Netflix and RTÉ 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.”
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, 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.