Netflix catches up with Nordic public broadcasters in web TV

Thursday 15 May 2014 | 23:16 CET | News
More than 6 million people in the Nordic region watch some form of internet television every day, with Netflix leading the chargeable web TV market, according to Swedish consultancy Mediavision. Netflix has become just as popular as public broadcasters' internet TV services everywhere except Finland.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Netflix / YLE / YouTube
Countries: Denmark / Finland / Norway / Sweden
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