Netflix has announced plans to expand to a further six European countries before the end of the year.

The TV and movie streaming service intends to launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

The US-based firm has 48 million subscribers in over 40 countries.

Analysts suggest the success of the roll-out could depend on how much content is dubbed into local languages.

Subtitling is common in France, but in Germany voice-over, or dubbing, is more common.