Netflix Said To Be Making Deals For Launches In France, GermanyBy: Chris Crum - January 29, 2014
There’s almost no question now that Netflix will soon be launching in Germany, France and other countries in Europe.
Late last year, reports indicated that the company had been in talks with officials in both countries, seeking information on laws that could affect its operations. Earlier this month, a Netflix Marketing & PR Management job posting was spotted, which called for the candidate to speak and write English, but noting that “Dutch, the Nordic languages, German and French are a plus.”
The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Netflix is in discussions with American entertainment companies about “licensing the rights to popular Hollywood content in France and Germany, among other European countries.”
Additionally, according to the report, Netflix has started talks with the French government specifically about a possible launch.
CEO Reed Hastings hinted at a European expansion in the corporate earnings discussion last week, but didn’t get into specifics.
Netflix has already launched in the Nordics, the UK and Ireland, and most recently in the Netherlands in September.
Beyond expanding the availability of Netflix itself, more markets potentially means more region-specific original content.
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