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Entry from October 02, 2017
“In Russia, they call it Nyetflix” (nyet + Netflix)

The entertainment service Netflix is sometimes said to have a Russian counterpart—Nyetflix (nyet + Netflix). “Nyet” is Russian for “no,” so the name means “no flicks” (no movies).

“In Soviet Russia, NyetFlix pays _you_ to watch movies” was posted on Twitter on April 20, 2009. “A Russian Anti-American film group just launched a website.  nyetflix.com” was posted on Twitter on December 31, 2009.

“Is it called Nyetflix in Russia?” was posted on Twitter on June 24, 2011.


Wikipedia: Netflix
Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California. It specializes in and provides streaming media and video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded into film and television production, as well as online distribution. As of 2017, the company has its headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

Netflix’s initial business model included DVD sales and rental, although Hastings jettisoned DVD sales about a year after Netflix’s founding to focus on the DVD rental by mail business. In 2007, Netflix expanded its business with the introduction of streaming media, while retaining the DVD and Blu-ray rental service

Twitter
Doug Freeman‏
@singerish
Replying to @Sean_Mc
@Sean_Mc In Soviet Russia, NyetFlix pays _you_ to watch movies.
1:49 PM - 29 Apr 2009

Twitter
MoviesOnTCM‏
@MoviesOnTCM
Fred Astaire romances a Russian in SILK STOCKINGS at 1am ET, followed by the original NINOTCHKA at 3! Call ‘em… Nyetflix.
8:31 PM - 22 Dec 2009

Twitter
Russ Gordon‏
@CDNz1
A Russian Anti-American film group just launched a website.  nyetflix.com
9:44 PM - 31 Dec 2009

Twitter
Sarah Orsborn‏
@erniebufflo
Idea: Nyetflix. Where they never have the movie you want. The answer is always No. In communist Russia, movies watch you!
2:23 PM - 10 May 2010

Twitter
subliculous‏
@subliculous
in Soviet Russia, Nyetflix watch YOU.
5:29 PM - 13 Dec 2010

Twitter
That’s What She Fed‏
@thatswhatshefed
is it called Nyetflix in Russia?
2:53 PM - 24 Jun 2011

Twitter
D.E.N.N.I.S.‏
@wales2k
In Russia, they call it Nyetflix.
4:03 PM - 21 Sep 2011

Urban Dictionary
Nyetflix
Any streaming movie/TV service that just won’t play all the way through a movie without changing quality or freezing up repeatedly.
(...)
by Tonyismyrealname December 31, 2011

Twitter
Emily 🍁‏
@cheakbones
if netlfix was censored in russia it’d be called nyetflix
11:07 PM - 7 Dec 2015

Reddit—Jokes
Russia started a new website that tracks down and deletes pirated movies.
submitted October 2, 2017 by Onyxdime
Nyetflix.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Monday, October 02, 2017 • Permalink