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Netflix Expanding to Six More Countries This Year

by Sean P. Aune | May 22, 2014May 22, 2014 2:00 am PDT

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NETFLIX TO LAUNCH IN GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG IN LATE 2014

World’s Leading Internet Television Network Plans Significant Expansion In Europe, Offering Entertainment Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device For A Low Monthly Price

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 21, 2014 — Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), plans to significantly expand in Europe later this year, offering a wide-range of entertainment for a low monthly price in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Upon launch, broadband users in these countries can subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of Hollywood, local and global TV series and movies, including critically-acclaimed Netflix original series, whenever and wherever they like on TVs, tablets, phones, game consoles and computers.

Since launching its streaming service in 2007, Netflix has put consumers in charge of when and how they enjoy their entertainment. Members can play, pause and resume watching series and films across devices, always without commercials or commitments. Using the unique Netflix recommendation engine, each member is presented a personalized list of titles to enjoy from Netflix.

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 48 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month. The continued European expansion follows the launch of Netflix in the UK and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden (2012) and the Netherlands (2013).

People interested in becoming Netflix members in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg can go to www.netflix.com today and sign up to receive an e-mail alert when Netflix has launched.

Further details, including pricing, programming and supported devices will be available at a later date.

Netflix CEO Hastings speaks during the launch of streaming internet subscription services for movies and television shows in Toronto

Netflix is expanding to six more European countries by the end of the year as it aims for global domination of the TV streaming landscape.

By the end of the year Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland will be able to turn on a stream and watch House of Cards or Orange is the New Black thanks to the upcoming Netflix territory expansion. The service will also carry U.S. films and television programming in addition to local programming for each region.

This newest expansion will almost double the number of European countries Netflix has entered, and one has to imagine that more are on the way.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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