Netflix to launch in UK and Ireland early next year

US-based movie video streaming service Netflix has confirmed it will launch in the UK and Ireland in early 2012, offering unlimited TV shows and movies over the internet to TVs and computers for a single monthly subscription price.

Further details about the service, including pricing, content and supported devices, will be announced closer to launch.

People interested in becoming members of Netflix in the UK or Ireland can go to to sign up to receive an email alert letting them know when Netflix has launched in their country.

Netflix has been streaming to US subscribers since 2007, offering access to movies for US$7.99 (€5.75) a month, adding Canada in 2010 and 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean last month.

In August Netflix contacted Spanish producers ahead of a planned launch in that country in early 2012, according to Pedro Perez, president of local producers’ association FAPAE.

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