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CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment – Rise of the Caribbean Streamers
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CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment – Rise of the Caribbean Streamers

Streaming of Jamaican and Caribbean content is now a reality in Jamaica. Two streaming platforms, CaribFlix TV and Vueture Entertainment, are aiming to make that possible. The Jamaican entrepreneurs that are making these streaming dreams reality know what they are up against. The big heavyweights in the streaming networks world are lready making inroads into Jamaica: Netflix YouTube TV Hulu Amazon Prime Video Still, it is possible to carve out a niche, especially, as most of the content coming from those top streamers is heavily Americanized. Still, we Jamaicans tend to like anything that is foreign, only subverting to Jamaican made products if it is value for money and has some nostalgic sentiment that reverberates with a large number of the masses. So who e...
How Netflix’s migration to Amazon Web Service is protected by Chaos Monkey
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How Netflix’s migration to Amazon Web Service is protected by Chaos Monkey

“We are happy to report that in early January of 2016, after seven years of diligent effort, we have finally completed our Cloud migration and shut down the last remaining data center bits used by our streaming service” Netflix blog post announcing the completion of their migration to AWS Netflix, in anticipation of the increased Global traffic following their plan to go global as laid out in Netflix expansion to 130 Countries as Global Streaming in 2016, has beefed up their Streaming. This via a massive migration to AWS (Amazon Web Services), which they completed on Friday February 12th, 2016. AWS is owned by Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos, whose company runs a rival streaming service called Amazon Prime Video. So in essence, they're literally sleeping in the enemy's back yard. T...
How Netflix will block streaming via Proxies and VPN as they go Global
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How Netflix will block streaming via Proxies and VPN as they go Global

Personally, I should have seen this coming when Netflix had  declared that they planned to take over the World, Pinky and the Brain Style as I'd explained in “Netflix expansion to 130 Countries as Global Streaming in 2016”. In a follow-up to the development that should have been labeled “too good to be true” Netflix plans to become a global streaming company comes with a caveat; they have to abide by the rules of regional streaming as required by movie studios and Television stations. So it was a bit shocking when Vice President of content delivery architecture at Netflix, David Fullagar, announced in a blog post on Thursday January 14th 2016 titled “Evolving Proxy Detection as a Global Service” plans to block proxies and VPN (Virtual Private Networks). VPN and Proxies allow i...
Digicel and LIME identified by Netflix’s ISP Index as the Slowest in the Caribbean
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Digicel and LIME identified by Netflix’s ISP Index as the Slowest in the Caribbean

Think Jamaicans are feisty about their slow Broadband Internet? They may now have a reason after it was revealed that Digicel has the slowest Broadband in the Caribbean. So says Netflix in their Netflix's ISP Index for the month of December 2014, which ranked all the Caribbean ISP in terms of their ability to Stream Netflix Video. The Rankings are as thus: 3.53Mbps for Mexico's Totalplay 2.37Mbps for Flow 1.38Mbps for LIME 0.69Mbps for Digicel Broadband Digicel is ranked by Netflix as the slowest in the Caribbean, with Mexico’s Totalplay being the fastest, besting even ISPs in US and Canada. However, Digicel isn’t alone; Jamaica overall has the slowest average broadband rates in the World. Netflix’s Methodology for the results, which were captured in the month of January...
Netflix uses Torrenting Trends to pick popular Content
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Netflix uses Torrenting Trends to pick popular Content

“Certainly there's some torrenting that goes on, and that's true around the world, but some of that just creates the demand. Netflix is so much easier than torrenting. You don't have to deal with files, you don't have to download them and move them around. You just click and watch” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in an interview with Netherlands Tech site Tweakers Netflix is the very popular IPTV Streaming website that’s got viewership that 's now global, thanks to launching not only in Latin America but most recently in the Netherlands. What’s not to love at US$8.99 for unlimited monthly streaming? Some of my stablemates here at Geezam have not-so-nice words to mince about the Netflix streaming here in the Caribbean as per Ramano’s article Is Netflix a Netjoke? With LIME TV yet to laun...
Is Netflix a Netjoke?
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Is Netflix a Netjoke?

Netflix have been made available to the Caribbean and Latin America for almost a year now since its initial release from September 5-12 and I must say the collection made available is a bit shabby well in a way it’s a bit of a disrespect, if one connects to Netflix via a Caribbean IP in my case a Jamaican IP, the collection of movies and TV shows are about 95% of out dated content (and that is my optimistic figure). I find this strange because Jamaica has access to several American TV stations via FLOW and many of the countries citizens often keep up with the most up to date of TV shows and the same goes for movies, even in some rare cases Jamaican cinema theaters air some movies before America even airs them (as I stated this is a rare occasion) but for the most part we usually air the m...
FLOW goes 3D HDTV et al – Netflix to make FLOW Extinct
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FLOW goes 3D HDTV et al – Netflix to make FLOW Extinct

FLOW Jamaica will be launching a slew of products by the First Quarter of 2012AD, namely: 300Mbps Broadband Internet speeds 3D HDTV Cable TV packages made possible by this speed increase A TV-Anywhere Concept akin to Comcast XFinity 1GBps product Cloud-Based Video Services, similar to Digicel as per my article “Digicel’s Cloud Backup Services – A deep Analysis”. Apparently the fear of Netflix, slated to come to Latin America and Jamaica by the Fourth Quarter of 2011AD has driven them to change their original plan of offering just HDTV bundles alone, as this was never practical. Neither is 3D HDTV, but at least it won’t be ineffective as the uptake in HDTV channels, as Jamaican have little appreciation for HDTV picture quality, merely seeing such Television sets as “bling”...
Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America
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Netflix service coming to the Caribbean and Latin America

Netflix is reporting through their official blog that they plan to start offering their streaming service in Latin America and the Caribbean later this year. The blog post doesn't go into detail about the individual counties only stating that they will expand into 43 countries in the region. I take heart in the fact that Latin America and the Caribbean were separated as too often smaller English speaking counties like Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados were labeled as Latin America incorrectly with services only provided in Spanish and Portuguese. Caribbean Tech Explosion Internet access and speeds have exploded in the Caribbean in recent years as well as tech-related consumer products such as smart-phones, HD TVs and Video Game consoles. It would be interesting to follow the deployment of...