Videoland, in which broadcaster RTL acquired a majority stake last August, said it has commissioned its first original Dutch productions for the service. The Videoland Unlimited service will start before the summer.
Already 150,000 people have registered as users, who will get priority access to the new service within the next few weeks. The monthly subscription fee will be around EUR10, just slightly higher than the EUR8.99 that Netflix is charging. Last year, Netflix launched its service for EUR7.99 a month, but has just informed subscribers the fee will be EUR8.99 for new members.
Current subscribers will pay EUR7.99 for the next two years, the company wrote to his members in an English language (!) email.
RTL’s Videolnd believes it has a stronger offer with a wider offer of Dutch movies and TV series including RTL series such as Westenwind, Gooische Vrouwen, Divorce and Moordvrouw.
Apart from its S-VOD offer Videoland will continue to offer brand new titles on a transactional basis, while Netflix only offers older releases. The monthly subscription fee also includes unlimited access to its library of adult titles.