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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 Medellín 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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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