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COMMENT: Why Netflix could struggle in Ireland

Without new-release movies and a low price-point, Netflix will find it very hard to get customers in Ireland, writes Adrian Weckler.

4th November, 2011
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Is Ireland finally getting the movie-streaming online service that other countries benefit from?

In early 2012, the US's biggest movie downloading service, Netflix, will launch in Ireland. But it is unlikely to have much by way of newly-released films. This could strangle it at birth.

What it is likely to offer is a sizeable back catalogue of films (and possibly US TV programmes). Having extra choice in this way is a welcome development for film fans,...

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