Netflix service expands across Europe

The popular movie and TV steaming service will be launching in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland in late 2012.

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Netflix is off to pastures new, planning to launch in Scandinavia before the year is out.

The popular movie and TV steaming service will be launching in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland in late 2012, the company announced today.

According to Netflix, viewers in the region will be able to access the standard service to get access to a "wide array of Hollywood, local and global TV shows and movies."

Further details about the service, including the official launch date, pricing, content and which devices will be supported have not been announced.

Customers from the four countries will be joining the more than 27 million Netflix users worldwide, based in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Any would-be Nordic subscribers can register at the Netflix Web site and sign up for an e-mail alert to keep informed on when the service launches.

U.S.-based Netflix reported its second-quarter earnings in July, posting revenues of $889 million and earnings of $0.11 per share, beating analyst's predictions of 5 cents a share.

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