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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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