Posted on October 10, 2015
Daredevil, Sense8, and Bloodline are some of the new features of Netflix service that will arrive in Portugal this Wednesday. The first thirty days are free. Then, the prices vary between 7,99 euros and 11,99 euros monthly.
Founded in 1997 as an online DVD movie rental service, Netflix came into the limelight in 2007, when it chose to distribute exclusive content and films over the Internet. The U.S.-based company has 62 million customers worldwide and is revolutionizing the way television is watched.
In the Portuguese market, the service will provide all the episodes of “Sense8”, “Daredevil”, “Bloodline”, “Grace and Frankie”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Marco Polo” in one go. Netflix also offers documentaries such as Virunga, Mission Blue and Chef’s Table, as well as stand-up and children’s programming specials.
The journalist Artur Teixeira took over the TV and went to see Netflix. It was Paulo Jorge Guerreiro’s work of sound analysis.
However, “House Of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black”, the two most popular and award-winning original series of the service, are not included in the grid for the Portuguese market.
“House Of Cards”, winner of four Emmys and the first online series to win an award in that ceremony, has been shown in Portugal on TV Series and SIC. Excluded from the initial contents of Netflix in Portugal is also “Orange Is The New Black”, the drama and comedy series created in 2013, which has as its main stage a women’s prison and has already won three Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Jorge Ferraz de Abreu, teacher at the University of Aveiro and specialist in television of the future, explains what Netflix brings to the future.
All content will be subtitled in Portuguese and the service is free for the first thirty days. Then, the subscription varies between 7.99 (most basic SD package) and 11.99 euros (Ultra HD).
Netflix contents are available on any device with an internet connection (televisions, tablets, video game consoles, laptops, computers or Blu-Ray players).