In order to prevent the local film industry form being wiped out by foreign movies and series, entertainment distributors serving the Netherlands market should financially support more Dutch productions, the Raad voor Cultuur stated in a report. The top government advisory board for culture and the arts said those companies should also be forced to pay a tax on its income derived from Netherlands consumers to support the entertainment industry there.
American online retail giant Amazon expanded its offerings for the Netherlands on Wednesday, a long-awaited move that opens up Amazon Prime video streaming and next-day shipping for its customers. Amazon announced the move in a press release at the time of its launch.
With Amazon Prime, the Dutch consumers now have full access to some two million items displayed in the online store, half of which will be delivered free of charge the day after the order is placed. The rest will be available in two days.
Amazon is launching its video service Prime in 200 countries, including the Netherlands, in December, Jeremy Clarkson said n Twitter. According to him "Amazon has gone global".
Clarkson and fellow presenters Richard Hamond and James May also say in a video that their new show The Grand Tour will be available to watch almost everywhere from December, according to the Telegraaf. The show premiers on Friday, and is currently only available to Amazon Prime subscribers in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Germany.