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The excitement continues for Europe, as Netflix announced that it will launch in the Netherlands at the end of 2013. Additionally BBC Worldwide and BBC World News have announced new channel distribution deals with Orange in Romania.

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Netflix Will Launch in the Netherlands in Late 2013, as its International Expansion Slows (PaidContent)
Netflix announced that the streaming service will launch in the Netherlands in late 2013, making it the seventh European country to get access to Netflix’s service. This will supposedly be the last expansion of 2013 for Netflix, meaning viewers in other markets will have to wait until 2014.

BBC Secures Orange Romania Carriage (Broadband TV News)
BBC Worldwide and BBC World News have announced new channel distribution deals with Orange in Romania, which will be carried as part of the Universe HD tier of the newly launched Orange Romania DTH TV service. Read more about the launch of Orange Romania’s DTH TV Service “Orange TV”, which uses Viaccess-Orca’s security solution.

PayPal Targets T-commerce (IP&TV News)
PayPal has partnered with US firm Delivery Agent to enable TV viewers to purchase goods and services that are advertised on TV using their mobile device or remote control.

Topics: Industry, IPTV News, Netflix, Orange, Orange Romania, PaidContent, PayPal, security

Efrat Fenigson

Efrat Fenigson was the Senior Director of Marketing Communications at Viaccess-Orca. After several years as a computer programmer, Efrat understood her passion is not in creating technology, but rather in creating conversations about it. Previously, Efrat founded and ran the “New Media” sector in the Israeli Export Institute (IEICI), helping hundreds of Israeli start-ups take their first steps in global business. Efrat blogs about the pay-TV and over the top (OTT) markets, about users' behavior and expectations in today's multi-screen and second-screen reality, and about content protection/piracy. Efrat holds a BA in Computing from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

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