License to chill: Netflix launches in Africa, Twitter reacts

Idris Elba in "Beasts of No Nation", directed by Cary Fukunaga and shot in Ghana. Netflix bought its worldwide distribution rights for $12 million.

(CNN)On Wednesday, streaming giant Netflix made the surprise announcement that its services would be extended to cover 130 new countries.

The new markets include all African countries, and Twitter users across the continent rejoiced to discover that their favorite shows would become available.
    After the initial excitement, attention quickly turned to the implications for less popular local rivals. South African model Calvin Peterson hailed a new era.
    One enthusiast set up a spoof account to troll the competition.