eli5 why do streaming services change what content is available based on location?

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eli5 why do streaming services change what content is available based on location?

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Licensing deals are negotiated on a region by region basis.

So the company that owns a TV show may have signed a deal with BritFlix in the UK to be the _exclusive_ provider of that show there. When Netflix comes along and wants worldwide rights, the company can’t give them the rights to the UK because those already belong to BritFlix – so if you are in the US you can watch the show on Netflix, but have to subscribe to BritFlix if you are in the UK.