Film and TV streaming service Netflix has launched in the UK and Ireland. It offers online access to television programmes and films via a wide range of devices, including tablets and mobile phones as well as computers, games consoles and internet-connected TVs. The service currently costs £5.99 a month with a one-month free trial.
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Reed Hastings, co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix, said “We are starting 2012 in the best possible way: by giving consumers in the UK and Ireland an amazing entertainment experience.Now, you can enjoy as many great films and TV programmes as you want, when you want, where you want, for one low monthly price with no contracts or commitments.”
Netflix currently has more than 20 million streaming members in 47 countries and territories worldwide. It’s offering movies and TV programmes from All3Media, the BBC, CBS, Channel 4’s 4oD, Disney UK & Ireland, ITV, Lionsgate UK, MGM, Miramax, Momentum Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Viacom International Media Networks.