Netflix Announces European Expansion Plans
LOS GATOS, CALIF.—Netflix
will launch in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg
later this year. The video service announced the expansion into continental
Europe late Tuesday last week, but didn’t give an exact launch date, or details
on pricing or catalog.
The company said that 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 Netflix original
series, whenever and wherever they like on TVs, tablets, phones, game consoles
Netflix has more than 48 million members in more than 40
countries watching more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per
month. The continued European expansion follows the launch of Netflix in the U.K.
and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden (2012) and the Netherlands
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,
according to a release.