Curtain up in UK for internet movies

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Film and television fans will soon have access to one of the world’s biggest internet streaming services after it announced plans to launch in the UK early next year.

US giant Netflix, which has 25 million members, streams movies and shows online to TVs and computers for a monthly subscription. Recent hit movies are available, such as Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, with John Hurt and Gary Oldman. The Californian firm, which offers its service in Canada and and in Latin America and the Caribbean, said it would unveil details of pricing, content and supported devices closer to the launch in the increasingly competitive market for internet entertainment services.