It’s been a busy week for Netflix as they expand around the globe, and in the space of five days they have launched in six European Countries, with began with Belgium and Luxembourg being the final two.
Throughout the week Netflix have launched their streaming service officially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland,which now means the service is available in around 40 countries and opens up an extra 63 million potential customers.
Netflix revealed the news in a press release which had CEO Reed Hastings saying, “We’ve received a very warm welcome throughout Europe. Consumers love choice – in series and films and in when and where they watch. We are delighted people are embracing Netflix in our newest territories and, particularly, the incredible viewer enthusiasm for our original series.”
Original Netflix shows will be available in some European countries for the first time including Orange is the New Black and Bojack Horseman. Upcoming Netflix series such as Fargo, From Dusk Till Dawn, and Penny Dreadful, will also be available.
Due to a strange quirk of fate, Netflix’s biggest original show, House of Cards will not be available in all the new countries as Netflix have already sold content rights to local broadcasters.
Netflix also promise local programming as well as dubbed and subtitledcontent for the newmarkets. The service will cost from EUR 7,99 monthly in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg and from CHF 11,90 in Switzerland. A one month free trial of Netflix is available on sign-up.