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Briefly: Netflix plans Europe expansion, HBO shows on Amazon Prime

updated 11:49 am EDT, Wed May 21, 2014

Netflix reveals plans to expand into six more European countries

Netflix is expanding its presence in Europe to include six more countries, the company has revealed. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg will receive access to the streaming video service later this year, with content and pricing for each region to be announced in the future. The new additions will likely increase Netflix's international subscriber count upward from the 12.7 million it already has in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia. By contrast, the US has 35.7 million subscribers.

House of Cards, Netflix
House of Cards, Netflix

Classic HBO shows, films go live on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime customers will be able to watch HBO shows on Prime Instant Video, as the first wave of content under a content licensing agreement goes live on the streaming service today. Available in the United States, classic shows including The Sopranos and The Wire, original movies, comedy specials, and documentaries can be viewed, and though Game of Thrones will not appear, it will still offer select seasons of current shows, including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and Treme.

The Sopranos, HBO
The Sopranos, HBO

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