Netflix for TIMvision
July 30, 2015
From Branislav Pekic in Rome
Telecom Italia Group has announced an agreement with Netflix that will make the streaming TV platform available to TIMvision customers.
Netflix programming will be available in HD quality, directly on the TV via the TIMvision set-top box, on TIM’s fixed ADSL and UBB networks, the most broadly available networks in Italy. The service will be fully localised, offering Italian subtitles and dubbing.
At launch, the Netflix offering will include such exclusive Netflix Original series as “Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Sense8”, and “Marco Polo” and critically acclaimed documentaries “Virunga”, “Mission Blue” and docuseries “Chef’s Table” as well as various stand-up comedy specials.
Besides expanding its premium content offer, Telecom Italia believes that the arrival of Netflix will also contribute to the expansion of ultra-broadband in Italy.
Last month, Netflix announced it would arrive in Italy in October.
According to Italian daily “Corriere della Sera”, the agreement with Telecom Italia Group is non-exclusive and Netflix should announce similar agreements with other Italian operators in the coming weeks.