Netflix to launch in UK, Ireland in early 2012
Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 24-10-2011 In its latest move to redeem itself after a woeful autumn, Netflix is to launch its over the top (OTT) video service to the UK and Ireland by early 2012.
Over the last few months Netflix has taken a corporate pummeling thanks to recent moves like a 60% rate hike and the decision to separate its streaming video and DVD-by-mail business. Furthermore there was the embarrassing quickly abort the plan to rename its DVD-only business to Qwikster.com.
Yet continuing a fight back beginning with a corporate mea culpa and an extension of its service by launching an Android 3.x app available as a free download in the Android Market, the company has revealed that those interested in becoming members of Netflix in the UK or Ireland can now go to www.netflix.com to sign up to receive an email alert letting them know when Netflix has launched in their country.
Netflix has available in the US since 2007, Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean since September 2011 claiming more than more than 25 million members. Netflix also says that in all more than 700 devices support Netflix including, in addition to the Android devices, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PlayStation3 (PS3) consoles; Blu-ray disc players, connected TVs, home theatre systems, DVRs; the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.