Purpose Of The Report
When Netflix launch into new territories, they must sign content deals with the rights holders of content in that region. As such, different content appears in different Netflix regions. Furthermore, Netflix don’t just roll out US content into every territory, but rather mix it up with local content that suits the cultural temperament of the territory. The Netflix By The Regions Report is a mere snapshot of the sorts of content on offer in each region and how they differ to other Netflix offerings.
Netflix launched in the Netherlands in September 2013. The monthly subscription cost is €7.99 (US$9.48) for access to two simultaneous streams or €11.99 (US$14.23) for four simultaneous streams. The Netherlands, which once stood as the primary physical entry point for film prints entering Europe, has kept up with technology, embracing online consumption in a big way. Broadband consumption has reached 80%, average households get 4Mbps–20Mbps with 100Mbps capabilities following new fibre being laid nationwide.
Despite offering one of the smaller Netflix libraries, Netflix Netherlands has a strong selection of known films and TV shows in the library. The film titles, in particular, are a wealth of beloved titles. Where the Netherlands library suffers is with a relatively limited range of TV series.
The Netflix Netherlands library offers 1394 titles (as of 07 January 2015).
Titles included in the Popular On Netflix section are:
Oblivion, Brooklyn Nine Nine (TV), Arrow (TV), Homeland (TV),Frozen, Under The Dome (TV), Pretty Little Liars (TV), Suits (TV), Appleseed: Alpha, Breaking Bad (TV), Grimm (TV), Revolution (TV), The Mentalist (TV), The Originals (TV), Identity Thief, Mama, Prison Break (TV), The Hungover Games, Tangled, How I Met Your Mother (TV), Modern Family (TV), The Divide, Snatch, Orange Is The New Black (TV), All Hail King Julien (TV), Lost (TV), Sons of Anarchy (TV), Deadwood (TV), Married With Children (TV), High Plains Drifter, The Returned (TV), River Monsters (TV), Once Upon A Time (TV), Dexter (TV), Mad Men (TV), Instinct, Fargo (TV), Sherlock (TV), Seven, The Americans (TV), The Odd Life of Timothy Green, New Girl (TV), The Killing – US (TV), Family Guy (TV), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Orphan Black (TV), Zero Dark Thirty (TV), Falling Skies (TV), Broadchurch (TV), Man On A Ledge, The Prestige, Oz The Great & Powerful, Man on Fire, Mystic River, Lone Survivor, The Usual Suspects, White Collar (TV), Dragonfly, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Day of The Jackal, Luther (TV), Django Unchained, Twin Peaks (TV), Elementary (TV), Scarface, Saving Mr Banks, LA Confidential, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, The Unbelievers, Margin Call, Fringe (TV), Wreck It Ralph, World War II In Colour (TV), Moonrise Kingdom.
There are very few opportunities to really use Netflix Netherlands to its strength, which is TV marathons. While there are a handful of good drama series in the library, it’s nothing to be overly excited about. The film collection, however, really is very good.