demand service in Canada, but its launch is slated for later this year.
The company plans to begin offering its service at the end of 2019, but the rollout will be more tightly controlled, with a limited number of streaming platforms.
“We will offer the full Netflix experience across a variety of platforms, including our own branded platforms,” said Netflix Canada VP and general manager of customer services David Leggett in a statement to the Financial Post.
“Our goal is to be available for Canadians in 2019.”
The company also announced it is launching a standalone website, which it said will help Canadians navigate the new service.
“Netflix is the only service that delivers on the promise of choice and flexibility, while providing the best of Netflix’s content for a broad audience,” Leggetti said.
“And it will deliver on that promise, and more, when we roll out our new site in 2019, as part of our strategy to become Canada’s premiere content destination.”
Netflix is currently offering its own streaming platform, but Leggette said the company will roll out its own service in 2019.
Netflix will also begin to offer its own pay-per-view subscription model, but only for certain territories, Leggets said.
The new service is expected to be launched sometime this year, with Netflix’s chief content officer, Rob Thomas, describing the company’s plans as “the most ambitious in its history.”
“This is a game-changer,” Thomas said in a conference call with investors last month.
“What I see is the Netflix platform is here to stay, and will continue to grow and evolve as the service evolves.”
With files from the Associated Press.