Last week we reported on Netflix’s plans to invest in producing original content for the German market after the service launches later this month, and with a few days left before the supposed September 16th launch date, there has been very little information released by the American company in terms of content and pricing.
However, we received a tip from a reader who gained access to what appears to be a test environment for the German service while connecting to what he believed was the U.S. version through the use of a VPN server. None of the videos played when selected, and categories are poorly organized at the moment, but the supplied photos offer the first look into what Netflix may be planning.
We reached out to Netflix to verify the content and in statement we were told that while they would not comment on the specific screenshots, “our service for Germany is not live yet. Whatever your reader saw is not the service we will start with later this month.”
Whether or not Netflix Germany launches with all titles seen in the leaked images, it should show the direction the company is going in for the German audience. There appears to be a balanced collection of German titles and American programming that many American subscribers would love to see appear in the U.S.
When asked to confirm the September 16 launch and provide pricing, Netflix did not reply with details.
Source: Nick Johnson