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Unedited press release follows:
SoftBank and Netflix Japan Announce Partnership
TOKYO August 24, 2015 SoftBank Corp, Japans leading mobile provider, and Netflix Inc., the worlds leading Internet TV network, today announced SoftBank, among Japanese telecommunications companies, will exclusively offer a fully integrated Netflix experience, including billing, when Netflix Japan launches on September 2.
Netflix also announced monthly pricing for the Japanese market as follows:
-Basic Plan Single-stream standard definition for 650 JPY (pre-tax)
-Standard Plan Two-stream high definition for 950 JPY (pre-tax)
-Premium Plan Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition family plan for 1,450 JPY (pre-tax)
Under the agreement, SoftBank customers will be able to sign up for Netflix at SoftBank Shops, major electronics retailers, via the SoftBank website and via SoftBank call centers without filling out payment information, with Netflixs monthly fee added to their bill. In addition, SoftBank will begin pre-installing the Netflix app on its smartphones for sale after October 2015.
Netflix is the worlds leading Internet television network with over 65 million members in over 50 countries enjoying more than 100 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.