Netflix to launch in Germany in September

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Netflix to launch in Germany in September
Laverne Cox, star of Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Photo: EPA/PETER FOLEY

Netflix revealed plans on Monday to launch in Germany in September this year, bringing the popular movie and TV streaming service to one of the world’s biggest markets.


The California-based firm, which has found huge success with series such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, said in May it would launch in Germany and five other European countries, but gave no details about start dates.

But on Monday Netflix said in its quarterly earning statement that it would start in Germany, along with France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg, in September.

"This launch into markets with over 60 million broadband households will significantly increase our European presence and raise our current  international addressable market to over 180 million broadband households," it said.

Netflix did not give details about the cost of a monthly subscription in Germany. In the USA it costs $7.99 a month (€5.90).

Up until now, fans of Netflix series have had to find other ways to watch the shows in Germany.

Netflix launched in 1997 as a DVD rental company. 

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