Netflix Europe debut set for January 2012
Spanish movie industry exec spills beans
Netflix's long-awaited European debut may have been scheduled for January 2012, if claims from Spain are to be believed.
According to a variety of local papers, that's when Netflix will launch in Spain, offering Spaniards around 3500 movies and TV shows to stream.
The claim apparently comes from Pedro Perez, president of the Federation of Spanish Audiovisual Producer Associations. He said Netflix has contacted a number of his organisation's members regarding their plans for the Spanish video-on-demand offering.
Hopefully, if Netflix is launching in Spain it will be rolling out its service in the rest of Europe too - good news for folk who've been hoping its VoD service will come here.
Netflix's current focus for expansion outside of the US is Central and South America. Given the linguistic connection between these areas and Spain - Portugal too - an initial European foray into these two countries would establish a beachhead for a continent-wide roll-out later. ®
"Given the linguistic connection between these areas and Spain - Portugal too - an initial European foray into these two countries"
What as shame there is no linguistic connection between the USA & Canada on side of the pond and the UK & Ireland on the other.
Re : Boethius
Double you, tee, eff?
Netflix type service is the way forward, and if they can do a good service in the UK for £20 or so a month then I'm sure there will be lots of happy customers. Hopefully Spain is just another step closer.
Aren't North Americans and residents of the British Isles just "two peoples separated by a common language"?