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…and they aren’t too bothered by Netflix’ expansion across Africa
Opera Max is a data-saving app that helps you save data while streaming online, but it’s not a VPN app in the actual sense that it lets you bypass Netflix geo-restrictions.
And they aren’t the first.
The Communications Authority of Kenya believes that Netflix is a content provider that does not control the transmission of its material, while the Kenya Film Classification Board holds that the streaming service will be making video content available within Kenya, which would require the application of regulatory standards.
It’s not quite the battle of decoders vs. streaming, but the fight for Kenya’s Pay TV market just got a lot more interesting thanks to Netflix.