A massive one million Dutch people are estimated to use a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven percent had access to a paid Netflix account.
Telecommunications provider Vodafone is set to offer LTE Advanced to the Dutch market, the company said in a statement. The news comes days after rival KPN made an announcement revealing similar plans. While KPN will offer the faster internet option from July, Vodafone users will have to wait until later this year.
Netflix, the on-demand internet media streaming provider, has moved its Europe headquarters from Luxembourg to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Netflix NL, who was the first video-on-demand (VOD) provider up until now, will soon have company and competition from WappZapp. Starting April the new VOD provider will also offer unlimited films and series for the same €7,99 a month.
Netflix today will premiere the second season of its original series Lilyhammer starring Steven Van Zandt in the Netherlands, Broadwayworld reports.
Netflix said in a blog post that the Netherlands has fastest broadband internet.
Netflix announced that its Dutch service has signed an agreement with NBCUniversal International to acquire dramas such as Suits, Downton Abbey and Bates Motel.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: singer Trijntje Oosterhuis underestimates the power of social media, the arrival of Sinterklaas and his helpers in The Netherlands, Hungarian pimps arrested for human trafficking, diplomats assault a reporter, 'Holland's got Talent' and 'RTL Late Night' in the spotlight for racism, an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to it destination despite potentially dangerous problems, and Joran van der Sloot demanding a new trial.
Netflix said it plans to bring some more TV series and films from Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Netherlands.
Netflix has signed an agreement with Disney to get exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights for Disney’s additional animated and live action films in the Netherlands.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features NS railroad maintenance, price increase of train tickets, and the future of Fyra, the continuing developments on Google glass, the stabbing death of a Swedish girl, the concerns around the Oosterschelde storm surge barrier, Netflix entering the Dutch market, concerns about radical Muslims, the Muslim brothers, private policing by Muslims, the uncertain future of Ibn Ghaldoun.
The U.S. video provider Netflix operates in the Netherlands as of today. Via the Internet service subscribers can view unlimited movies and series for a fee of 7.99 euros per month.
European broadcast giant RTL Group’s Dutch arm RTL Nederland appears to be in preparation to compete with Netflix, which has recently announced its plan to expand to the Netherlands this year.