THE CLINIC,RAW,KILLNASKULLY AND OTHER RTÉ SHOWS COMING TO NETFLIX
13 September - Netflix and RTE Digital today announced an agreement to bring a variety of great RTÉ television series to Netflix members in Ireland and the UK.
Starting 15 September, critically acclaimed RTÉ television series such as The Clinic, Killnaskully, Trivia, and Mattie will be available for Netflix members in Ireland and the UK. The hit series, Raw, will also be available in Ireland. Netflix members will be able to instantly watch these titles and many more streamed over the Internet to over 800 connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers, media players and mobile phones.
“We are thrilled to partner with RTÉ to add these great Irish TV shows to our growing catalogue of serialized TV,” said Kelly Merryman, Vice President of Content Acquisition. “We know these TV favourites will be enjoyed by our members in Ireland and are excited for them to find a new audience as we introduce them to our Irish and UK members.”
“We’re delighted to join forces with Netflix to bring these popular RTÉ series to the one million Netflix members in the UK and Ireland,” said Aisling McCabe, Director of Content and Strategy, RTÉ Digital. “Our strategy is to ensure viewers can view their favourite RTÉ programmes everywhere and anywhere, and working with Netflix gives viewers even more choice than ever before.”
Recently Netflix announced that it reached the one million-member milestone in Ireland and the UK within seven months, faster than any other territory it has launched. Netflix is available to try one month free at www.netflix.com and charges a low monthly-unlimited viewing fee of €6.99 in Ireland and £5.99 in the UK.
Through the Netflix agreement, RTÉ content is now available not only on RTÉ Player on www.rte.ie/player, but across multiple Netflix-enabled devices such as iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, desktops, notebooks, and PS3 but also via the RTÉ Player app on Samsung connected TV’s.
With more than 27 million streaming members in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV programmes. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can instantly watch films and TV programmes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 800 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT RTE DIGITAL:
RTÉ Digital is responsible for leading RTÉ’s overall digital strategy. A central part of this strategy is to ensure RTÉ’s content is available wherever and whenever the audience requires. RTÉ Digital has harnessed the collective digital expertise of the organisation to bring high-quality content and services to Irish and international audiences across a range of platforms, devices and markets. In addition, RTÉ Digital manages and is developing its stable of industry-leading digital platforms and services RTÉ.ie, RTÉ Player and RTÉ News Now.
RTÉ Digital’s key priorities are to meet the needs of audiences now and in the future through innovation and technology, engagement with social media, and by playing an active role within the Digital Economy. The division also seeks to develop partnerships with industry-leading companies and organisations, in the areas of technology, design, device manufacture and content provision.