Netflix Hits a Roadblock After Global Expansion

PHOTO: The logo of video streaming company Netflix is seen on a laptop screen in Berlin, Sept. 14, 2014.Bernd Von Jutrczenka/dpa/AP Images
The logo of video streaming company Netflix is seen on a laptop screen in Berlin, Sept. 14, 2014.

Netflix's plan for global domination has suffered a setback after Indonesia's largest Internet service provider reportedly blocked the streaming network.

Telkom Indonesia bosses said Netflix may lack the necessary permit to operate as a content provider in the country and also took issue with material available on the site.

"The issue is about the permit. They don't follow the rules. They also display violence and adult content," Dian Rachmawan, consumer director for Telkom, told the Jakarta Post.

A Netflix representative told ABC News they’re "looking into the matter, but don’t have anything further to add at this point in time."

It's been a massive start to 2016 for Netflix -- which ended 2015 with a presence in 60 countries. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings called the company's expansion "the birth of a global TV network."

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world -- bringing with it a potentially large audience for Netflix.

Netflix subscribers enjoyed 42.5 billion hours of programming last year -- with a sharp spike of 50 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, Hastings said. That translates to subscribers watching an average of 13 hours of programming per week.

Telkom Indonesia has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.