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  • Plex Launched free streaming service in 220 countries

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        Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

        ..The service will feature several thousand movies and shows from studios like MGM, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate and Legendary..

        Like other free streaming services, Plex’s free content won’t require a subscription or any other commitments, but will instead be fully supported by ads…

        Sample titles available at launch include a number of classics, cult classics and even award winners, like “Rain Main,” “The Terminator,” “Overboard,” “Frequency,” “Evil Dead” (1 & 2), “Teen Wolf,” plus music concerts and documentaries featuring Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Deadmau5, and more.

        The content is available across Plex platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, smart TVs,
        Android and iOS mobile platforms, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Fire TV and others…

        Plex launches a free, ad-supported streaming service in over 200 countries

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        I was more than a little suspicious of the claim by Plex to offer streaming serice in over 200 countries, and even more suspicious of the title “in 220 countries”.

        The UN has 193 member countries, and two others, the Holy See and the state of Palestine, are non-member observer states.  A further six countries, Taiwan, Western Sahara, Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Northern Cyprus, are not members of the UN, but are recognised by at least one country that is a member of the United Nations.

        So, “200 countries”, a bit of a stretch, “220 countries”, No Way!

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        I think the large number of countries implies that being available on the world wide web is functionally equivalent to being available in a very large number of countries. Also “more than” is wigglesse to allow for that count to be 193 (UN), 205, 210, 249 (ISO 3166), or 255 (ccTLD). Those larger numbers include “subdivisions”. It all depends on how you count whose preferred definitions. Could have easily marketed as reaching more than 2 billion people.

        I would be shown wrong if they had actual contracts with representatives from more that 200 jurisdictions that self identify as sovereign.

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