Netflix launches in 130 new countries, but not in China, Syria, or North Korea

Big streaming content news out of CES this morning: Netflix is now live in 130 additional countries, which makes its service available to billions of new users. The most notable exception: China.

CEO Reed Hastings made the announcement at the annual Consumer Electronics Forum in Las Vegas today.

"You are witnessing the birth of a global TV network," he said.

Netflix "won't be available in Crimea, North Korea and Syria due to U.S. government restrictions on American companies," the company said.

Countries where Netflix will now be available include Azerbaijan, India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudia Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Turkey and Indonesia can now use Netflix–but presumably with certain restrictions, in certain nations.

"Netflix Is Now Available Around the World" [netflix press release]

[CNN via @brianstelter]