Netflix extends southern European launch campaign

DetailsEditor | 08 June 2015

Only days after announcing its arrival in Spain, subscription video-on-demand leader Netflix has announced that it is to launch in Italy and Portugal in the autumn of 2015.

The SVOD service makes its completion of the Iberian Peninsula in October 2015, fully localised with Portuguese subtitles. Initial content will include original series such as Marvel's Daredevil, Sense8, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Marco Polo as well as documentaries Virunga, Mission Blue and docuseries Chef's Table. It will also feature stand-up comedy specials and a selection of programming for kids.

Viewers in Italy will have the same type of launch content as well as access to the first Netflix Original feature films such as Beasts of No Nation, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon The Green Legend, Jadotville and The Ridiculous 6.

In both territories Netflix will be available at launch on smart TVs, tablets and smartphones, computers and a range of Internet-capable game consoles and set-top boxes.