Netflix coming to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland

Netflix is getting ready to expand its reach once again. The streaming movie and TV show service has announced that it will be available for the residents of four more European countries later in 2012.

Netflix's press release announced that the specific territories it will be entering will be Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. However, specific details about Netflix's services in those countries, including pricing and which hardware devices will support the service have not yet been announced. As with the previous launches of Netflix in countries outside the US, Netflix will not be offering its DVD mail order rental service to customers in their new territories.

After launching its streaming service in the US in 2007, Netflix has slowly expanded its reach to include Canada in 2010, a number of Latin American countries in 2011 and the UK and Ireland earlier this year. As part of its latest financial results, Netflix said that just under 24 million subscribers in the US use its services, along with another 3.62 million subscribers from its various locations overseas.

Netflix still dominates the paid streaming video market in the US, despite competition from the likes of Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and others.

Source: Netflix pres release | Image via Netflix

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How about improving American end of Netflix Reed Hastings? Seriously, so much lack of movies and TV Series, all just the same crap you guys add and remove and than re-add them as new.

I fear what will happen is that it will have a miserable catalog compared to the US. The whole distribution system is ****ed up in Europe - movies being delayed because some German or French people need subtitles or dubs, movies not available in countries because the branch of the distribution company doesn't have a deal with Netflix or other service etc etc.

The media industry really does everything to make it difficult to buy their stuff. I also wouldn't be surprised find that they've simply converted all prices with a 1 USD = 1 EUR conversion thus making everything more expensive.

Personally what I'd like to see is just a simple, legal site offering 720p quality torrents for download for a monthly fee. Less bandwidth costs, far superior image quality to the low bitrate, barely-DVD quality 720p "HD" stuff streaming services have.

LaXu said,
I fear what will happen is that it will have a miserable catalog compared to the US. The whole distribution system is ****ed up in Europe - movies being delayed because some German or French people need subtitles or dubs, movies not available in countries because the branch of the distribution company doesn't have a deal with Netflix or other service etc etc.

The media industry really does everything to make it difficult to buy their stuff. I also wouldn't be surprised find that they've simply converted all prices with a 1 USD = 1 EUR conversion thus making everything more expensive.

Personally what I'd like to see is just a simple, legal site offering 720p quality torrents for download for a monthly fee. Less bandwidth costs, far superior image quality to the low bitrate, barely-DVD quality 720p "HD" stuff streaming services have.

Movies delayed on Netflix? lol. Netflix hasn't had a top rated movie in eons so there is no delay. 99% are b-rated movies you'd only watch if completely bored.

Unless you're a big fan of tv series, save your money.