Without confirmation from Netflix, Variety reports that Netflix has been in talks with European film distributors to expand to Europe. Plans are currently believed to include Spain and the UK in first quarter 2012. Unlike its soon-to-start Latin American expansion, Netflix will face tougher competition in Europe with established companies like the Amazon.com-owned LoveFilm.
Is news of further expansion just more salt in the already stinging wound of American customers that dislike the 60% price increase and splitting of unlimited DVDs and streaming? Is the more aggressive and stealthy expansion into the European world in order to compensate for those customers threatening to quit before September 1st?
For all the details on these rumors, read the article at Variety.