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Netflix expands Euro reach; adds Italy, Spain, Portugal

SVOD service Netflix will expand its reach into the European market with roll-outs forthcoming this October for Italy, Spain and Portugal.
June 8, 2015

Video streaming service Netflix will expand its reach into the European market with roll outs forthcoming this October for Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The expansion will bring the number of countries and territories where the SVOD service is currently available to 69, and is part of Netflix’s aggressive efforts to reach nearly 200 markets by the end of 2016.

Offering a selection of TV series and movies in HD or Ultra HD 4K, the three regions will have access to such Netflix original documentaries as Virunga, Mission Blue and the docuseries Chef’s Table, as well as original scripted programs such as Marvel’s Daredevil, Sense8, Bloodline, Marco Polo and the forthcoming Narcos, which recounts the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s MedellĂ­n Cartel.

Italian and Spanish subscribers will have the option to stream with in-language subtitles or dubbing, while Portuguese viewers will only be offered subtitles.

With more than 62 million subscribers worldwide at March’s end, the streaming service will also be looking to roll into Japan, its first Asian territory, this fall.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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